When a victim of an accident suffers from an injury, he often makes a personal injury claim. Victims can be afflicted by a number of various types of injury during an accident, ranging from minor to a more serious and even life-threatening injury. In instances when the victim has lost their life, their family may be able to seek compensation for wrongful death.
Most injuries are able to be improved in time with sufficient medical treatment, but some injuries are permanent.
Catastrophic injuries are very serious and cause a loss of life. Serious injuries include internal bleeding, amputation, brain damage and spinal cord damage. They can cause extreme danger if treatment is not received. Catastrophic or permanent injuries potentially, and often do, result in a devastating effect on the quality of the victim’s life as well as their standard of living.
Serious accident injuries include spinal cord damage, amputation, road rash, a broken burn and a painful burn and make life very difficult for the victim. Such injuries often need extensive hospital visits, wheelchairs, multiple surgeries or even prosthetic limbs. The victim may need to spend a substantial amount of time bedridden and could miss months, or even years, away from work, if they are able to work at all.
Accident victims are often unable to take care of themselves so they often require a professional nurse or a family member providing full-time care. This typically doesn’t come without a cost, however if a family member or friend is looking after the victim full-time, they are likely having to take time off work.
If you have suffered an accident, whether mild, serious or catastrophic or you are a family member of someone who has lost their life though such an accident, you can claim for compensation. Personal injury solicitors can help you with this and Bolton Burdon Kemp’s are one of the best in the UK. BBK’s advice is worth its weight in gold as they are experienced and qualified and operate on a no win, no fee basis. Whether the accident has come from medical or professional negligence or any other reason for that matter, BBK can help you to secure the compensation you are entitled to.