If you have been injured because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation through a qualified personal injury solicitor.
At Forster Dean, we’ve supported many people in their search for compensation and our service has helped them not only recover but live with the consequences of their injury.
Serious injury can take many forms but it usually leaves a long-lasting effect on health and wellbeing. The types of injury that we see at Forster Dean include loss of movement and disability, loss of limbs and brain damage, to name just a few scenarios.
The Impact of a Serious Injury
While most people recover well from an injury, some can be left with a disability that affects their long-term ability to live their lives to the full. For example, someone who has been in a car accident that was caused by a third party may suffer brain injuries. This could mean that their cognitive function is impaired and that they are unable to work or at least do the job they were used to doing.
The loss of a limb or an injury that affects the spine could mean that the individual has to cope with a lifelong disability with all that entails. They may need support in the home, make adjustments to their daily living, require regular physiotherapy and, again, may not be able to work or earn the salary that they would have expected before the injury.
Contacting a Personal Injury Solicitor
Claiming compensation after a serious injury can be daunting for most people. While you may be more focused on getting better and recovering, it’s important to note that compensation can help support you through this process.
It’s critical to contact a solicitor as soon as you can to discuss the potential for a claim. The good news is that this initial consultation is normally free and allows you to discuss what happened and whether any potential claim through the courts is likely to be successful.
If you want to go ahead, a personal injury solicitor can also offer what is called a no-win no-fee service. This means you don’t need to find the upfront fees for the legal action itself. This is taken out of the award for your case, usually as a percentage of the compensation. If the case does not succeed and no compensation is awarded, you will not be charged.
Compensation awards can vary considerably but will take into account a wide range of factors. For instance, it will look at any loss of earnings both now and in the future. It may provide compensation to help with support or to help you make improvements in the home. Compensation can even be awarded for the psychological damage that may have happened because of your injury.
Contact Forster Dean Today
If you have been in an accident and are considering claiming compensation after a serious injury, it’s very important to reach out to a solicitor. With offices in Runcorn, Widnes and St Helen’s, the team at Forster Dean can give you all the support and help you need.
Contact us today for a free consultation.