Catastrophic/Life Changing Injury Claims

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.

Key Information:

Catastrophic, Serious Personal Injury Compensation Claims

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.

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.


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.

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Melanie Burden | Partner, Head of Personal Injury | Simpson Millar LLP

Melanie Burden
Head of Personal Injury

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