Polytrauma

 

Polytrauma

If you suffer multiple injuries in an accident these can be life changing, and our specialist team of lawyers can assist you in obtaining the maximum possible award of compensation for your injuries.

Many people who suffer multiple life changing injuries suffer those injuries in a road traffic accident, whether it is a collision between two vehicles, or a vehicle and a pedestrian, bicycle or motorbike. Others may sustain serious multiple injuries in a fall, especially if it is from a height or down a flight of stairs. Our team is experienced in investigating the causes of all such accidents, whether it be obtaining CCTV from the bus behind you when you had an accident, interviewing witnesses or police officers, or looking at the way a workplace was organised to establish why you fell. Sometimes preserving vital evidence before it is destroyed can be the difference between winning and losing the case.

Unlike most personal injury lawyers our team only deals with the most serious of injuries. This means we have expertise and significant experience in the issues which may arise out of such multiple injuries (sometimes referred to as ‘polytrauma cases’, and we will look at the effect of the totality of the injuries, not just the most obviously serious injuries, and how they affect you day to day now, and how they will affect you in the future. We work with a range of medical and other experts in many different disciplines who can assist us in advising you as to issues you are likely to need to navigate, how best that might be done, and as to the potential value of your claim.

Our lawyers only have a small number of cases at any time, and this ensures they can get to know you and your family, and your individual circumstances, and so are better able to provide you with the timely advice and support you need throughout your claim. Unlike other law firms, our approach is to work very closely as a team and each of us will be available to assist you throughout. We work throughout the country and we are happy to come and see you at home or in hospital or wherever you prefer.

We always try to work collaboratively with our opponents if they are willing, and if possible, would try to involve a case manager at an early stage so that they can advise what would make life easier for you, and if there is any treatment you need, and ask the other side to fund treatment for your rehabilitation. We may also be able to obtain an interim payment to take away any financial pressures. We are signatories to the Association of Personal Injuries/Forum of Insurance Lawyers Guide To The Conduct Of Claims Involving Serious Injuries – a code of good practice that allows claims like these to be conducted smoothly and efficiently with the injured person’s needs prioritised by both sides representatives at all points.

We like to look at all ways we can help you, not just getting you an award of compensation, and can also assist you in getting advice with regard to state benefits if appropriate, financial advice, Personal Injury Trusts and Powers of Attorney as needed.

We would take on most cases on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which takes away any financial risk to you.

If you would like to speak to a solicitor with experience and expertise in helping people after life changing injuries please do get in touch. We’d be glad to help you.

  • Linda Jones
      • Linda Jones
      • Director of Legal Services - Private Client
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  • Jon Rees
      • Jon Rees
      • Partner & Head of Practice Area - Life Changing Injury
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      • 07772 081566
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  • Allison Fitchett
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  • Sian Buxton
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  • Emma Morgan
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