Professional, specialist legal advice for serious, life-changing injuries
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious, life-changing injury, we can provide the legal advice and support you need to help you move forward and deal with the consequences.
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What is a serious injury?
A serious injury is typically one that has long-term implications for your lifestyle and quality of life. For example, we have helped clients with injuries such as:
The above list is not exhaustive and there may be other types of injury we can help with. These include fatal accidents, where we've helped the families and loved ones of victims to claim compensation for the financial effects of their loss. If you have suffered an injury which you feel is life-changing, with no prospect of a full recovery - even if it is not specifically listed above - please contact us to discuss your circumstances.
What are the implications of a serious injury?
The implications for you will very much depend on the nature of the injuries. We typically deal with clients who have suffered serious injuries which will significantly change their lives and we're well-placed to advise on the many factors you will need to consider.
You may experience a combination of the following:
- An inability to work - or at least to do the same job as before - which can significantly affect your income
- Additional costs such as rehabilitation, treatment, equipment and adaptations to your home
- Significant distress and inconvenience as a result of the changes you need to make to your life
If someone else was wholly or partly to blame for your injuries, you may be able to claim successfully for compensation. Or if you suffered them as part of a criminal act such as assault, you may be able to claim criminal damages from the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority).
We can help you establish the circumstances that caused your injuries and advise how best to proceed.
How can legal advice help me?
Coming to terms with a serious injury can be very distressing and it can be hard to know where to begin. As well as looking at the facts of your case, it's important to assess thoroughly how your life will be affected by your injuries.
As specialists in serious injury claims, we can help you through this process to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries. It's very easy to underestimate the additional costs and the many ways that your life will change after a serious injury.
Having helped many clients through this process before, we're well-placed to help you establish what you need and plan for the future. If rehabilitation or treatment is needed promptly we can help you secure interim payments to fund this, without needing to wait until the conclusion of your claim.
How is legal advice funded?
There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). Under this agreement, if you do not win your claim, you pay nothing. If you have been the victim of a criminal assault, you may be able to claim under the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) scheme. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.
How can Switalskis help me?
No two injuries are the same, and we believe in fully understanding your circumstances and future needs first. Only then can we help you understand the compensation you will need and the costs that you will incur throughout your future. It's vital to plan your future carefully before claiming for compensation.
As experienced specialists in some of the most complex serious injury claims, we have a very strong record of helping clients move forward and securing interim payments to help get prompt treatment and rehabilitation.