If you have been in an accident that has resulted in a traumatic injury, injury compensation is not immediately on your mind! The first focus is medical attention and recovering from your injury should always be your main concern.
Alongside seeking medical attention, you may wish to get in touch with a specialist injury compensation solicitor to initiate a claim.
It is beneficial for your claim, for you to keep hold of any evidence, such as photographs of the scene of the accident. Records from your medical admittance can also strengthen your claim and emphasise the extent of your immediate injuries. Other evidence such as CCTV, witness statements, and accident books, if relevant, are all highly beneficial as proof in your injury claim also.
When a lawyer has reviewed you case, you will be required to fill in some paperwork before we send details of your case to the defendant, initiating your case.
The defendant will then review your injury claim and provide their stance on liability. If they admit liability, we can proceed to assessing your injuries and settling your case. In some circumstances, our lawyers may be able to obtain an interim payment of compensation to assist claimants in their recovery before the case has settled.
If the defendant denies liability, court proceedings may be required to settle your case.
In circumstances where it is clear rehabilitation is required, the lawyer and the insurer can agree to instruct a specialist examination which may recommend rehabilitation. The insurer may agree to fund this treatment even before liability has been established.
It is important to access expert legal support as soon as possible after your accident, as earlier intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation can significantly improve your chances of making a full recovery and improve your quality of life.
How much injury compensation could you receive?
Injury compensation claim awards are split into two categories, general damages, and special damages.
General damages are damages that are intended to compensate the victim for non-monetary losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of amenities. General damages are not based on any specific financial losses, but rather on the subjective experience of the person injured in the accident.
Special damages, on the other hand, are damages that are capable of precise calculation and are intended to compensate the claimant for specific financial losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages.
The amount of injury compensation you may actually receive can be very difficult to predict as there are many factors within a case that are taken into account. However, if an injury is particularly traumatic or severe, you can generally expect the award to be higher.
At Major Trauma Group, our panel of legal professionals take on injury compensation claims on a conditional fee agreement (CFA), meaning you will not have to pay legal fees for our services unless the claim is successful.
How long will my case take to settle?
Each case is different and the time taken to settle your case is dependent on a number of circumstances. However it is not unusual for a case involving life changing injuries to take 3 to 4 years to settle, but this can be longer, for example for children or if there is a dispute over who is responsible for the accident or the amount of compensation that should be awarded.
Major Trauma Group are a network of specialist injury compensation law firms
Our member solicitors at Major Trauma Group collaborate with a variety of insurers daily and know how best to handle major trauma cases to ensure claimants receive the appropriate treatment, rehabilitation, and financial compensation for their suffering.
Making an injury compensation claim with Major Trauma Group will allow you to obtain the best possible private medical care, taking pressure off the NHS, and providing you with an amount of compensation that will assist in the adjustment of your life following your injuries.
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The Major Trauma Group is a not-for-profit community interest company, made up of leading injury compensation law firms from across the country who, together with clinicians, have pooled their knowledge and experience to assist major trauma victims and their families through the provision of legal advice and ancillary services. Initial chats with our member law firms, are free and without obligation.