How much is catastrophic injury claim worth?
If you or a family member has suffered a life-changing injury, you need compensation to help you face the challenges ahead. Life-changing injuries could result in receiving a six or even seven figure settlement. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim life-changing injury compensation?
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury, money is bound to be a worry. That's why No Win No Fee is offered to around 98% of our clients. So you won't have to pay any money up front, may only need to pay a fee when you win the compensation you deserve.
Will I have to go to court for my compensation claim?
Life-changing accidents often mean settlements in the millions of pounds, especially if long-term care is going to be required. So it's possible that there may be a court case at some stage, if the insurers of the party at fault refuse to pay what they should. In most cases payments can be sought up front, before the case settles, to help you avoid financial hardship at this difficult time.
Who can claim for a catastrophic injury accident?
If you are still able to act for yourself after a life-changing injury, you are probably the right person to talk to us about starting a claim. However, if catastrophic injuries have left someone unable to do this - perhaps due to brain damage – a Litigation Friend can act for them. This is usually:
- A parent or guardian
- A family member or friend
- A solicitor
- A professional advocate
- A Court of Protection deputy
- Someone who has Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney
What sort of life-changing injuries can I claim for?
While every injury changes your life to some extent, some injuries will change it so dramatically that life can never be the same again. Common types of life-changing injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Loss of a limb
- Loss of sight
- Severe scarring
- Any injury that leaves you in chronic pain
While injuries like these are rare, they do happen, and can be caused by anything from industrial accidents and car accidents to assaults and even sporting accidents. They also mean that you may be unable to work again and may even have to pay for your home to be adapted, or for permanent nursing care. So if you have suffered a life-changing injury that was someone else's fault, talk to us today about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim.
What can I claim for after a life-changing injury?
Life-changing injuries don't just cause pain and suffering. They can cause lasting psychological harm and may mean you need to pay for specialist nursing care for the rest of your life. That's why compensation claims for life-changing injuries often include money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Family loss of earnings
- Artificial limbs
- Nursing care
- Alterations to your home
- Aids and equipment
In some cases, the cost of looking after someone with a life-changing injury for the rest of their lives can run into millions of pounds. That's why it is important to talk to an expert lawyer as soon as possible.
Who's to blame for my injuries?
Obviously, accidents happen, and sometimes no-one is to blame. But if you believe that someone else's actions or lack of care led to your injuries, you may be entitled to claim substantial compensation. The main causes of life-changing accidents include:
- Car accidents: where another road user has been careless
- Workplace accidents: where health and safety rules haven't been followed
- Slips, trips and falls: where local authorities or business owners are at fault
So if you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury that wasn't your fault, talk to us about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. 0800 175 7900.