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Serious Injury Compensation Claims

Serious Injury Compensation

Our serious injury solicitors are highly-experienced in supporting not only people who suffer life-changing injuries, but also those close to them.

We know that when somebody suffers a serious injury it usually also impacts hugely on the lives of loved ones as well, and this is why we tailor our service to do much more than provide legal advice.

At Hudgell Solicitors we have a reputation for assisting in every possible way we can, from offering help to ease immediate worries such as work and family finances to pressing for the most suitable immediate and long-term treatment and rehabilitative care.

Experience and Expertise

Our serious injury pledge has a focus on achieving the best possible outcome in all cases, taking into consideration sensitive family issues, lifestyles and other non-financial factors.

We have a track-record of securing early interim damages payments, often before liability is admitted, which helps ensure the earliest implementation of vital treatments, as well as covering the costs of essential home adaptations. This is all aimed at helping people regain independence as quickly as possible.

Our Serious Injury Support Pledge

As part of our serious injury support, we pledge to offer all of our clients and their families;

  • Immediate practical help – Dealing with practical issues immediately at hand, from speaking to police, insurers and employers to assisting with probate.
  • Medical assessments and treatment – We will work to arrange treatment, rehabilitation and mental health support.
  • Buddy support – Where we can we introduce clients to ‘buddies’ – others who have suffered similar injuries and experienced the ‘journey’ to recovery.
  • Financial assistance – We always seek early interim payments to provide the support required, and signpost clients to charitable funds.
  • Pro Bono support – Our lawyers are willing – and encouraged- to use their expertise and contacts to make life easier for clients beyond, from helping with benefits appeals and employment advice to inquest representation.
  • Support with a long-term focus – Not only do we focus on securing the highest possible damages settlement, we provide investment advice after settlement to make sure compensation has its maximum impact.

Making a Serious Injury Claim

If you or a member of your family has come to harm as a result of serious injury which was of no fault of your own, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries.We put your interests first, from supporting you on your return home from hospital to ensuring the most appropriate and effective legal and medical specialists handle your claim.

Contact a member of our specialist team, if you or a loved on has suffered life-changing injuries or fatality as a result of accident, assault or medical treatment, at home or abroad.

Please download a full copy of our Life Changing Injury Handbook.

Download our Life Changing Injury Handbook

Mentors and Buddies

One of the aspects of support our clients find most beneficial is the access we provide to our large supportive network of former clients and charity partner ambassadors who are willing to act as mentors and buddies, offering the chance to speak to people who have been in the same position, and faced the same challenges and difficulties in life.

We helped brain injury survivor Paul Spence establish his own charity to run a community-based a support centre, and Paul now supports our clients by helping them reach their recovery goals, and by advising our legal experts and rehab providers to ensure they have a better understanding of their needs from the start.

Read Paul’s Story


What is a serious injury?

A serious injury is likely to be life changing and is often referred to as catastrophic, resulting in you having to rebuild your life and potentially changing it forever.

A strong network of support is vital, and at Hudgell Solicitors, we put the focus on ensuring you are given the best chance of moving towards recovery through helping you access much needed care and support.

We know that at times like this financial and emotional support is paramount to advising on the best possible care, we put client care and our expertise at the heart of everything we do to ensure the outcome deserved to make the future more comfortable.

Our aim is to do all we can to help you achieve the best possible quality of life, working to secure you the compensation that will prove vital in helping you on the road to recovery.

Who can claim for serious injury compensation?

If you have been left with a serious injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation – contact our friendly, knowledgeable team of lawyers today and they will explain how to make a claim.

At Hudgell Solicitors we have an expert team of serious injury lawyers with vast experience of handling claims cases relating to serious injury caused by accidents that were the fault of another, dealing with claims such as spinal, brain and amputation.

We will tell you immediately if we feel you could have a claim to pursue, and our expert personal injury solicitors will guide you through the process in a friendly, supportive and easy to understand manner.

How can Hudgell Solicitors help in my serious injury claim?

Hudgell Solicitors provides an industry leading service for victims of serious injuries, providing access to rehabilitation experts, specialist treatment providers, counsellors, and therapists for what can sometimes be a long process of recovery.

Due to our commitment to offering the very best care and expertise for head and brain injury victims, we are proud members of the Brain Injury Group, the UK’s first dedicated panel of brain injury lawyers in which all members must be specialists in the area of brain injury claims.

We are committed to dealing with your serious injury claim in a down to earth, straight-talking and friendly manner, at a time and place convenient to you. That means we are happy to speak to you either in hospital, or with your family and friends beside you at home.

You will also benefit from our customer service pledge, which has seen 9 out of 10 clients happy to recommend us.

How much compensation will I get for a serious injury claim?

Claiming compensation for a serious injury is a complex process, where the amount awarded will vary on a case by case basis. Fortunately, we handle cases like this all the time so we have a track record of dealing with compensation claims efficiently and successfully.

However, because of the long-term impact on a victim, the final settlement will often be a lot more substantial than an average personal injury compensation claim and may need interim payments to help support victims in their recovery.

The compensation awarded will reflect the pain and suffering which has been endured, alongside initial costs incurred and potential future losses as well. This may include costs for rehabilitation, nursing, home adaptations or specialist equipment as well as transport requirements. If the injured person was unable to return to work, the loss of future earning would also need to be factored in to any settlement.

How can serious injury compensation help me?
In all of the serious injury claims we take on, we will seek compensation to reflect the following areas:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • Your loss of income
  • Your future job prospects
  • The effect on the quality of your mobility
  • The effect on your quality of life
  • Physical and psychological damage
  • Ongoing costs of private medical treatment
  • The cost of adapting your car or home in the event you are left physically disabled,
  • Compensation can help towards medical treatment and help relieve the financial stress that a serious injury can often cause to both the individual involved, and their families. It can also can help you recover loss of earnings, both now and in the future, including any vital adaptations that may be needed to your home to live more comfortably.

    Our caring approach to legal advice allows us to give our clients a great deal of time and commitment, ensuring you get the best possible outcome in your case. We focus on getting you the compensation that will make your life easier and more manageable.

    If you’ve suffered a serious injury, or are acting on behalf of a family member or friend who has been left badly injured, we know you need not only sound legal advice, but support, sympathy and understanding about the impact the injury has had on your lives.

    We also have strong relationships with care providers, rehabilitation experts and medical advisors who will all strive to help you and give you a better quality of life following your injury.

    How we've helped our seriously injured clients

    Motorcycle accident claims

    £7.5m settlement for seriously injured man following motorcycle accident

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    £627,000 settlement for man left with severe pain following accident at work

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    £300,000 settlement for a woman involved in a car accident

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    cerebral palsy

    £20m settlement for boy born with cerebral palsy

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    Accidents at work

    £2m settlement for labourer who had arm amputated

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    £129,000 criminal injuries compensation for victim of brutal attack

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    Our Serious Injury Experts

    Dr Neil Hudgell Executive Chairman Read more
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    Rachel Di Clemente Chief Executive Read more

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