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Personal Injury
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An incident causing personal injury could qualify you for compensation. On top of general damages, you could be awarded loss of income, private hospital treatment costs, and physiotherapy among other things, contingent on the circumstances. If you’re not certain whether you’re entitled for a claim, speak to our legal professionals. We offer a free 30 minute consultation, where one of our friendly solicitors will readily review your situation with you, and advise you on aspects such as the likelihood of success, and provide a transparent overview of our no win no fee service. This lends you a simple gateway into the legal world, without incurring any obligations or commitments.
The criteria required to make a claim is often unique to the case, but as a general guideline you should note that claims ordinarily need to be submitted within the first three years after the incident occurred, and a third party needs to be responsible for the injury.

For some examples of personal and accidental injury claims at a glance, see below.

Personal Injury Claims

Serious Injury Claims

This category encompasses grievous bodily injury with long-term effects.
These effects could include extensive and indefinite rehabilitation periods, or else permanent, life-changing damage. Examples would be amputation, blindness or permanent optical damage, impairment of one of the other senses, brain injury,
internal injury, quadriplegia or spinal damage.

Whiplash Claims

Whiplash arising from something such as a traffic collision could entitle you to make a claim. The amount awarded varies depending on the case and the extent of damage incurred. Minor whiplash injury could result in only a few weeks’ discomfort and low settlements, and more sustained damage with on-going symptoms would result in a higher settlement.

Upper Body Injuries

This includes but is not limited to head and brain damage, back and neck injury, arm
or hand injury, abdomen injury or eye impairment. The severity of the damage,
​expected recovery time, and likelihood of permanent injury will affect the settlement.

Lower Body Injuries

These are among the most debilitating of ailments, because they hinder your mobility. You could be entitled to claim for a range of damages, from general trauma to loss of income. Lower body injuries include damage to the legs, feet, ankles, hips, and knees.

Work-Related Injuries

Injury at work could include sprains, burns, fractures, strain injury, industrial diseases such as asbestos and mesothelioma, or psychological damage such as trauma. Your employer is required to provide a safe work environment and abide by Health & Safety stipulations in order to minimise accidents. A personal injury claim could be made in the case of negligence. If the injuries sustained are fatal, dependants of the injured party could claim for their welfare.

Poisoning and Burns

Poisoning can occur through direct ingestion or absorption through skin contact. Exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace or in a personal capacity could entitle you to compensation.
Burn injuries can often procure a fairly high settlement due to the permanency of scarring and the general damages of pain inflicted.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Witnessing or living through a traumatic or dangerous situation could result in long-term psychological harm. We can help assess your situation to determine whether or not you have a PTSD claim.

Recovering From Your Injury

Recovering from injury is a costly process. Settlements can be made to cover related expenses, including medical, physiotherapy, equipment for immobility, care services, transport adaptations and other forms of treatment.

Accident Claims
Car Accident Claims

This concerns car accidents caused by a third party. Make sure to take photographic evidence of the cars involved in the accident while still on the scene, as well as of the injuries you may have sustained in the crash. You should also take note of any expenses accumulated as a direct result of the accident, including taxi costs and child care hiring fees, as well as any prescriptions or proof of doctor visits.
Military Accident Claim

This includes negligent damage incurred as a result of faulty equipment or inadequate training, on or off the battlefield. An occupation in the military exposes one to increased risks, but remiss conduct on behalf of the employer still applies, and could make them liable for damages.
Accidents at Work Claims

Employers are obligated to ensure the safety of employees while they are on duty. If you feel your employer has failed to abide by the Health & Safety regulations or that negligence in the workplace has occurred, you could put forward a claim proving consequent damage.
Accidents Involving Children

Fun and games can sometimes result in unintentional injury. Young children require constant vigilance, but in the case that injury occurs outside the realm of your control, someone else may be liable. This includes school accidents, animal bites, falls, and medical negligence.
Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

We can advise you on the due legal course if you’ve slipped, tripped or fallen as a result of a third party’s negligence. This could be as simple as failing to put a hazard sign out over recently mopped floors, or having poorly maintained walkways or broken stairs on the premises. Injuries include muscular damage, dislocation, head injury, bruising, and brain damage.
Sport Injury Claims

Due to the physical nature of sports, mishaps and unintentional damage can be frequent occurrences. But injury due to negligence such as poor equipment, poor training and technique, foul play, or aggressive competitors could result in legal pursuit.
Holiday Accident Claims

This concerns physical injury or illness sustained while on holiday, either in the UK or abroad. A claim made within the UK will be handled like any other personal injury proceeding. Claiming for compensation incurred during travel abroad is more complicated, but still possible. Talk to us to determine how to approach your predicament.

Medical Negligence Claims
Hospital Negligence Claims

Medical malpractice certainly qualifies for a claim, but it can be difficult to prove. You will need to evidence that the harm you sustained was as a result of the substandard practice, not the injury itself. Our team can advise you on how to advance.
Dental Negligence

Misdiagnosis in dental practice can result in tooth damage, tooth decay, loss of teeth, and more. Inept operations or procedures can furthermore lead to unnecessary suffering and costs. We can help you weigh up taking action in the wake of dental negligence.
Birth Injuries

Births should be a time of celebration. However, if injury is suffered by either the mother or baby as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Common casualties include maternal and gestational diabetes, uterine rupture and placental abruption, wrongful birth cases, cerebral palsy, severe tears and congenital hip dysplasia.
Optician Negligence

Damage to your sight can have long-term ramifications and could result in the permanent loss of work. Injury can range from a few weeks’ impairment to complete blindness, and the compensation will be settled accordingly.
GP Negligence claims

GPs are responsible for identifying general health problems, and directing you to a specialist when they detect abnormalities or aberrancies. In failing to do so, you could face serious complications or suffer a misdiagnosis, and may wish to make a claim.
Care Home Claims

If the care home in which you or a relative resides is charging you for medical treatment, you may be able to claim the funds back from the NHS. Ailments such as Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, among others, are all worth making an appeal for.

To better understand your predicament and establish the most promising legal course, make an enquiry.
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