Thousands of people each year in the UK sustain a head injury which leaves them permanently affected. A severe head injury can lead to very significant physical and mental impairment, including personality changes, speech problems and memory loss.
Making a compensation claim after such a serious injury can be a daunting process for both the injured person and their family. Solicitors who specialise in head injuries will guide you through the process, and as well as making the claim for any physical injuries they will also investigate:
- Any loss of future earnings
- The cost of any care in the future
- The cost of any specialist equipment which may be required
- The cost of accommodation
- Any welfare benefits you may be entitled to
In the event that you are unable to manage your own affairs a solicitor can arrange for a Receiver or Deputy to be appointed by the Court of Protection to manage your affairs.
Related Accreditation : Headway, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Personal Injury Panel Member
Spinal Cord Injury
On average, three people a day in the UK sustain a spinal cord injury which leaves them with some degree of permanent paralysis. The paralysis that can result from a spinal cord injury affects not only the individual but also their families. In the event of a successful claim, compensation can help you gain assistance and financial security to live with a spinal cord injury. That is why the value of compensation for spinal cord injuries can reach millions of pounds. It is important that every area of your claim is properly investigated and valued. At the conclusion of your claim a solicitor will help you get proper financial advice so you can protect your compensation award for the years to come.
Road Traffic Accidents
Car accidents can be very traumatic events and a solicitor will be able to assist you in recovering compensation for any injuries you may have suffered or losses you have incurred because of the accident.
Your solicitor will be able to assist you in arranging treatment for your injuries or rehabilitation if required. They can also arrange repairs for your vehicle or if it is ‘written off’ will seek payment on your behalf. A solicitor will also pursue any financial losses, for example damaged items, loss of earnings and policy excess.
Compared to other road users, motorcyclists are more likely to receive serious injuries in a road accident. Solicitors who specialise in motorcycle accidents will liaise with accident investigators who will gather evidence such as weather reports and witness statements to support your claim.
Your solicitor will advise you on any claim for compensation for your injuries and damage to your vehicle as any financial loss you may have incurred along with treatment and rehabilitation.