You could make a claim if you’ve suffered from multiple injuries
We know that almost any injury can have an impact on your life, but multiple injuries can lead to longer recovery times and can have lasting effects on you and your family.
Unfortunately, almost any accident can lead to multiple injuries and sometimes the second or third injury appears later on in your life.
If you or your loved one has suffered multiple injuries, we know how hard it can be to recover and adjust, and you may even be living in constant or intermittent pain.
We realise that making a claim is probably the last thing on your mind at such a difficult and stressful time, but compensation could help with your treatment and rehabilitation, as well as covering the financial impacts your injury has had on your life and family.
If you’ve had to take a long period of time off work with reduced or statutory sick pay, then this can drastically impact your finances and leave you with money worries.
On top of that, you might also be keen to speak to a specialist such as a physiotherapist, or you may need help getting over the trauma of your accident through counselling. Compensation can help cover the cost of all these things and we’re here to help you take the first steps.
For more information, or to find out whether you could make a claim, you can get in touch with our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 376 0150. Your call will be free and confidential, and there’s no obligation to claim when you speak to us.
What is a multiple injury claim?
A multiple injury claim is a legal case to recover compensation for somebody who has suffered more than one injury, due to an accident that wasn’t their fault.
A multiple injury claim seeks to right the wrong that somebody has experienced in a no-fault accident by helping them gain financial stability and reimbursement for the impact their injuries have had.
When we talk about multiple injuries, we’re referring to wounds, breaks or illnesses sustained to different parts of the body, but were caused by the same accident.
The effects of multiple injuries can be very severe, and can sometimes cause life-long problems, especially if you’ve suffered from serious injuries.
Multiple injuries often include:
Most multiple injuries will leave you dependent on other people while you recover, and this can stop you from being able to get on with your life.
Although we can’t stop injuries like this from happening, we can help you make a compensation claim to take away the financial strain so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
How much compensation could I claim?
With multiple injury claims, no two cases are the same. This is because the amount of injuries and their severity can vary from person to person and by type of accident. For example, if you’ve broken both of your legs, then this will have had a severe effect on your life and mobility, and you’ll receive more compensation as a result.
For this reason, we can’t tell you exactly how much compensation you’ll receive, but you can use our free compensation calculator to get a guideline figure based on your answers to some simple questions.
When making your multiple injury claim, your solicitor will take into account the overall impact your injuries have had on your life and your family. This can include:
- Medical treatment, including medication and physiotherapy
- Care, even if given for free by a family member
- Alterations to your home
- The impact on your social life and hobbies
- Any other costs, including travel, accommodation, etc.
- The physical pain and suffering you’ve experienced
- Loss of earnings suffered by you or your partner
In some cases, you could receive an interim payment of compensation before the final settlement to cover the immediate impacts of your injury. You can read more about interim payments here.
Multiple injuries caused by road accidents
Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are a common cause of multiple injuries, especially for motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians who are very exposed road users and don’t have much protection from other vehicles.
If you or your loved one has received more than one injury in a road accident which was caused by the other driver’s reckless driving or negligent behaviour, then it’s likely we can help you.
How to start your multiple injury claim
The first step to making a claim for more than one injury is to get in touch with our friendly, legally trained advisors. You can do this by calling us for free on 0800 376 0150, or by entering your details in the form below.
When you get in contact, your advisor will ask you some questions about your accident and injury so that they can get a clear idea of what happened. They’ll then let you know whether they think you could make a claim.
We realise you may feel uncomfortable or hesitant talking about your accident, but we promise we’ll never ask you anything that isn’t necessary for finding out whether you could make a claim.
Remember, you’re under no pressure to make a claim when you get in touch with us because first and foremost we’re here to help.
We’re also able to speak to you if you’re a loved one thinking of getting advice or starting a claim on someone else’s behalf. If that is the case, please just be prepared to give details of your loved one’s accident so that we can give you the tailored advice you need.
If you do choose to go ahead with starting a claim, we can put you in touch with a solicitor, usually on the same call. They’ll make sure you know exactly what to expect and will give you a free consultation before starting your claim.