Have you suffered a serious injury?

Making a serious injury claim

If you were injured at work or in public where you weren’t at fault, our highly experienced personal injury solicitors will fight for your compensation on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Contact us for a free consultation.

 

You should be able to make a serious injury claim if the accident:

Took place within the last three years

Caused you harm

Was caused by someone else (partially or wholly)

Serious Injury

According to Brake the Road Safety Charity, someone dies or is seriously injured in a traffic collision in the UK every 22 minutes.1 If you think you can avoid this risk by avoiding road transport – you’re wrong. Both serious and fatal injuries can happen to anyone due to many other events, including using water vehicles such as jet skis, assaults, medical negligence, workplace accidents, and environmental disasters.

The worst thing about a serious injury is that it can change your life in inconceivable ways. It can shatter your dreams and plans and even force you to change your whole way of life. What’s even more devastating is the negative impact it can have on your loved ones as you all grapple with the health, financial, and emotional repercussions.

If you’re a victim of a serious injury, let us help you claim compensation to secure the funds you need to get the proper medical treatment and access the required rehabilitation services necessary to make a recovery.

You can process your serious injury claim in 3 easy steps with us:

1. Get in Touch

Contact us and tell us about your personal injury case. We work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you won’t pay a penny unless we win. Give as much information as you can. The more information you can provide, the better chance of successfully maximising your compensation claim.

2. Talk to Experts

Avoid the stress, let our experts do all the legal work for you. Our personal injury lawyers can help you gather and complete the necessary documents.

3. Compensation

Let us do the hard work. Remove anxiety by having our personal injury lawyer by your side. We will keep you in the loop every step of the way from the start of your case to the very end.

Success

There are several ways to make contact with the team at SilverOak Solicitors

    PERSONAL INJURY

    Request a call from one of our personal injury advisors:

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    When you first contact us, we will ask for some initial details. You can be assured that everything you discuss with us will be completely confidential, and any information stored by us will be in accordance with UK data protection regulations.

    Making a Serious Injury Claim

    A serious injury comes with long-term effects, including permanent disfigurement and the extended loss or impairment of a body organ. In the long run, you might be unable to work again and instead require interminable treatment.

    The first step to pursuing compensation after a catastrophic injury is by getting an experienced personal injury solicitor to represent you. This is where we can help you. We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you only pay us our fees if your claim is successful.

    We will schedule consultation sessions to discuss your case, your desired outcome, and the best way to achieve it. Please bear in mind that you can only raise a serious injury claim within three years of the time the tragic incident occurred.

    What is a Serious Injury Claim, and Who is Eligible?

    A serious injury claim, which you might hear some people refer to as a “large loss claim,” is a claim involving life-changing injuries that cause the victim to adjust how they live their life.

    You’re eligible for a catastrophic claim if you suffer a serious injury due to the actions or recklessness of another party. And this doesn’t apply to adults alone – if a child experiences a serious injury, their legal guardians or parents have the right to pursue compensation on their behalf.

    The Most Common Serious Injuries

    Various large loss claims deal with different injuries, the most popular ones being the following.

    Amputation

    Some serious injuries lead to amputation, causing the victims to lose limbs. Amputees can make different types of compensation claims, such as prosthetic costs, occupational therapy, pain and suffering, risk of additional amputation in the future, and cost of moving.

    Claiming for amputation compensation is a complex process that involves many experts looking into the cause and consequences of your injury, including:

    • Prosthetists
    • Orthopaedic surgeons
    • Rehabilitation professionals
    • Medical experts specializing in the cause of your amputation
    • Architects (if the event that caused your injury happened due to a problem in the building you were in)
    • Physiatrist
    • Social workers
    • Recreational therapists

    Brain Injury

    Brain injuries also rank among the most common serious injuries nowadays. According to the Center for Mental Health, these damages force about 160,000 individuals to be admitted to various medical facilities in the UK annually.2 Approximately 1.3 million UK residents live with disabilities caused by brain and head injuries and the latter’s economic impact is enormous as they cost the nation £15 billion yearly.3

    In most cases, brain injuries are caused by medical malpractices and trauma to the head. If you’re a victim, you could exhibit different symptoms, including:

    • Behavioural changes
    • Confusion and slow thinking
    • Vision impairment
    • Loss of smell
    • Dizziness
    • Post-concussion syndrome, often characterized by poor memory, lack of concentration, nausea, and sensitivity to light.

    Complex Serious Injuries

    According to the government, road accidents killed or severely injured an estimated 27,300 in the UK in 2021.4 Chances are, a majority of those who made it out alive suffered complex serious injuries, such as:

    • Severe burns and scarring
    • Amputations
    • Serious fractures
    • Chronic pain
    • Loss of vision
    • Spinal injuries

    Complex serious injuries can also be caused by accidents involving wild and domestic animals, medical malpractices, workplace accidents and negligence, industrial illnesses, and criminal assault.

    Spinal Injury

    Back Up reports that the UK is home to about 50,000 individuals with spinal cord injuries, and around 2,500 join that pool yearly.5

    Damage to your spinal cord has devastating effects such as loss of movement, severe spasms, altered sensation, difficulty breathing, loss of bladder and bowel control, sexual dysfunction and chronic pain.

    Watch out for the following signs to know if you have suffered a spinal injury after an accident or any other catastrophic event:

    • Loss of balance/difficulty walking
    • A twisted back or neck
    • Unbearable back pain
    • Impaired breathing
    • Tingling and numbness in different parts of your body, such as feet, hands, or toes

    Multiple Fractures

    Multiple fracture compensation claims are also prevalent in the UK. More than 500,000 fragility fractures happen in the nation each year, and over 3 million people have osteoporosis.6

    Should you suffer multiple fractures, it might take a while for your broken bones to heal.  If someone else caused the accident that led to your condition, contact us to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

    How Much Can I Receive in Compensation?

    We can’t specify the exact amount you’ll receive as compensation because it will depend on specific factors including the severity of your injuries, how the incident disrupted your life and the availability of evidence however, we will ensure that you get the maximum settlement available to you after negotiating with the other party.

    Who Will Pay for My Compensation?

    The insurance company of the individual or organisation legally responsible for your serious injuries pays for your compensation.

     

    1Brake the Road Safety Charity, 2022: https://www.brake.org.uk/get-involved/take-action/mybrake/knowledge-centre/uk-road-safety

    2,3Centre of Mental Health, 2022: https://www.brake.org.uk/get-involved/take-action/mybrake/knowledge-centre/uk-road-safety

    4,6Department for Transport, 2021: https://www.brake.org.uk/get-involved/take-action/mybrake/knowledge-centre/uk-road-safety

    5Back Up Trust, 2022: https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/spinal-cord-injury/what-is-spinal-cord-injury

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    Why choose SilverOak Solicitors?

    No Win No Fee

    We work on a No Win No Fee basis for personal injury and housing disrepair claims. We only take on cases we are confident we can win. If we lose, you don’t pay our fees.

    Highly Experienced

    Our highly experienced solicitors and consultants have secured millions of pounds in compensation.

    Excellent Client Care

    You’ll have a dedicated file handler and senior solicitor working on your case so you won’t need to speak to lots of different people.

    Access to Medical Care

    We provide access to medical care and other support services for personal injury claimants.

    Interim Compensation Payments

    We can arrange interim compensation payments, where possible, for personal injury clients.

    SRA Regulated Law Firm

    We are a trustworthy SRA regulated law firm and member of The Law Society.