Types Of Serious Injury
It is possible to make a claim for serious injury if someone else – either an individual or an organization or business – was at fault. There are various types of serious injury that can be claimed for.
General Damages And Special Damages
A claim can be made for ‘pain and suffering’ after a serious injury, which is referred to as a general damages award. In addition, special damages take into consideration:
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Loss of pensions
- Reimbursement of travel expenses
- Home modifications
- Other expenses
- Interim payments
Serious Injury Compensation
On behalf of people who have suffered a serious injury that wasn’t their fault, Claim 500’s personal injury specialists will seek compensation. Serious injury is classified as one that has a long-term effect on health and lifestyle.
Head Or Brain Injury
This can be caused by road traffic accidents, physical assault, accident at work or public places, medical negligence or by playing sport. There are many possible long-term repercussions due to brain and head injuries: people can suffer cognitive complications, memory loss or have permanent disability and brain damage. If you or a family member has suffered a head injury, please get in touch and ask our advice, as we have years of experience and can help.
Upper Body Injury
Serious upper body injuries can include head and brain injuries too, eye injury, and back or spinal cord injury. The main areas of concern are near the neck and shoulders area. These types of injury can include whiplash from a car accident or shoulder injuries caused by lifting heavy objects. Minor injuries in this area can still merit compensation, while more severe cases will get a significant amount more. If you have suffered this type of injury, call us now for advice on whether you can make a claim.
Back or spinal cord injury
Back injury or spinal cord injury can happen in motor accidents – which account for the largest number of these types of injury. They can also happen as a result of your type of employment or during sporting activities. The implications of a spinal cord injury are life changing, though a back injury may not necessarily change your life permanently. Both can lead to time away from work and a loss of wages and income, so you have a right to claim compensation. Call now for a free assessment of your situation.
Sometimes medical practitioners make mistakes that affect your life permanently. A personal injury due to negligence from someone who has a duty of care is devastating to both the victim and family. Examples of serious injury through medical negligence can include misdiagnosis, non-treatment, wrong treatment and surgical error. Call us now if you have a query about your potential to claim compensation.
Lower Body Injury
This is a serious injury on the hips, legs, knees or ankles. Sometimes the injury can be so life changing that it can mean loss of limb or constant pain over lengthy periods of time. If you want to know if it is possible to make a personal injury claim, please call us now for free advice.
Mental Or Psychological Injury
The most commonly reported are work related, relationship related, or through the negligence of a psychiatric practitioner. As claimant, you will have to prove that you sustained a ‘recognisable psychiatric illness’ caused by someone’s breach of duty of care. If you would like to know more about this type of claim in relation to your situation, call us now for free advice.