Compensation Rights After a Serious Injury
Catastrophic injuries are defined as any serious injury
that results in permanent disability, long-term medical problems
or shortened-life expectancy ie are life changing to the victim.
Our specialist Serious Injuries Team of solicitors can
help you if you have been injured in a serious accident which will
ease the financial burden and take the pressure off
you and your family whilst you focus on your recovery.
Types of catastrophic or serious injuries:
Do I have a case for a compensation?
If you can prove that your serious injuries are
a direct result of the negligence of a third party,
then yes you have a compensation claim.
How to claim serious injury compensation
Our commitment to you
Our solicitors will:
- visit you in your own home or hospital to give
you and your family prompt and thorough advice and guidance
- obtain interim payments to pay for your care and assistance
- appoint a case manager to organise care regimes for you
- handle your case expertly throughout the entire process and you
rest in the knowledge that the requisite expertise and understanding of catastrophic
injury claims is applied to your case
What do I need to prove?
You will need to prove that your injuries are a direct result of the negligence
of a third party.
Is there a time limit?
A general 3 year limitation period applies to anyone wishing to
bring a claim for serious injury. The 3 year period runs from the date you suffered
your accident or in certain circumstances from 3 years when you first became aware
of your injuries.
If you are a close relative considering bringing a claim
for catastrophic injury compensation on behalf of a loved one who
has sadly passed away then a time limit of 3 years from the date your relative
passed away usually applies. If you are seeking compensation on behalf
of a child a claim must be made within 3 years of the date the child reaches the
age of 18.
How much compensation will I get?
You may claim damages for loss of earnings, the cost of care and
treatment and other financial expenditure, as well as claiming compensation for
the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by such severe injuries.
How much will it cost me?
Cases are normally run on a "no win no fee" basis.
Chambers and Partners 2017
"A strong catastrophic injury team that acts for claimants who have suffered a variety of injuries. Has particular experience in serious traffic accident cases as well as high-value employers' liability claims."
"Claire Roantree represents clients in a wide array of high-value and complex cases, including claims involving serious physical and psychological injuries. 'She has a meticulous approach to cases; she's a delight to work with,' says an impressed source."
Why choose Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors:
The Serious Injury Compensation Team consists of 6 accomplished
Lawyers with extensive experience of dealing with
serious personal injury cases. The team consists of 5 Partners
and 2 Associates who can also draw upon the support
of a number of fee earners to assist if the need arises.
- Dedicated Team of Catastrophic Injury Specialist Solicitors
- We have a panel of medical experts ready to help you prove your
- Members of:
Simpson Millar LLP won £1m in damages in an RTA case involving an amputation, and also handled a claim for a postal worker against the Royal Mail.
Legal 500 2014
Make a catastrophic injury compensation enquiry
Contact our Serious Injury Compensation Team now to discuss how we can help you
by completing our, no obligation, online enquiry form and
we will call you back or you can call us directly on Freephone: 0808 129 3320.