Serious Injury Claims | How Can GWlegal Help?

Published: 15/06/2018

The phrase ‘'seriously injured'’ is used a lot. We hear it on the news, in television programmes, in newspaper articles. But what exactly is a ‘serious injury’? Well, one thing is for sure, a ‘serious injury’ is not something to be taken lightly. Serious injury can be catastrophic and may have a very lasting impact on the victim and their loved ones.

The types of injuries that can be classified as a ‘serious injury’ include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones in the head or skull
  • Broken of fractured bones elsewhere that require surgery
  • Brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Serious burns
  • Fatal accidents
  • Serious medical injuries (such as when a surgery goes wrong due to error or your condition is misdiagnosed)

To claim compensation for your injury, the accident must have occured at no fault of your own.

These are the type of incidents that may change your life forever and potentially cause major anguish for, and place a big responsibility on, your family, in terms of your care.

Serious injury can mean you need specialist (and expensive) care and/or support for the rest of your life.

You may be required to change your living circumstances (or e.g. make home alterations so you can continue living there), may no longer be able to work or work to the same extend or in the same job, and your standard of life could change permanently.

There is nothing a solicitor can do to take back the terrible things that have happened to you. However, a good solicitor can help you claim the funds necessary to recover and continue living life the best you can, now and into the future.

How long do I have to make a claim for my serious injury?

In the UK, the time limit for making a claim for this type of personal injury is usually set at three years from the date of the accident or when you became aware of the injury. There can be exceptions though. Speak to us about these.

How much compensation can I get for a serious personal injury and what will my compensation cover?

Compensation is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the impact on your lifestyle, expenses incurred as well as loss of earnings and care costs.

What should I look for in a personal injury solicitor?

Sure, there are many basic ‘slip and fall’ injury lawyers, who can get you a reasonable accident settlement, if you’re involved in something basic like a car accident. However, if you or your loved ones’ injury is catastrophic, you really need a firm that has a specialist knowledge in injury law.

At GWlegal, our personal injury team is lead by solicitors who have an expert knowledge in this area. With years’ of experience dealing with these types of life-changing situations, our solicitors and support staff are also extremely sensitive and committed to delivering you the compensation you deserve during this awful time.

When it comes to such serious injuries, it is extremely important to know who will be looking after your case. Our dedicated serious injury team is led by Director of Operations Adele Whittle and Personal Injury Manager Hayley Yates who have extensive experience in personal injury litigation, securing multi-million pound damages awards for clients who have suffered the most catastrophic of injury, including spinal and brain injuries.

Adele, Hayley and the team will handle your case with the utmost level of compassion and sensitivity and work with you to secure an uncompromised settlement.

How much will a personal injury claim cost me?

At GWlegal, we operate on a No Win, No Fee basis (in most cases), so you’ll pay nothing upfront and only have a fee if your case is successful. Speak to us about this.

Who are GWlegal?

GWlegal is a personal injury solicitors based in Liverpool, specialising in road traffic accidents, cycling accidents, accidents at work, accidents in a public place and serious injury claims.

If you have a legal matter you wish to discuss don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0345 373 3737 or email us with your question.

Who are GWlegal? We’re a national firm with local values.

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*Exceptions can apply. Ask us.
Content correct at time of publication.
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