Non Clinical Serious Injury Claims
19 April 2018
As signatories to the Serious Injury Guide we would always urge anyone thinking about bringing a claim to consult APIL’s website. This provides a detailed breakdown of what may be expected in a serious injury claim.
People are often unsure as to whether they can claim and realistically without an independent lawyer you are not going to be helped by the insurer. To recover compensation you will need to show that:
(i) The accident that occurred was wholly or partially caused by the negligence of the other party;
(ii) That the accident caused the injury and losses sustained;
(iii) That the injury and losses sustained were reasonably foreseeable as a result of the other party’s negligence.
Our team are vastly experienced, advising currently (among other claims) a young gentleman who suffered an incomplete tetraplegic injury following a high velocity road traffic collision; a gentlemen who suffered loss of sight in one eye following a grinding injury at work; and a gentleman in his early 40s who has developed chronic pain syndrome and is now considered unable to work.
Claims are unfortunately rarely straight forward, however with the right advisers you will get the compensatory award you need to try to return you to the position you should have been in but for the avoidable accident that befell you.
The claim may involve rehabilitation both physical and psychological, loss of earnings, significant care and assistance, accommodation and mobility considerations among many other possible losses.
So far as is possible your solicitor will attempt to get rehabilitation progressing and interim payments in place to improve your ability to adapt to your injuries. This is because in many cases involving serious injuries the final recovery position may not be known for a number of years. These cases are not quick, but you should be updated regularly and seen regularly by your lawyers. You need to know that the team is working for your best interests.
At Curtis Law our policy is that our serious injury solicitors will always see their client’s early in the case so that you know who you are dealing with and have the confidence that we are determined to ensure the case progresses as it should. The Medical and Serious Injury Team at Curtis Law is led by Jerard Knott, Senior Associate Solicitor, an APIL Accredited Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist. We are committed to promoting Patient Safety. The team only acts for Claimants and is dedicated to providing a client care centered high level of service, providing the best possible advice and maximising damages. The department acts on a large number of fatal (including representation at Inquests) and high value cases. The department regularly advises on cases with valuation exceeding £1,000,000. We can be contacted on 01254 297130 or MedNeg@curtislaw.co.uk.
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