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What is a personal injury solicitor?

A personal injury solicitor is a type of personal injury lawyer who specialises in handling legal claims for people who have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence. These injuries are often traumatic, life-changing and can have a significant impact on the person’s ability to work, live independently, and care for themselves.

Such injuries may result from various incidents such as road traffic collisions, workplace accidents, accidents in public places,, or other instances where negligence or wrongdoing has led to significant harm.

Our serious injury solicitor member firms have extensive experience and expertise in dealing with complex legal matters related to catastrophic injuries. They work to advocate for their client’s rights and seek compensation to cover rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.

We provide guidance and support throughout the claims process. This includes negotiations with insurance companies and representation in court if necessary.

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, and you are suffering an injury because of it, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party responsible for your injuries.

Major Trauma Group can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve, so please do not hesitate to contact us today to find out more about our legal services.

Contact us using the information below for a free, no obligation consultation with our personal injury solicitors, Manchester. 

How can our member firms help?

The legal matters that our member firms can assist with include, but are not limited to, compensation claims for the following types of accidents and injuries:

Our personal injury solicitor member firms in Manchester go beyond just legal representation for compensation. They offer a comprehensive service package to help you recover and rebuild your life after a serious injury.

If you have sustained an injury in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence or failure to comply with relevant health and safety laws, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. 

Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can assist you with your personal injury claim.

Understanding serious injuries

A serious injury is one that significantly impacts your life for a long time. It can leave you with lasting health problems, unable to work, or needing ongoing medical care. Examples include spinal cord injuries, muscular skeletal injuries, amputations, severe burns, and traumatic brain injuries.

For classification of serious injuries courts often consider factors such as lengthy hospital stays, complex fractures, severe lacerations with nerve damage, internal organ injuries, extensive burns, or exposure to harmful substances.

If you’re unsure if your injury qualifies as serious, talk to our team of our personal injury experts. They can assess your situation and advise you on your legal options.

What are the main roles of a personal injury solicitor?

A personal injury solicitor has many roles and responsibilities, including the following:

Maximising compensation:

  • Negotiating settlements: Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester engage in negotiations with insurance companies or opposing parties to reach fair settlements for clients. They advocate for maximum compensation based on the extent of the injuries and the impact on their lives.
  • Court representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our solicitors represent clients in court proceedings, presenting the case before a judge to seek a favourable outcome.

Supporting you through recovery:

  • Legal guidance: Throughout the legal process, our personal injury solicitors, Manchester serve as advocates for our clients. They ensure their rights are protected and fight for fair treatment and compensation.
  • Arranging medical care: Our member firms are passionate about early access to specialist rehabilitation treatments and can facilitate access to rehabilitation services, private medical treatments, and support programs to help clients recover from their injuries and improve their quality of life.
  • Securing interim payments: We can work to secure your interim payments to help cover your immediate financial needs while your claim is ongoing.
  • Housing modifications: If your injury necessitates changes to your home to accommodate your disability, we can assist in getting these adaptations done.

No win, no fee solicitors

Many of our personal injury law firms offer claims on a no win, no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). This agreement means if your solicitor does not win the case and secure compensation, then you do not have to pay any legal fees.

The typical process is outlined below:

  • Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester provide a free initial consultation to evaluate the merits of your potential case. We assess the likelihood of success and the potential damages that could be recovered.
  • If they believe your case has merit, they may offer to represent you on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means your solicitors’ fees are contingent upon the successful outcome of the case.
  • Your solicitor may seek reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the case, such as court fees, expert witness fees, and other disbursements. These costs are typically recoverable from the losing party if the case is successful; however in certain circumstances, you may be required to pay these costs.
  • If the case is unsuccessful, you, as the client, are not responsible for paying your solicitor’s fees. However, there may be exceptions for disbursements or expenses incurred during the case, depending on the terms of the conditional fee agreement.

A full explanation of no win no fee agreements and the costs which you may incur will be provided before any legal work is commenced.

No win, no fee arrangements can provide access to justice for individuals who may not have the financial means to pursue a legal claim upfront.

