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Have you had a Serious or Catastrophic Injury?
Claim MAXIMUM personal injury compensation today...


At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our expert serious injury solicitors are here to help. If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, serious burns, serious medical injuries caused by clinical negligence and fatal accidents, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our team of serious injury solicitors today.


What is a Serious Injury Claims?

Serious injury claims are typically associated with head injuries, neck injuries, and spine injuries. However, trauma to other areas of the body could also be classified as a serious injury, including burns, fractures, and high velocity impact traumas. For further information on how we could help you, please select an option from our services.


What can you claim for?


Who are you claiming against?

Your solicitor must establish who the other party is, who was legally responsible for the accident and that your injuries resulted from that accident. In some cases, such as tripping over discarded rubbish in a public place, it may not be immediately obvious who is to blame. If you are not certain who caused the accident you may still be able to make a claim. Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully made slip and trip compensation claims against parties including employers, retailers and local authorities. In many instances, the responsible party is insured for injuries caused and we liaise directly with the insurance company who provide their cover.


Who can make a Serious Injury claim?

Anyone can claim for Serious injury compensation; however the following 3 criterias must be met:

You must have sustained an illness or injury or had an existing illness or injury exasperated as a result of medical negligence (as we act for personal injury claimants).

The injury must be a direct result of someone’s negligence (as we will claim on the defendant’s insurance).

The incident must have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from 3 years after their 18 birthday).


What are the common types of Indoor Serious Injury claims?

Below is a list of the common types of claims we receive but if your injury is not covered please call us and speak to the our team of serious injury solicitors today.

Paralysis

Paralysis is the loss of muscle control in an area of the body. Paralysis is typically the result of nerve damage. Common causes of paralysis include birth injury, trauma, and medical negligence.

 

Types of paralysis

  • Monoplegia – single limb paralysis
  • Paraplegia – paralysis of both legs (may include lower body)
  • Tetraplegia (quadriplegia) – paralysis of both arms and both legs
  • Hemiplegia – paralysis of one arm and one leg on the same side of the body

Amputation

You may be entitled to amputation compensation under many different circumstances, including medical negligence and serious injury. Whatever your circumstances, speak to us today.

 

Common causes

  • Untreated infection
  • Wrong limb amputated
  • Untreated vascular disease
  • Late diagnosis of limb cancer
  • Limb damage following an accident

Severe burns

Severe burns include any burn covering an area larger than your hand, scolds that cause blisters, chemical or electrical burns, and burns or scolds that cause whiteness or charring of the skin.

 

Types of burns

  • Burns or scolds that cause blisters
  • Chemical or electrical burns or scolds
  • Large burns or scolds bigger than your hand
  • Burns or scolds that cause whiteness or charring of the skin

Multiple fractures

Multiple fractures typically result from high-speed impact traumas or crush traumas. Examples include multiple fractures sustained in a car crash or multiple fractures following a fall from height.

 

Multiple fracture symptoms include:

  • Deformity
  • Relative instability
  • Unnatural lumps under the skin
  • Heavy bruising (also known as ‘contusions’)
  • A break in the skin directly over the affected area

Spinal cord injuries

Depending on the severity of your spinal injury, and depending on the region of your spine that has been injured, you may require varying degrees of rehabilitation – discover how we could help you.

 

Your spinal cord injury may be classified as being complete or incomplete:

  • Complete injury – paralysis below the level of the injury
  • Incomplete injury – limited motor function below the level of the injury

Head & Brain injuries

Severe head and brain injuries typically result from a fall, an assault, a sports injury, or from high speed trauma such as a road accident. If you have been affected by a head or brain injury, speak to us today.
Common symptoms associated with head injuries include:

 

Short term symptoms

  • Concussion
  • Slurred Speech
  • Fitting or Seizures
  • Lack of concentration
  • Double vision or loss of hearing
  • Double vision or loss of hearing

 

Long term symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Uncharacteristic change in mood
  • Double vision or loss of hearing

How much is your Serious Injury claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injury or injuries you sustained during the incident.
You can find out an estimate of how much compensation on average your injury is worth with our compensation calculator– but please note, this is only a guide.


Gathering evidence to support your Serious Injury accident

If you have yet to gather any evidence, you may be unsure where to begin. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help – upon accepting your claim, we will advise you on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim.
For more information and to find out if you have a serious injury claim, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors.


For Further
Information call 0800 888 6888 or email

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