Suffering from a serious injury is often a traumatic, life changing event. The consequences of this last for a life time and place a great deal of stress upon the injured person and their family. Serious injuries come in several different forms ranging from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, to amputations, burns and fatal accidents.
Typically, people who suffer from a serious injury will need the help of compensation to cover costs of long-term recovery, or balancing their finances when they can’t earn an income.
Some of the most serious injuries experienced are brain and spinal cord – these injuries often result in long term disability, paralysis or even death. The pain and discomfort of these injuries is often followed by the worry of adjusting to new routines.
Sometimes, particularly brain injuries could result in mental impairment which requires a specialist 24 hour supportive care. In many cases, the costs of these have to be met by the family of the injured person.
By making a claim for compensation, you ensure that the injured person receives the best possible medical care and specialist assistance. This is particularly important for the relatives of the person who has been seriously injured. In many ways they are the ones who have to cope with the consequences of a severe injury for the rest of their lives.
Making a compensation claim can make the difference in being able to provide the best possible care and support for the injured relative.
A serious injury claim is designed to cater to the needs of both the injured person and their family covering loss of earnings and any losses of pension rights as well as the following services:
- Specialist nursing care
- Aids to help with day to day living
- Alterations to your home or even the cost of moving to a house which is designed for disabled living.
To find out more on serious accident claims and how to start one, please contact our no win no fee serious accident solicitors on 0131 555 7055 for a free evaluation of your circumstances.
Serious Injury Claims - Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have another question you would like us to answer, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We will act for you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis meaning that we will never ask you to pay a fee to us for our service. Even if your case is unsuccessful we would not look for you to pay the defender’s costs – we would meet these for you.
Compensation is awarded on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the injuries you have sustained and also taking into account other losses, e.g. wage loss. We fully investigate each case individually to ensure that we can obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. For a rough guide as to the value of some different injuries please see our injury claim calculator.
Scots law allows a period of 3 years in which to bring a claim for compensation against the person or organisation you consider to be at fault for causing your accident but the sooner you begin your claim the sooner you will know if your case is going to be successful and the sooner we can obtain a settlement for you. In the case of a child (under 16) being involved in an accident, they have until the eve of their 19th birthday (i.e. 3 years for their 16th birthday) in order to pursue a claim.