Catastrophic injuries occur suddenly and usually as a result of an accident which causes serious physical damage to the body. These injuries are permanent and a full recovery is not always possible, leaving the victim with life changing injuries and emotional distress.
Additionally, victims often face expensive medical bills and lost income from their injury which has a significant impact on their quality of life. In these cases it is critical to seek legal representation though catastrophic injury claims to protect rights and interests.
Serious or catastrophic injury compensation claims typically involve brain or spinal injuries, amputation injury, burns or multiple fractures. Catastrophic injury solicitors such as Remus Robu Solicitors specialise in representing Romanian clients in London who have suffered from these complex and unusual injuries. We understand the legal and medical complexities involved in such cases and work tirelessly to ensure clients receive fair compensation for their losses.
What is a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic injuries are generally defined as any serious accidents that result in long-lasting medical problems or life changing consequences, impacting their ability to work and lead a normal life. These types of accidents may involve head or brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and any other orthopedic injuries which can cause extreme physical and emotional trauma. In less frequent cases, catastrophic accidents can lead to fatalities.
The most common types of catastrophic injuries are:
- Spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of sight
- Facial injury that causes deformity
- Nerve damage
- Brain injuries
- Neurological damage
- Severe organ damage
- Severe burns
- Mesothelioma or other occupational illnesses
Common causes of catastrophic injuries
Catastrophic injuries are rare but they impact thousands of people a year. Data estimates show that 2,500 people are injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord injury every year and this is only for one out of many types of catastrophic injuries. The most common causes of catastrophic injuries are listed below:
- Motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, bike accidents and pedestrian crashes
- Workplace accidents
- Sports accidents
- Medical malpractice (including birth injuries)
- Product defects
How To Approach Catastrophic Injury Claims
Approaching catastrophic injury claims can be a daunting task, but it is important to know how to navigate the process to ensure fair compensation. The essential evidence needed to move forward with a catastrophic injury claim are:
- Seek medical attention and documentation of all injuries sustained, including the treatment received.
- Gather evidence to support the claim, such as witness statements, photos, and police reports.
The team at Remus Robu Solicitors can guide you through the legal process and advocate on your behalf by investigating the accident and negotiating with insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve. It is important to have patience as these types of claims can take time to resolve due to their complexity. Contact us for more information on your claim eligibility.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect For A Serious Injury Claim?
The amount of compensation you can expect for a serious injury claim depends on several factors including the severity of your injury, the extent of your financial losses, and the impact the injury has had on your life. Serious injury compensation cases typically receive higher compensation than minor injury cases, as they tend to have long-term or permanent effects on a person’s overall well being.
Fatal injury compensation, on the other hand, is awarded to the family members of a person who has died as a result of their injuries. The compensation is intended to help cover funeral expenses and provide financial support to the family in the absence of the deceased’s income.
The amount of compensation awarded is unique to the circumstances surrounding the injury. In general, it’s essential to work with experienced catastrophic injury solicitors such as Remus Robu Solicitors to determine the potential compensation for your claim.We can help you and your family recover compensation to help with rehabilitation, care, treatments and loss of earnings. We take every case very seriously, our team ensures that the appropriate compensation is recovered for catastrophic injuries sustained. We are a Romanian solicitors who specialise in obtaining compensation for catastrophic injuries, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and accidents abroad for the Romanian community. We also help clients who have suffered fatal injuries. For specific information on the amount of compensation, the duration of the case or to learn more about the procedure of catastrophic injury claims cases contact us.
Who can make a serious injury claim compensation?
Anyone who has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of their workplace or another person/entity can make a serious injury claim for compensation. This includes accidents involving brain damage, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and amputations. The compensation sought can cover medical expenses, loss of income, and other related expenses.
If a loved one dies due to a serious injury caused by the fault of someone else, their family can claim fatal injury compensation or file a fatal injury claim. Additionally, if someone has sustained an unusual injury, they may also be entitled to compensation if it can be proven that it was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Remus Robu Solicitors specialise in supporting the Romanian community in the UK and can help to advise on your serious injury case and evaluate the severity of the claim. We are able to provide consultations directly in Romanian, offering simple explanations, avoiding legal jargon and without any intermediaries, agents or third parties. Contact us for your initial consultation today.