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What is Considered a Serious Injury?

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Serious Injuries


Serious or catastrophic injuries have unexpected and long term effects on the life of an injured person and those around them. Many claimants will ask the question “what is considered a serious injury?” when making a claim for compensation. Although life changing injuries will have physical effects, they will also bring a financial burden as you may be unable to work, whilst still having to pay for treatments. Therefore, if you have suffered a serious injury, you should consider proposing an injury claim for compensation.

What is considered a serious injury?

So , what is considered a serious injury? There are many different types of serious injury. A serious injury is generally defined as an injury that is severe enough to require medical attention and may result in significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. The severity of an injury depends on a variety of factors, including the type of injury, the location of the injury, and the age and overall health of the person who is injured.

We can provide legal advice to individuals who have suffered various serious injuries. These injuries may include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Head and Brain Injuries

·        Crush Injuries

·        Electric Shock Injuries

·        Spinal Injuries

·        Fatal Injuries

·        Amputations

This list is not exhaustive, so if you have experienced a serious injury with life changing effects, get in touch with an expert to find out if we can help.


Accidents that may result in serious injury


Serious Injuries can arise in a number of environments. At Beacon Law, we see different types of catastrophic injuries arise from:

·        Accidents at Work

·        Road Traffic Accidents

·        Medical Negligence

As serious injuries can arise from many scenarios, we have ensured that we are equipped with a range of knowledge and a wealth of experience.


Claims for Compensation


If you have suffered from a serious injury which was not your fault, you can make a claim for compensation.

The value of compensation in serious injury claims can often be worth millions of pounds, this reflects the impact which the injury can have upon an individual’s life.

It can be difficult for us to provide our clients with an exact figure for the amount of compensation that they will receive if their claim is successful. This is because each claim is unique. Nevertheless, we can provide guidance based on Judicial College Guidelines and our previous experience.

Compensation is divided into two elements, general damages, and special damages. The former reflects the seriousness of the injury and the loss of amenity it has caused, whilst the latter reflects financial losses related to the injury e.g. loss of earnings.


Claim Process


Subsequent to a potential client contacting us and providing us with key information relating to the serious injury, we will consider whether we are able to assist with the claim.

For matters which we are able to proceed with on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, we will contact the defendant and alert them of the claim. The defendant will then have time to consider their response and conduct investigations, this period can take up to 5 months. During this time, we will gather evidence.

Depending on their response and position on liability, we will conduct negotiations and attempt to settle the matter out of court.

If we are unable to settle the matter without the assistance of the court, we will issue the claim. Though, the matter may settle before the hearing.

Throughout this process we always keep our clients well informed and are always happy to answer any questions which may arise.


Why Choose Beacon Law?


The team of leading personal injury lawyers at Beacon Law can be relied upon to conduct your matter effectively. Our vast experience across the personal injury law area ensures that we are well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek compensation for your injury.

We see the tragic effects of catastrophic injuries first hand therefore our clients are our first priority and we will strive to win your case, seeking you well-deserved compensation.

Furthermore, through our ‘no win, no fee’ process, you can pursue a claim for compensation without the anxiety of a mountain of legal costs upon an unsuccessful conclusion.

To find out more information about how we can help you, please contact us on 0330 1332 857 or fill out an online form so that an expert can respond to you promptly.

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Beacon Law

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