If you have been involved in accident and have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, it is vital that you contact a specialist serious injury claims solicitor as soon as possible. Here at Devonalds, we have highly experienced, expert solicitors who have dealt in high value serious injury claims and catastrophic injury claims for decades.
Devonalds has been supporting clients with compensation claims for the most serious types of personal injuries for more than 30 years. We have successfully recovered compensation for thousands of clients, including achieving multi-million pounds settlements under even the most challenging circumstances.
At Devonalds, we understand the huge, life changing impact that the accident can have not only on you, but also your loved ones. Through our experience, we understand the need to get things started as quickly as possible, so that you can begin rebuilding your life as quickly and as effectively as possible.
Our personal injury lawyers can provide a fast assessment as to whether we believe your claim has a reasonable chance of success. We will be entirely honest about your chances and ensure all of the relevant factors are explained clearly so you can have confidence that your best interests are protected at all times.
We represent many of our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that your financial situation should be no barrier to your ability to pursue a claim. In most cases we can achieve compensation without the need for you to attend court, making the process faster, less expensive and much less stressful for you.
Please be assured that we will do all that we can to ensure that you receive the compensation and rewards that you and your family deserve. We will also ensure that the whole process is as smooth and friendly as possible, with us always acting with your needs and requirements in the forefront of our minds.
Speak to one of our serious injury claims solicitors today contacting your local Devonalds office.
Our serious and catastrophic injury claims service
Our serious injury lawyers help people in Rhondda Cynon Taff and throughout South Wales to pursue compensation claims for a wide range of serious and catastrophic accidental injuries, including:
- Brain injury claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Amputation claims
- Orthopaedic injury claims
- Psychiatric injury claims
- Chronic pain syndrome claims
- Burn injury claims
- Loss of sight claims
No win, no fee serious and catastrophic injury claims
We want to ensure that everyone who has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury through no fault of their own has a chance to pursue compensation. This is why we offer conditional fee agreements to the majority of our clients, also commonly known as ‘no win, no fee’ claims.
This type of fee deal means that you pay nothing at the outset to start a claim and will only be liable for legal fees and expenses if we secure compensation for you. This means that you do not have to worry about how to fund your claim and will never be left out of pocket.
The amount you pay will be based on a percentage of the compensation you receive and in many cases the majority of court costs can be recovered from the defendant, reducing your costs further.
Please speak to a member of our team to discuss the suitability of a no win, no fee agreement for your serious injury claim, or to explore other options, such as legal expenses insurance funded claims.
Why choose Devonalds serious and catastrophic injury claims solicitors?
Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience supporting clients with claiming serious injury and catastrophic injury compensation. That experience means we are frequently able to resolve claims faster than other firms, including achieving success with claims where our personal injury lawyers have previously failed to secure compensation.
We know how difficult and emotionally challenging dealing with an injury can be, so aim to keep the claims process simple and straightforward. We provide a sensitive, empathetic but highly practical approach, making it as easy as possible for you to pursue a claim. We will ensure we are always available to answer your questions and that you are always kept up-to-date about the progress of your claim, so you never feel left in the dark about what is happening or what to expect next.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury law reflecting our exceptional knowledge, skills and experience in the area of personal injury law. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Common questions about serious and catastrophic injury claims
What is a serious or catastrophic injury?
A serious injury, also known as a catastrophic injury, is generally considered to be one that requires hospital treatment and leaves the injured party with long lasting or permanent consequences. These terms are also often used to refer to injuries that result in death 30 or more days after the accident (injuries that cause death sooner than this are usually considered ‘fatal accidents’).
The consequences of a serious injury can include physical effects, such as difficulties with mobility, cognitive effects, such as memory problems personality changes, or mental health effects, such as PTSD.
What is the time limit to claim for a serious injury?
You will normally have 3 years from the time the injury occurs to make a claim, although this will depend on the circumstances.
If the injury happens to a child, their next of kin will usually have until the child turns 18 to make a claim for them, after which the child will have a further 3 years to make a claim for themselves if one has not already been started.
If the injured party has been left without the mental capacity to bring a claim for themselves, e.g. due to serious brain damage, there is no time limit for their next of kin to bring a claim on their behalf.
Who can make a serious injury claim?
The claim will normally need to be brought by the injured party or their next of kin. If the claim is being brought for a child, the person bringing the claim will need to be appointed as a Litigation Friend. We can help with this process, ensuring you are able to effectively pursue a claim for your loved one.
Get in touch with our serious and catastrophic injury claims solicitors in Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the surrounding area
If you have suffered a serious injury that wasn’t your fault, our serious injury claims solicitors will help you claim compensation. Find out more about starting a claim by contacting your local Devonalds office.