Claiming Compensation for Multiple Injuries
Making a multiple injury claim
After an injury which wasn’t your fault, it can be very difficult to come to terms with what’s happened to you. You might be faced with a long recovery, and be unable to spend as much time with your friends and family.
But if you’ve suffered from multiple injuries, the consequences can be particularly severe. It’s likely your injuries will have affected most parts of your day-to-day life, and you may have had to take time off work.
If you’re faced with a long recovery time, then lost earnings and the costs of medical treatment can build up to put you and your family under financial pressure. On top of the frustration and isolation of suffering a non-fault injury, this can make your situation very stressful.
If your injury happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance our solicitors will be able to help you make a no win no fee claim. Compensation can make a real difference to your financial situation, and can help you get back on your feet.
To find out whether you could claim, get in touch with our advisors on 0800 234 6438, or enter your details into one of our online forms and we’ll get back to you.
What are multiple injuries?
The term ‘multiple injuries’ refers to cases where you’ve suffered from more than one injury. For example, you may have injured more than one part of your body, or you may have suffered from psychological problems as well as physical injuries.
Scarring could also be counted as a second injury – for example, if you suffered from a fracture and the bone has pierced the skin, this could lead to scarring and you might be able to make a multiple injury claim.
Multiple injury claims are generally more complicated than cases involving a single injury. There are usually more factors to be taken into consideration when negotiating your compensation, but our specialist solicitors will guide you through the process step-by-step and will be able to do most of the work for you.
Causes of multiple injuries
Multiple injuries can be caused by many types of accidents, but are particularly common in road traffic accidents. The sudden impact of a collision can cause multiple injuries, including:
- Internal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Sprains, fractures and whiplash
Cyclists and motorcyclists are at particularly high risk of multiple injuries because they’re vulnerable road users. For example, if a rider is hit by another vehicle and falls off the bike at high-speed, the consequences can be devastating.
We can help all road users make a compensation claim – whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian.
How much compensation could you claim?
Because no two cases are the same, it’s not possible for us to tell you how much compensation you could receive before you start your claim. But our solicitors will take all the impacts of your injuries into consideration when calculating your compensation, and will work hard to get you the money you need.
For example, your compensation can cover:
- Lost earnings from time off work, or if you’ve had to find a new job altogether
- Any private medical treatment you’ve had to pay for
- Your pain and suffering, and the effects it’s had on your family
- The costs of accommodation, transport and care
- The impact your injuries could continue to have in the future
For a guideline figure, you can try our compensation calculator which can give you a guideline figure of how much money you could receive for your injuries.
Can you make a multiple injury claim?
It’s likely our solicitors can help you make a multiple injury claim if:
- You suffered from more than one injury in the same accident
- The accident wasn’t your fault
- It happened within the last three years
It can sometimes be difficult for you to tell who’s fault an accident was – our advisors are legally trained, so they have the expertise to be able to let you know who’s liable and whether you could make a claim.
In some cases, your second or third injury might not appear until later in your life. If this applies to your case, then you can usually claim within three years of realising you’ve been injured.
If you think you might have a claim, give us a call on 0800 234 6438 and we’ll talk you through the process.