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Catastrophic Injury Q&A – 7 main questions

People who are dealing with a serious injury may have many questions concerning their claim. In this article, we will be outlining the most common Q&A from our clients. Dealing with a Serious Injury can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for anyone.

Q – What is a Serious Injury? 

A – The main difference between a personal injury and a serious injury is that more serious injuries have more catastrophic life-altering consequences. People who experience a serious injury due to no fault of their own, are likely to spend weeks and even months at the hospital, may need time off work and may even need care from friends and family. 

Q – What are the most common serious injuries? 

A – The severity of the injury usually depends on the severity of the accident. The most common serious injuries that our solicitors deal with include: 

  • Amputation claims 
  • Brain injury 
  • Head injuries 
  • Back injuries 
  • Spinal injuries 

If you have experienced a serious injury, we highly advise you to contact our solicitors now. 

Q – How much compensation am I likely to get? 

A – The amount of compensation you will get depends on the severity of the injuries experienced. The best way to find out how much compensation you will get is to give one of our solicitors a call, we provide free initial consultations. 

Q – How much will it cost me? 

A – Our solicitors work on a no-win-no-fee service, this means that our solicitors will only take a percentage of the compensation if the claim is successful. This means that you are not risking anything by starting a claim with us. 

Q – What is the time limit to start a claim? 

A – The time limit to make a serious injury claim is 3 years unless you have suffered an injury which means that you can no longer make legal decisions, or you are under the age of 18. 

Q – Can I claim on behalf of a family member or a friend? 

A – Yes, you can claim on behalf of yourself or a loved one. If the claimant is under the age of 18, they can’t claim by themselves and they must be represented by a litigation friend, that will make all the legal decisions for them. 

Q – Can I claim for family or loved one that has passed away? 

A- Yes, you can. We understand that facing the death of a loved one can be a tremendously traumatising experience for anyone. If you would like to read more about fatal accident claims, read here.

Our solicitors will use their extensive experience to make sure you get the treatment that you deserve, ensuring that you come out with the highest compensation for your case.

Contact our solicitors now!

Contact us now, Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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