HAVE YOU SUFFERED A SERIOUS INJURY?
It’s something none of us hope to experience, but sadly, catastrophic accidents causing life-changing injuries happen. If you or a relative has suffered a severe or permanent injury, you’ll know that life can change dramatically. You might not be able to work anymore; you may need regular treatment or medical care for the rest of your life; and your mental health can also be affected.
When life has changed so much, getting professional advice can help you navigate the uncertain times ahead. With legal advice, you can also make sure you’re financially prepared for costs that might arise from your accident, like loss of earnings both now and in the future.
How much compensation for a serious injury
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to damages for loss and suffering, compensation for loss of earnings, the cost of rehabilitation care and any specialist equipment you need to use. It is a complex area of personal injury law where Porter Wood Solicitors will be happy to assist you.
Serious injury compensation can be used to help cover loss of earnings if you can’t work because of your injury. It can also cover the cost of rehabilitation, and for treatments like physiotherapy or counselling, which can be expensive. In the most serious cases, you might need care at home, or for your house to be adapted so you can still live there. Compensation can help pay for this. Having some financial security can also take away some of the stress, so you can focus on recovery.
It’s wise to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a serious accident, but nearly all compensation claims must be started within three years of the accident.