A Serious or Catastrophic Injury will usually involve complex and overlapping injuries which may cause a threat to life, permanent disability, long term medical problem and/or reduced life expectancy.
As well as the impact on the injured party, injuries of this type also significantly affect family and friends. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, we encourage you to contact us at the earliest opportunity so we can talk to you directly about your options. Whilst financial compensation may not feel like a priority when you are coming to terms with a life-changing injury, the sooner we are involved the sooner we can advise on rehabilitation, private treatment, and financial support. The case will progress at your pace, but we can often work in the background, so assistance is ready when you need it.
Serious & Catastrophic Injury FAQs
Serious injuries can arise form all sorts of accidents including road traffic accidents and accidents at work. Usually a serious or catastrophic injury involves complex and overlapping injuries. Often the most seriously injured people suffer Brain and/or Spinal Cord injury, but Amputations are also a source of life-changing injury, as are diseases such as Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.
It is not possible to put a figure on a complex claim without understanding the full impacts of the injury. For example, the most serious brain injuries attract awards of up to £380,000.00, but it is rare that a client will have one such isolated injury. We also need to assess ongoing care needs which could be significant and depend on life expectancy. You may also have lost earnings as a consequence of the accident. All of these factors will be taken into account when assessing the value of your case. Often our most seriously injured clients recover many millions of pounds, but such compensation awards need to be presented meticulously and supported by evidence. We recently recovered over £24m in compensation for a client injured in a road traffic accident, so we have the skill and experience to help you whatever the seriousness of your injury. We will support you throughout the claim to maximise the level of compensation.
Most of our Personal Injury clients opt for our ‘No win, no fee’ agreement which allow us to get on with your case without any upfront financial outlay or risk of being out of pocket. See Our Fees for more information, but if you have any questions please contact us directly.
Yes. All our solicitors are highly experienced professionals who know what is involved in handling serious injury cases. Our team includes members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. We currently represent Claimants with cases valued in the tens of millions of pounds. We have long-established, strong relationships with the UK’s best care providers, barristers, and doctors. Most importantly, we understand that at the heart of every serious injury claim is a real person and our primary responsibility is to support you every step of the way.
Yes. Effective rehab is central to making the best possible recovery following an injury and we work with rehab providers to support you to be able to live the fullest life possible. Read more here.
Once your opponent accepts responsibility for the accident, we will apply to the Court for an interim payment. This is an advance part-payment which provides you with money to support your recovery and provide necessary living expenses. Interim payments are an important tool which we use to support our clients by easing the financial pressure in cases that often take many years to conclude.
Yes, of course. Please get in touch and we will be happy to talk to you in confidence with no obligation.
Why Instruct us?
Unlike many of our competitors we guarantee that your case will be handled by a qualified and experienced solicitor throughout. This leads to better outcomes for our clients.
Law Society Accredited and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority – you have peace of mind that we are regulated professionals, fully insured to represent your interests.
Our ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ charging structure allows us to represent you without compromising on service or quality.
Proven Track Record
Since we started in 2012, we have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, achieving a 99.3% client satisfaction score. Most of our work comes from client recommendations.
We will work hard to fully understand your problem and your priorities so we can find the most effective route to achieving your desired outcome.
From our offices in Cheadle Hulme and Tarporley we represent clients right across England and Wales.