Catastrophic Serious Injury Compensation Claims
Serious Injury Lawyers Manchester
Our solicitors can help you if you’ve suffered serious injuries in an accident you did not cause, whether this was out on the road, in your place of work, or in a public place.
In such complex cases, it is crucial that you consult with experienced solicitors who specialise in Serious Injury Claims. We have the expertise to succeed with such high-value claims.
Every year, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors help many clients get the care and compensation they deserve after suffering severe injuries. We understand that every client is different, which is why our service is always tailored exactly to your needs.
Manchester’s Serious Injury Claim Solicitors
To suffer any type of injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness is pretty serious, but in the eyes of the law a serious injury is considered to be where the victim’s quality of life has been reduced and they have been forced to make changes to their daily life as a direct result of the accident. It may also be that the victim has lost substantial earnings, or been forced to give up work, or change career.
Clearly, the impact of a serious injury can be huge on the victim and their family and so financial compensation awards are intended to help the victim get their life back on track and regain some semblance of the independence they once enjoyed. Sheldon Davidson are experts in the field of serious injury and we have a proven track record of financial compensation wins for many clients who have suffered such injuries. We operate Nationwide, but Greater Manchester is our main office. We have many years of success and solid, long-standing relationships across Greater Manchester and are widely considered as the go-to Serious Injury Solicitors for the region.
We pride ourselves on our compassionate and genuine approach and our lawyers go to great lengths to ensure each client feels heard, they understand what is happening at all stages of the process and, ultimately they feel justice has been done. Due to our experience and long established history in Greater Manchester we are able to support serious injury clients in ways that other firms cannot.
We have extensive contacts in the fields of medical care, psychological care, rehabilitation, home-care, home modifications etc and can connect our clients with an array of people who can help and support them on their journey to recovery. By choosing Sheldon Davidson as your legal representative you get a compassionate and genuine human being who recognises and understands your suffering and who will work together with you to get you the right support and ultimately the maximum financial settlement you deserve.
Types of serious injury
It would be impossible to provide a list of every serious injury scenario, but the below list provides an overview of the types of injury where claims for compensation are most commonly pursued and eventually awarded:
- Amputation Claim
- Back & Spine Injury & Spinal Cord Damage
- Eye Injury / Loss of Sight
- Fatal Accident Claims
- Fractures / Broken Bones
- Head Trauma & Brain Injury
- Multiple & Complex Injuries
- Serious Injury to Children
- Severe Burns
Once again, the above list is not exhaustive, as every serious injury case is unique, so if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury not listed, due to someone else’s carelessness, then it is likely you are entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation. The only way to be sure is call us today and have a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
How much compensation can you expect for a Serious Injury Claim?
In short, this is impossible to answer as every case is unique in terms of the circumstances that led to the injury and the impact on the victim’s life. Each case, however, will be valued based on certain criteria which would include:
- Loss of earnings suffered by the victim including future projected losses. Any lost earnings suffered by family members who provided / continue to provide care would also be for consideration.
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Costs of Psychological care/support
- Costs of modifications to the home to enhance independent living
- Equipment costs: aids to enhance independent living such as wheelchairs
- General damages considerate of pain and suffering endured by the victim and their family
Who can pursue a claim for Serious Injury Compensation?
In many cases, it is the victim who suffered the injury who pursues the claim, in an effort to seek justice and recompense for the pain and inconvenience they have suffered. In some cases, however, the victim is unable to pursue a claim by themselves and in such circumstances, certain others can legally pursue a claim on their behalf.
It could be that the claim is for serious injury to a child who is under the age of eighteen. In this case a parent, or legal guardian would be entitled to pursue the claim. It could also be that the victim, although over the age of eighteen, has suffered a serious brain injury and therefore is mentally incapable of pursuing the claim by themselves. Again, a close family member such as a parent, spouse, or child (over 18) would be entitled to pursue a claim on the victim’s behalf.
There are certain time limits also when making a claim. Normally any claim must be submitted within three years of when the injuries were sustained. This standard time limit applies to victims over the age of eighteen at the time the injuries were sustained. If, however, the claim is for a child who is under the age of eighteen, this three-year time limit would not start until their eighteenth birthday.
There are of course exceptions to the rules and so the only way to be absolutely sure of who can pursue a claim is to consult with one of our expert lawyers. If you think you may have the right to claim, but are in any way unsure, pick up the phone and let us give you a definitive answer today.
No Win No Fee Serious Injury Claims
As mentioned Sheldon Davidson are the go-to lawyers for serious injury claims in Greater Manchester. So confident are we in being able to secure you a financial compensation award that we operate on a no win no fee basis. This means that if we fail to secure a financial settlement for you, there will be nothing to pay. Justice, compassion and financial compensation is our business and we are the best at what we do. With this in mind, if you believe that you have a claim, you should pick up the phone and tell us your story today. There is really nothing to lose and potentially a large financial sum to gain.
All of your staff have been very friendly and helpful in every way and keeping me up to date with my claim
The service I was given was excellent. I had no problem with getting in touch with my solicitor or a member of staff at any time. They were always extremely helpful. I would like to thank all the staff for their time and effort they have put in for me.
Jill was very professional from the moment she took over the case
I would recommend Sheldon Davidson 100% as you can be assured you will always get the best service possible.
You truly exceeded my expectations with your superb service, knowledge and smooth completion of my difficult situation.
You have done an outstanding job in dealing with my claim and treated both myself and my wife in a totally professional manner
Jill has been fantastic. I felt I could speak to her at any point and she explained the facts very well to me .always polite and pleasant. thankyou Jill
Excellent service from start to finish
Extremely helpful throughout the process, very polite & courteous, explained in detail anything I needed to know, would definitely recommend them to my family & friends.
I have been very happy with all the help your staff have given me during my claim.
I can honestly say that Victoria's help, support and guidance were a God send and truly welcome! I was able to reach an acceptable outcome. I would recommend SDS and Victoria in a heartbeat
Excellent advice always kept me up to date with everything I would recommend them to anyone
Thank you to your company. I will be recommending Sheldon Davidson's as I have found you more than helpful and very quick
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant, whenever I needed advice they were always available!
Thank you for the handling of my claim! You exceeded my expectations. Great service. Great outcome.
Both Victoria and Michelle have been a massive help to me, more like family.
I'm very pleased with the quick and excellent service provided
I would like to thank you for all your work on my claim and would definitely use you again