However, it’s important for clients to carefully review the terms of the conditional fee agreement and understand any potential costs or obligations, including recoverable costs.

Who are the Major Trauma Group and how can we help?

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler, describe how the Major Trauma Group solicitors prioritise the best rehabilitation outcomes for their personal injury compensation claim clients.

Why Choose Major Trauma Group’s personal injury solicitors, Manchester?

Major Trauma Group maintains a network of law firm members throughout the UK who are specialists in assisting victims with serious and life changing injuries. Their experience and expertise in dealing with complex injuries involves a focus on specialist rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity, providing the injured person with the best possible outcome.

If you are based in Manchester, whether in the city centre or in the surrounding area and have suffered serious or life changing injuries, contact us via telephone at 0330 311 2578 or email hello@majortraumagroup.co.uk to discuss your potential case with an expert at one of our member firms’ Manchester offices.

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Common questions on making a personal injury claim

I am struggling to cope and unable to work - who can help me?

Trevor Sterling, Chair of Major Trauma Group, explains how Major Trauma Group helps people who have suffered serious injury and how a compensation claim can be used to aid rehabilitation and ease additional stresses such as expenses and loss of earnings from being unable to work.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury compensation claim, and do I have to go to court?

Claire Roantree of Major Trauma Group, talks about making a compensation claim, the applicable time limits and the possibility of going to court.

Who pays my compensation claim, and what if the other party are not insured?

Chair of Major Trauma Group, Trevor Sterling, looks at who makes the payment of a compensation claim. Additionally, Trevor discusses what happens in the event of a road traffic accident when the other party is uninsured and in the event of a criminal assault.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The rehabilitation journey is an important process in the personal injury claim, where both sides voluntarily agree to use the Rehabilitation Code “to help restore quality of life to the injured party and help facilitate a return to work” through treatment and support organised by a case manager, regardless of whether there is an agreement on liability, i.e. who was at fault. If you can access rehabilitation as soon as possible after suffering an injury, whether in hospital or straight after discharge from hospital, there is a much better chance that you can recover to a level where you can become mobile and independent, gain an education, or return to work in some form.
A case manager is a qualified rehabilitation professional, usually an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse, who is appointed to identify an injured person’s rehabilitation needs and ensure their particular needs are met by a treatment programme and specialist support. The case manager works with the injured person and their family to act in their best interests.
This is funding provided by an insurance company to support the injured person’s rehabilitation and treatment costs whilst a compensation claim may be ongoing. It will be provided regardless of whether there is an agreement about fault for the injuries. A case manager will prepare a report on the injured person and their family’s needs referred to as an immediate needs assessment (“INA”). The report makes recommendations to the insurance company about rehabilitation and, if agreed, the defendant’s insurance company will fund those recommendations.
If you are making a compensation claim as a result of an injury, you may well be unable to work or have suffered financial loss or hardship due to the accident and your injuries. Your solicitor may be able to ask for an early payment of part of any compensation you may be entitled to. This payment would help you through this financially difficult time and forms part of your overall compensation but it is paid in advance of settlement of your claim.
A personal injury trust is a way of protecting the money you receive from a compensation award after successfully making a claim following major trauma. With your money in a trust, it will not be used to prevent you from receiving any welfare benefits and financial assistance that you might be entitled to require in the future. The benefits of a personal injury trust are:
  • Your compensation is ignored for the calculation of means-tested benefits – including income support, housing benefits and council tax benefits;
  • Most Local Authorities will disregard any compensation held in a trust when calculating any funding given to support and care for you in your own home;
  • Compensation held in trust is exempt when considering non-NHS funded residential care or nursing care either now or in the future;
  • You can choose individuals you trust to manage your finances and avoid the stress and complexity of an application to the Court of Protection or Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”).
A personal injury trust is something you should consider within 12 months of receiving an award for personal injury compensation. We can help guide you on all matters involving trusts, the appointment of trustees and the benefits you’ll have from placing your award into a trust as early as possible. It is important to make the right choices at the right times, as early as possible after suffering an injury or illness that was through no fault of your own. With our support you can access the best legal advice regarding your personal injury compensation claim and also get on the right track with your rehabilitation journey.
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