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Personal Injury Law

Manchester

0161 248 4444

Blackburn

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Serious
Injury

What Is A Serious Injury?

At Ashwood Solicitors, our experienced team can deal with Serious Injury Claims and provide clear legal advice to individuals on a wide range of compensation claims.

Serious injuries are classed as those which cause life-threatening and long-term effects. You are entitled to claim compensation for injuries needs that impact your future, including:

  • Loss of earnings if you can no longer work
  • Adaptations to your home or having to move
  • Mobility aids and transport
  • Long-term care, support, and rehabilitation.

We have helped lots of people to claim compensation following a life-changing injury, from claiming compensation to representing them in court. Not every case sees a courtroom however if the case cannot be resolved through negotiation, we will then file for court proceedings. This process can be daunting, but our team is here to support you throughout each step of the case and ensure we achieve the best outcome for you.

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Who can make a claim?

Anyone who has sustained a serious injury that was not their fault should speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors to find out if they have a valid claim.

What Are The Time Limits For Making A Serious Injury Claim?

We would advise starting a claim within three years of the date that the injury occurred. However, there are some exceptions, such as children or where a person lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves. Exceptions shouldn’t be relied on, which is why it is essential to get legal advice to see if you have a claim. We would advise all clients to get in touch as soon as possible after your injury. Here’s why:

  • Ensure your claim is started within the relevant legal time period.
  • It’s easier to gather evidence in support of your claim.
  • We can start helping you get the rehabilitation and support you need to be back on track.
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Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at info@ashwoodsolicitors.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Our Commercial Debt Recovery Process

There are four main steps to follow when collecting a commercial debt, at Ashwood Solicitors, we have detailed it below to enable you to further understand the process.

  1. Step one is to send a Letter Before Action (LBA) to the debtor, according to a study 75% of cases end in settlement. However, if the matter is not settled and payment is not received, we then move to step two.
  2. The next step means issuing court proceedings to the debtor.
  3. The third step is where we obtain a County Court Judgement (CCJ) on the debtor.
  4. The fourth stage is the start of enforcement action; this could be insolvency or bankruptcy action against the debtor.

Real case studies from Ashwood Solicitors’ clients of serious injury claims

For personal reasons and GDPR, the names in the below case studies have been changed.

Mr K had an accident at work in a factory, which resulted in 3 fingers being amputated by a guillotine-type machine. The hospital tried to replant his fingers, but only one was a success. He required prosthetics for the other two. We assisted the client in obtaining compensation for his accident and the client received the sum of £255,000.

Mrs L was involved in a major road traffic accident where the driver of a vehicle lost their life as a result of a head-on collision with another vehicle. Mrs L, a passenger in the rear of the vehicle, suffered life-changing injuries. Mrs L received compensation in the sum of £400,000 to settle her claim. This was net of the contributory negligence deduction as Mrs L was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. 

Mr J was injured in an accident at work and sustained a crushing injury to his leg. Mr J received the obtained compensation in the sum of £36,000 for his injuries.

Mr P was riding a motorbike when a car cut across his path causing a collision. Mr P sustained a fracture to his ankle and suffered from psychological symptoms, including flashbacks of the incident. We acted for him and he achieved £27,500 in compensation. 

Why Choose Us?

Using our depth of expertise, we have helped clients with a wide range of legal matters. We aim to deal with your serious injury claim effectively and sympathetically to achieve the best outcome for you as our client. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible.

We can clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances. We are 100% committed to our clients and their individual requirements when achieving the compensation; we ensure their best interests are taken care of throughout the whole process.

Contact Us

We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn.

For a free initial discussion, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at info@ashwoodsolicitors.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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