Having an accident that results in multiple injuries can be extremely traumatic for you and your loved ones. Multiple injuries can lead to extended recovery times and can have a long-term impact on your life as well as your family.
Whilst most multiple injury accidents are unavoidable, there are those that suffer as a result of negligence from other people, which can leave you feeling betrayed and misguided as the injury may have otherwise been completely avoided.
If you have suffered multiple injuries in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a multiple injury claim. Contact Wildwood Legal today to get in contact with one of our personal injury solicitors, who will be able to determine your eligibility and discuss the legal claims process.
Common causes of multiple injury claims
There are many different causes of multiple serious injuries we see that lead to multiple injury compensation claims. Some of the most common multiple injury claims that we deal with include:
Road traffic accidents – Road traffic accidents are a common cause of multiple injuries, particularly for pedestrians, motorbikes and cyclists, as they are more exposed on the road; however, they can occur in any road traffic accident. These accidents can happen as a result of poor driving from another driver or if the road has not been properly maintained.
Accidents at work – Multiple injuries are more prevalent in manual workplaces such as factories or construction sites; however, they can occur in almost any workplace. These injuries can occur as a result of an employer’s negligence if they failed to put safety measures into place or provide personal protective equipment.
Accidents in public places – People can also sustain multiple injuries in public places on the street or on private premises. These types of accidents commonly include slips, trips and falls due to negligence when pavements and pathways are not maintained or wet floors that are not taken care of.
Following an accident, you should receive medical attention from a medical expert in order to assess the extent of your injuries as they can offer treatment and any medicine that may be required.
If you have sustained multiple injuries in an accident listed above, as well as many others, contact our personal injury solicitors today to determine your eligibility and discuss the claims process.
How is multiple injury compensation calculated?
Compensation for all personal injury claims is split into general damages and special damages.
General Damages – This refers to the amount of compensation you receive for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
To calculate this amount, we look at previous cases which are similar to yours, together with guidelines that are issued to Judges who decide the outcome of such claims if they go to Court. Your case will be valued on the basis of your injuries as described by suitably qualified medical professionals.
Special Damages – These are any direct financial losses that you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. Typically, these may include loss of earnings up to the settlement, loss of earnings in the future, medical costs, travel costs or the costs of care provided to you.
It is difficult to estimate the amount of compensation you will receive for your injuries without knowing the full extent of your injuries and the type of accident that you were involved in. There are, however, compensation calculators online that can be used to estimate how much you may be able to receive from your claim.
If the defendant admits liability for your case, you may also be able to secure interim payment, meaning that you could receive a part-payment of compensation during litigation. These payments are made by the other side before a case is settled in order to aid you to fund a number of vital things, such as assistance in daily living or urgent medical care and support.
How much does a multiple injury claim cost?
We will always be 100% transparent about what our charges are, and if we take on your case, we will almost always do so on Conditional Fee Agreements (also known as a no win, no fee basis).
This means that if you do not win your case, you do not pay us any fees at all. If we win the case, we take a small percentage of your compensation, which we will agree with you beforehand, to cover our costs.
We will never ask you to sign anything until you are completely happy with what it is that we are proposing.
Get in touch with one of our specialist solicitors to find out more about making a no win, no fee claim.
Time limits for making a multiple injury claim
The general rule on time limits for making a serious injury claim is that you have three years from the date of the injury to have either settled your claim or started court proceedings once the accident has happened.
The three-year deadline begins on the date that the accident occurred or from the date on which you realised that your injuries were associated with your accident due to negligence.
If you suffered a serious injury as a child, the time starts from your 18th birthday, and you will have until your 21st birthday to complete your claim for compensation.
How can Wildwood Legal assist with multiple injury claims?
At Wildwood Legal, we know that the consequences of negligence can be devastating. If you have suffered from this, you need to seek legal advice – That’s where we come in.
Our injury lawyers see all too often the significant effect that a serious injury can have on people’s lives. We can help when starting your claim and on the financial side to get you on the road to recovery and help you to maximise the amount of compensation you receive. Our core strength is in personal injury claims. We offer legal services and deal with a variety of claims such as medical negligence, serious injury and accident at work claims.
Our law firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority; therefore, we provide everything that is needed to meet their high standards meaning that we are a trusted law firm. We offer services to individuals located in England and Wales.
We value the opinion of our clients, and we will always listen to you and take on board what you say. To make an enquiry, get in contact with us either email us email@example.com or call us 01423 209 046. We have registered offices in Harrogate and London. We will always keep your personal data secure.
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