Catastrophic injury claims in Lancashire are those injuries that are considered so serious that they have a considerable and long-lasting, detrimental effect on the victim’s life. The cause of the injury may be a road accident, an accident at work, or that of any third party negligence. Although there is a wide range of possible injuries that may be considered catastrophic, those that affect the spine, the head, or the brain are the ones that tend to have the most debilitating effects and that carry the greatest compensation claims.
Scott Rees & Co is a leading firm of personal injury claims solicitors, dealing with all forms of personal injury including catastrophic injury claims in Lancashire. Our experienced legal team provides honest and forthright advice, and with more than 20 years’ experience in providing our services to help ensure a suitable outcome for clients, we have the experience to ensure the best results for you.
All but superficial injuries will have some impact on a victim’s life. While a few days off work, and one or two hospital visits may not be that impactful, more severe injuries have a more severe impact on daily life. Extended leave from work may cause a loss of earnings, while regular healthcare and rehabilitation appointments will inevitably cost money. Modifying cars and homes, and the potential loss of employment, caused by catastrophic injuries can mean the loss of tens of thousands of pounds over the lifetime of the victim.
The level of compensation that is due will depend on a number of factors, but is typically governed by any loss of earnings, cost of rehabilitation, and additional costs incurred by the victim, as well as compensation for the injury and the stress and physical pain that this has caused. Some of the most complex cases, with the most severe injuries, can lead to claims of several hundred thousand pounds, although these figures are considered exceptional.
Broken limbs are not usually considered catastrophic, although they are serious injuries. Amputations, spinal injuries, severe head and brain injuries, as well as considerable burns and multiple fractures may lead to a catastrophic injury claim case, and if you or a loved one have suffered from these types of injury then you should make a claim. Generally, there is a three year window following the date of your injury, in which you must have submitted a claim. Only in very rare cases will a claim be allowed to continue if submitted after this period.
Catastrophic injuries typically have lifelong ramifications. They may mean that you will be unable to work, and therefore unable to earn the salary that you would otherwise have achieved. They may require the payment of considerable sums of money to modify a house, pay for necessary equipment, or to buy a modified vehicle. They may also require that you pay for long-term and ongoing care. All of these factors must be taken into consideration when calculating the level of compensation that you fight for; contact Scott Rees & Co today to discuss your case, and we will help to determine a reasonable level of compensation that you are entitled to.