Serious injuries can be life-changing. We understand this can be very difficult, especially if the accident was not your fault.
If you have been unfortunate to suffer serious injury in an accident, or a loved one has, please feel free to contact us at John McCabe Solicitors. We provide legal advice to those whose lives have been affected by serious personal injury, and can advise whether you are able to claim compensation for your injuries suffered and losses incurred.
Although the saying ‘health is wealth’ is completely true compensation however does provide financial support at a time when you need it most.
What is a serious injury?
Serious injuries are significant injuries that have a semi or permanent impact on your physical and mental health and can limit your quality of life and independence.
Serious injuries can include:
- Back injury
- Burn and scald injuries
- Brain injury
- Fatal injury
- Head injury
- Leg injury
- Eyesight loss
- Amputation and limb loss
- Spinal cord injury
Serious injury following an accident
Serious injuries can happen in many different ways, such as road traffic collisions, workplace accidents and even assaults.
If someone else is at fault for causing your accident and injuries, you should be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. This ensures you are compensated for the injury suffered and losses incurred.
If your loved one has suffered a serious injury and is unable to begin a compensation claim because of brain damage for example, or has sadly died because of their injuries, you as next of kin can make a compensation claim on their behalf.
Why claim compensation?
Learning to live with a serious injury is a significant adjustment, and you might question whether a personal injury compensation claim will help. After all, it cannot turn back the clock and undo the accident.
However, claiming compensation ensures that you are financially supported, both now and into the future. It is likely that your serious injuries have significantly impacted your quality and enjoyment of life, and changes may have to be made. For instance, it might be that you–
- Cannot work, or cannot return to work in the same capacity therefore incurring a loss of earnings and possibly pension entitlements
- Require ongoing rehabilitation
- Need adjustments to your car
- Need adjustments to your home, or need to move home to a suitable home for your physical needs
All the above can be very expensive and leave you significantly out of pocket, especially if your ability to work has been affected. By making a personal injury compensation claim, you can obtain money to recover your losses, and to cover your future expenses.
A personal injury compensation claim can also provide a sense of justice to people who have been injured through no fault of their own that someone or somebody has been held to account. This can help you find some form of closure.
Personal injury compensation solicitors
Here at John McCabe Solicitors, we understand how devastating and life changing a serious injury can be. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic collision, a workplace accident, a public place accident or something else, we can help you.
As personal injury solicitors, we work hard to ensure your needs are taken care of following a significant injury. It is our job as your legal advisors to get the support, rehabilitation and compensation you require to carry on your life.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you are probably asking yourself – can I make a personal injury compensation claim? To find out, you can contact us for a personal injury claim assessment. We can examine the details of your accident and advise whether you can proceed with a personal injury compensation claim.