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Compensation claims following a serious injury

The term ‘serious injury’ will often mean different things to different people. Any injury that is another person or businesses fault that is life changing, life threatening, or that will have a severe impact upon you, means that you shouldn’t be left with the burden of subsequent financial consequences. The law is clear in that action may be taken to ensure that all accident victims have access to compensation that is rightfully theirs, compensation which is there to help accident victims cope with the financial demands and physical challenges of life after serious injury.

When assessing an individual’s claim, it isn’t just a simple task of ‘How serious is your injury?’ Depending on who you are, the extent of your injuries, your occupation and a range of other factors, it is important that each claim is properly assessed based on the impact of the injury upon each individual person’s quality of life. Generally speaking, serious injuries can be broken down as follows:

Life Changing Injuries

Life-changing injury is a serious injury resulting in any type of non-reversible condition that will affect the accident victim for the rest of their life, and may also include reduced life expectancy. Examples include:

• Loss of eyesight or amputation of a limb
• Mesothelioma and other work related cancers
• Brain injuries resulting in permanent damage to brain/body function
• Back injury resulting in paralysis
• Severe burns resulting in reduced mobility

Life-threatening injuries:

A serious injury where the victim’s condition is so severe as to place their life is in jeopardy. Examples include:

• Serious external or internal bleeding resulting from an injury.
• Blunt or penetrating head or neck injury
• Blunt or penetrating chest injury
• Blunt or penetrating injury to a major internal organ

If you or a family member has been unfortunate to suffer a serious injury through no fault of their own, one of our experienced, friendly team are here to help and provide an indication of the type of compensation that you may be entitled to. Get in touch today on 0800 160 1296 or online here.

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