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What Makes a Personal Injury a Serious Injury?

A Personal Injury is a term used by insurance companies to refer to the damage you have faced due to an unfortunate occurrence you have faced. A personal injury can include physical, psychological and financial damage or loss. Whether you have experienced a personal injury or a serious injury, we highly advise that you contact one of our solicitors to get the highest possible compensation for your damages.

Causes of personal injuries

From our experience, personal injuries occur due to accidents that were not your fault; the most common causes of personal injuries are:

  • Road traffic accidents. If you have been in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for your damages. Road traffic accidents can involve all road users such as; pedestrians, vehicle drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists. To find out about road traffic accident claims, read here.
  • Accidents in public. Being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault (also known as occupier’s liability) can be a traumatising experience. If the occupier or the property owner fails to fulfil their duty of care responsibilities, and you were involved in an accident, you are entitled to make a claim. To find out more, read here.
  • Accidents at work. If you have been in an accident at work, you can claim compensation. It is your employer’s duty of care to ensure their employee’s safety at all times. To find out more about work accidents, read here.
  • Medical negligence. Experiencing injuries due to no fault of your own can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for anyone. It is the medical practitioner’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their patients at all times. It is also their responsibility to provide them with the best possible treatment for their problems to the highest possible standard. If the medical practitioner fails to do this and you suffer injuries: we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced medical negligence experts to get the highest possible compensation for your case. To find out more, read here.

What makes a personal injury serious?

All injuries can have traumatising implications to the person who has to experience them. There is a range of injuries that people can experience from occurrences and accidents that they had no control over. The most common type of personal non-severe injuries that individuals experience includes:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash.
  • Bruises and Lacerations.

Due to the new measures, individuals who have experienced less severe injuries can now make their claims online without the help of a solicitor. However, when an injury is serious; we highly advise contacting a solicitor to help you claim.

A serious injury is also known as a catastrophic injury; this type of injury is no laughing matter and is likely to have long term severe implications for your health. The most common types of serious, long-term injuries include:

  • Spine injuries. The spine is one of the most essential parts of the body, carrying information to and from your brain. If any part of the spine is damaged, it can lead to problems with the transmission of messages and can even lead to paralysis.
  • Amputation claims. Amputations are a true catastrophe to anyone who experienced them and their family. They can occur from either medical negligence, such as; infections, or negligently carried out surgeries, read more about it here. Or can occur during a road traffic accident, accident at work or an accident in public.
  • Brain injuries. Brain and head injuries can be catastrophic to the people suffering and their families. It can have an exceptional permanent impact.

Our experienced solicitors can help you with your serious injury claims, ensuring that you come out with the highest possible outcome for the damages that you have faced. To start a successful claim, contact our solicitors now. If you are not ready to give us a call, we understand that it is tremendously difficult to start a Serious Injury claim; however, we do advise that you read our serious injury pages to find out more and how our solicitors can help. Access the pages here:

If you would like some advice on starting a claim or just some overall advice on how we can help; our solicitors provide a free initial consultation. Get your free initial consultation now by calling 0330 912 2124, emailing us or using our 24/7 online chat.

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