Five things you should know about serious injuries and compensation
Serious injuries can have a huge impact on the lives of victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been affected by a serious injury through no fault of your own, it can be devastating.
Whether the serious injury involves the brain or spine, loss of limbs, severe orthopaedic injuries, paralysis or significant psychiatric symptoms, the results can be life-changing.
You may have to take long periods of time off work, or may not even be able to return to your job or education, and you may have long-term medical and care needs. That’s why compensation can play a vital role in improving your financial security and ensuring you get the rehabilitation and specialist care and support you need.
Here are five things you should know about getting compensation for a serious injury:
1 Instruct experienced and specialist solicitors
After a serious injury, you need an expert legal team behind you. At Novum Law, we have the specialist legal expertise to support you. We understand that rebuilding lives is about much more than just compensation. We will put together the right legal, medical and healthcare professionals to work with you and your family to get the practical help that you need to get on with your life.
2 Act quickly, don’t delay
There are different time limits within which you must begin legal action in a personal injury claim. It’s therefore important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible if you want to pursue a claim for compensation. As a leading specialist firm of personal injury solicitors based on the Isle of Wight, we can work quickly and effectively to get the process started. We can visit you at home, or wherever you feel most comfortable, or you can pop in to see us at our offices in Newport.
3 Ask about interim payments
In cases where liability is not in dispute, interim payment awards (a proportion of your likely compensation award) can be applied for from the defendant’s insurer. This can pay for medical treatment, rehabilitation, specialist equipment and adaptations to your home as well as travel expenses (for example, if you have to travel to the mainland for medical care) to help with your recovery. At Novum Law, we have a strong track record of obtaining early, interim payments for our seriously injured clients.
4 Remember every case is different
It’s important to bear in mind that while there are certain steps shared by all personal injury compensation claims, they will differ depending on the type of serious injury, how the injury was caused and the specific circumstances of the accident. The length of time a claim takes will also differ from case to case and whether or not it can be settled out of Court. We offer a highly personalised service to all our clients and work hard to secure the best possible compensation.
5 Take up ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements
‘No win, no fee’ means that in the event that you lose your compensation claim, you won’t lose out financially. At Novum Law, our serious injury compensation claims are all on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis with no financial risk to our clients. We also offer a completely free, no obligation consultation and will let you know if we believe you have a claim.
Please contact our friendly team of legally trained solicitors and advisors for free, no strings attached advice. Call our Newport office on: 01983 216964 or 07795 821770 or email: [email protected].
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