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Serious Injury Claims

Here at Oliver & Co, we have a wealth of experience helping clients who have suffered serious injuries after a road traffic collision.

What is a ‘serious injury’?

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 as a result 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 collision, they may be entitled to compensation. Serious injuries can include injuries such as:-

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

Our team here at Oliver & Co are highly experienced specialists 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.

CASE STUDY: £160,000.00 in compensation

One our clients was a victim of a road traffic collision in which they were a passenger in a car. The car veered off the road, into a central barrier and launched into the air.

Our 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 from the collision. Unfortunately, his injuries meant that he was unable to work for many years following the collision.

Our client required surgery and underwent counselling which we were able to help him arrange which helped him greatly.

The claim was brought against the insurance company of the driver of the car.

 We were able to secure a £160,000.00 settlement in compensation for our client to help him with the physical and mental effects of the major road traffic collision.

What can we do to help? 

Our main aim is to make sure that 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 damages 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, 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.

CASE STUDY: £72,000.00 in compensation

We recently acted for a client who was cycling on a road when he became a victim of a road traffic collision. 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

Here at Oliver & Co, we offer a no win, no fee agreement. We want our clients to have the assurance that they have no hidden fees and that the process is as risk-free as possible. This means that if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not have to pay anything to us, as long as you have cooperated throughout the process and not acted dishonestly.

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

In the event that a victim has suffered a 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 the age of 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.

CASE STUDY: £60,000.00 in compensation

We acted for a client who was a victim of a road traffic collision which occurred as a result of the defendant driver’s negligent driving on a roundabout.

Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck, shoulder and back, as well as a ruptured bicep.

We helped this client in recovering compensation for past and future losses, including care and assistance required, travel expenses for hospital visits, inability to carry out heavy duty household and gardening tasks, and loss of earnings.

 We are proud to have achieved £60,000.00 for our client to help with the difficulties caused as a result of his serious injuries.

Get in touch

Our specialist and highly experienced team of lawyers are here to help you.

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury as a result of a road traffic collision, please call us for an initial no-obligation chat to see if you have a claim on 01244 312 306.

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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

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

David Owen

Director & Solicitor