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Serious Injury Claims

Here at Oliver and Co we have a wealth of experience when it comes to helping clients who have suffered serious injuries after an accident or accident

Common life-changing serious injuries

A serious injury is a life-changing injury which can affect a huge range of aspects of a person’s life, including their employment prospects, personal relationships with family and friends, physical and mental health, and general quality of life. As the effects of a serious injury are so widespread, it can be difficult to know how to deal with such huge lifestyle changes which occur because of the injury, to both the victim and their loved ones.

If you, or someone you know, has sustained a serious injury as a result of a road traffic accident, whether it be on the road, at work, or following a fall, you may be entitled to compensation. Serious injuries may include:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe orthopaedic injuries
  • Sensory loss (e.g. blindness or deafness)
  • Internal injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Severe burns, scalding or scarring
  • Severe PTSD

Our specialist team at Oliver & Co are highly experienced in this area and have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with serious injury claims and are here to help you through this difficult time.

What can we do to help? 

Our main aim is to make sure you have the means and help to adjust to your new lifestyle changes which have arisen as a result of your serious injury. In order to do this, our job is to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for expenses you may have incurred or lost out on, including but not limited to:

  • Past and future earnings
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Costs of care and assistance given, for both the past and future
  • Costs of private medical care and treatment
  • Costs associated with buying aids, equipment and adjustments made to your home associated with the injury

Our aim is to ensure that you are compensated so far as is  possible for the losses, either financial or otherwise, that you have experienced as a result of your serious injury.

We have the fantastic and rare advantage here at Oliver & Co of having a dual-qualified doctor and lawyer in our team, Linda Schermer-Jones, who is able to offer medical expertise at the outset and throughout the lifetime of our claims. As one of the few dual-qualified doctors and lawyers in the country, Linda’s experience is invaluable in dealing with complex medical issues and helping to get the best out of our of medical experts who we may instruct to help with your claim.

We recovered £160,000.00 in compensation

A client of Oliver & Co was a victim of a road traffic accident in which they were a passenger. The car veered off the road, into a central barrier and launched into the air. The client suffered lots of serious injuries, including a broken wrist, arm scarring and minor hearing loss from an ear injury. As well as that, he also suffered psychological injuries. Unfortunately, his injuries meant he was unable to work for many years following the accident. He required surgery and underwent counselling which we helped him arrange, that helped him greatly. The claim was made against the insurance company of the driver of the car.

We secured £160,000.00 settlement in compensation for him to help with the physical and mental effects of the major road traffic accident.

£72,000.00 compensation awarded

Oliver & Co recently acted for a client who was cycling on a road when he became a victim of a road traffic accident. The Defendant driver attempted to cross our client’s path, causing him to collide with the vehicle and be thrown off his bike and over the top of the vehicle. Our client sustained a head injury, facial scarring, and injuries to his knee and shoulder. We helped this client in recovering compensation for past and future losses, including damaged equipment, medical costs including surgery, private physiotherapy and medication, as well as care and assistance and loss of earnings for both the past and future.

 We were able to help this client with dealing with these life-changing injuries by achieving £72,000.00 in compensation.

Funding your claim

At Oliver & Co we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. We want clients to have the assurance they have no hidden fees and that the process is as risk-free as possible. This means that if your case is unsuccessful, you will not pay anything to us, as long as you have co-operated throughout the process and not acted dishonestly.

What if the victim is unable to conduct their own affairs?

In the event a victim has suffered serious injury, most notably in brain injury cases, they may not have the mental capacity to run a claim themselves or, the victim may be a child under 18. In these scenarios, a family member or appropriate associated person can be appointed to act as a ‘Litigation Friend’, to protect the victim’s interests. We would then correspond with and take instructions from this appointed person. If you know somebody who has been affected by a serious injury and does not have the capacity to bring a claim on their own, please do get in touch to discuss your situation.

We recovered over £2.3 million for a client

Oliver & Co recovered over 2.3 million for a client hit by a car reversing from a driveway, which resulted in our client losing their leg above the knee. We recovered compensation for the cost of state-of-the-art prosthetics, modification to their home, including stairlifts, additional cost for holidays, equipment, and care and assistance.

We are proud to have achieved £2,3 million for our client to help with the difficulties caused as a result of their serious injuries.

£3 million in compensation

Our team acted for a client who was the victim of a road traffic accident whilst a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle. Our client suffered an amputation to their arm.

We helped the client in recovering compensation for past and future losses including the cost of state-of-the-art prosthetics and recovered £3 million in compensation.

£200,000 recovered for significant injuries

We recovered £200,000 for our client who suffered significant injuries in a road traffic accident. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle hit by the Defendant driver at a crossroads. The injuries sustained included severe chest injury with several broken ribs and a “flail chest”, a ruptured spleen, psychological injury and significant neurological problems.

 We were able to help this client with dealing with these life-changing injuries by achieving £200,000.00 in compensation.

What sets Oliver & Co apart?

  • We pride ourselves on communication and getting to the heart of the matter
  • We take all steps necessary to get you back to your usual self with a focus on early privately funded rehabilitation (treatment)
  • We have a dual qualified doctor and lawyer on our team
  • We can arrange home visits if required

Our reviews say it all. There is no better endorsement than client recommendation and we are proud to be rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot,  and we are a Legal 500 firm.

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Click on an image to read about our Specialists and see how they may help you.

Allison Pepper

Associate Director & Road Traffic Accident Solicitor

Kathryn Bull

Personal Injury Senior Litigator

Maria Pilkington

Director & Personal Injury Solicitor

Angela Cross

Personal Injury Solicitor Advocate

Linda Schermer-Jones

Head of the Clinical Negligence Department, Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor