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Should I make a personal injury claim?

The decision behind making a personal injury claim can be a difficult one, with many factors to take into consideration. Here we look at those factors, whether you should make a personal injury claim and how Major Trauma Group can help with that injury claim.

When you or your loved one are injured in an accident, you may consider taking legal action against the person or organisation at fault. Serious injuries caused by accidents can be life-changing, causing both severe physical and psychological symptoms that may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Many people not only suffer from long-term physical damage following an accident, but also from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Serious and traumatic injuries can present a tough and lengthy recovery process, and many find they have to adjust many aspects of their life to cope. This could include making their home more accessible or leaving employment and missing out on social activities, all of which can lead to a sense of isolation.

Moreover, significant harm resulting from an accident may also result in financial setbacks, including expensive medical treatment and continued care, which can create additional pressure and worry, particularly if the person is unable to work or provide for themselves and their loved ones.

Major Trauma Group is dedicated to assisting our clients to get their lives back on track through the effective use of rehabilitation techniques and programs whilst pursuing a personal injury case. We understand how draining and painful long-term injuries can be and we strive to ensure our clients get access to the best long-term care through high-quality rehabilitation.

If you have suffered a traumatic injury following an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Our panel of lawyers are highly experienced in the area of traumatic injuries and will guide you through the process of making a claim. We ensure clients receive the appropriate ongoing support and funding they need to compensate for their suffering, as well as obtaining access to the rehabilitation they need.

Get in touch today to discuss how our panel of specialist personal injury lawyers can handle your claim.

Common accidents that lead to personal injury

Many types of accidents can result in serious and traumatic injuries, but some of the most common include:

  • Road traffic collisions: Collisions between cars, trucks, and other vehicles can cause severe injuries, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents: These accidents can happen in a variety of settings, such as on wet or slippery surfaces or uneven ground, and can result in injuries such as broken bones, serious head injuries, and spinal injuries.
  • Workplace accidents: Accidents at work, such as falls, crushes, and exposure to hazardous materials, can cause serious injuries, such as traumatic burns and amputations.
  • Sports injuries: Participating in sports can also lead to serious injuries, such as concussions and other head injuries.
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery: Accidents involving heavy machineries, such as cranes or bulldozers, can cause severe injuries, including amputations, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
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It’s important to note that these are just a few examples of common accidents that can lead to serious injuries. Accidents can happen in any setting and can result in a wide range of injuries that can have a profound impact on your way of living.

Examples of serious injuries/major trauma

Major trauma injuries are defined as injuries that have the potential to be fatal or cause long-term harm, ultimately making an impact on an individual’s everyday life.

Some common major trauma injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Organ damage/internal injuries
  • Amputations
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Blindness, deafness, or loss of any sense
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds

Many, if not all of the above injuries will require and benefit from some form of rehabilitation, which is something our experts can advocate for. Rehabilitation could include physical therapy, speech, and language therapy, and psychological therapy to name but a few.

The severity of traumatic injuries can vary depending on several factors, from the location of the injury to the age and overall health of the person who is injured.

It is worth noting, however, that any injury that requires admittance to a hospital or ongoing medical care can be considered serious or traumatic. Our panel of expert lawyers can assist you with appropriate legal advice on traumatic injuries and making a personal injury claim.

Should I make a personal injury claim?

If you have suffered a traumatic injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be asking yourself the question “should I make a personal injury claim?”

There are many benefits to making a personal injury claim in addition to holding a party accountable for their actions and obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Making a personal injury claim for compensation will enable you to get expert care and assistance to treat and oversee your injuries. The compensation you receive when you win your claim will undoubtedly help you restart your life following your traumatic accident and provide you with the security and stability you will need on your road to recovery.

Being successful in your claim will also mean that any complex medical needs and long-term care regarding rehabilitation will be fully taken care of by the Insurer of the Defendant. This not only provides you with expert medical care but also takes pressure off the NHS during a time of great demand, allowing the NHS to reallocate time and resources.

Having the Insurer cover the costs of your rehabilitation means you will get specialist treatment that may provide you with a higher chance of a full recovery, as such, it is highly important to instruct a specialist Lawyer to help you achieve this.

How can Major Trauma Group assist you?

Our panel of lawyers deal with all types of personal injury claims, offering their services on a no win no fee agreement so you don’t have to worry about the legal costs of making a claim. Our expertise in this area of law means we can provide an outstanding level of service to our clients, whilst offering appropriate support and advice during this difficult time.

If you have any queries regarding making a personal injury claim for your traumatic injuries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.

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Who are the serious injury solicitors of Major Trauma Group, and how can they help me?

Who are the serious injury solicitors of Major Trauma Group, and how can they help me?

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