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Life Changing Injuries At Work Claims

This is were expert legal advice is required as the compensation award needs to last for the duration of the employee’s life time.  If the accident at work compensation is insufficient, it will mean that the employee will be under-compensated resulting in hardship for the employee and his/her family.

Catastrophic Injuries At Work

The term “life changing injuries” at work is quite a new phrase in the personal injury terminology. When accident at work solicitors deal with multiple injuries, they are often called “serious” or “catastrophic” injuries at work.  The terminology is not important however.  It is the impact of the life changing injuries upon the claimant that is most important and dealing with the aftermath of the accident.

One definition of “Catastrophic injuries” are life-changing injuries that usually occur suddenly and without warning. They have long-term implications, which may not be apparent until years later after the accident occurred.

Catastrophic & Life Changing Injury claims

As Solicitors with experience in dealing with life ch our experience extends across a wide range of catastrophic injuries.  Some of the most catastrophic injuries we experience on a regular basis at work are:

  • loss of, and amputation of upper and lower limbs
  • head and brain injuries
  • spinal injuries
  • severe burns
  • crushing injuries
  • multiple injuries at work
  • fatal accident claims
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Compensation for life changing injury claims

The starting point of assessing a claim for personal injury including serious life changing injuries (including fatal accident claims) is the “pain and suffering.”  As a general guide, the longer the pain and suffering the greater the award of compensation but within a certain bracket for the particular serious injury concerned.  It follows, therefore, according to the arguments by the Employer’s solicitors, that if an employee sustained a head injury at work that rendered him or her unconscious or even killed instantly there will be no award for pain and suffering.  Quite a remarkable piece of law but it is still applicable today.

The law takes the “victim” as it finds him or her.  Thus the test is “subjective” that is to say the pain and suffering experienced by the particular claimant has to be evaluated not on a scale of associated by other claimants.  So if we have two identical serious injuries at work, but one employee experiences a greater degree of pain and suffering than the other, the compensation will therefore be greater to reflect that “greater”pain experienced.

back injury at work

Spinal injuries (back injuries at work) are often a cause of a serious injury – debilitating to the employee giving rise to a substantial compensation at work claim.

Loss of Amenity

When you speak to accident at work solicitors you will often hear the words, pain and suffering and loss of amenity.  But what does loss of amenity mean? In short, we often say that as a result of the pain and suffering as a result of the accident at work, the knock on effect also means that the claimant’s quality of life has deteriorated such as being unable to undertake hobbies, sport, skills or craft like playing the piano.  This loss can be reflected on the award which often flows from a life changing injuries at work claims due to the seriousness of bodily harm.

Therefore claims for loss of amenity will add to the value of the serious accident at work compensation claims such as loss of sex life or even a reduction in marriage prospects (that is a facial disfigurement will run a risk that the injured claimant may well never marry).

Quantification of Serious Life Changing Injuries At Work Claims

To assess such claims can be difficult as the injuries are often multiple in nature and often takes many years to “mature” from the date of the work accident to the extent that the medical experts can advise the claimant’s solicitors the full extent of the injury and what the future holds for the claimant, that is, what injuries will be of a permanent nature, what assistance and level of care will be required and any aids and appliances that will help the claimant’s mobility.

Once the full extent of the life changing injuries are established, the serious injury solicitor can then begin to value and assess the claim.  For a brief summary of some of the serious injury compensation claims calculators please see the links below.

Head Injury – Life Changing At Work Claims Calculator

Very Severe Brain Damage

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£300,000 to £330,000
Moderately Severe Brain Injury

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£200,000 to £230,000
Moderate Brain Damage

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£28,000 to £140,000
Moderate Brain Damage

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£161,000 to £180,000

Life Changing Injuries –  Paralysis & Impotence/Sterility

 

Injuries Involving Paralysis
Quadriplegia- Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£300,000

£330,000

Paraplegia- Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£209,000

£230,000

Impotence
Total in young males- work injury accident at work compensation (female infertility add about 10%)

Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£113,000

£125,000

Middle aged males with children- work injury accident at work compensation (female infertility add about 10%)

Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£57,000

£63,00

 

Life Changing Injuries – Loss of Arm/Amputations

 

Loss of Both Arms

– work injury – accident at work compensation

£220,000

£242,000

Loss of One Arm

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£100,000

£110,000

Severe damage short of amputation –

– work injury – Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£95,000

£105,000

 

Serious Life Changing Injuries – Loss of Leg/Amputation

Leg Injuries
Total Loss of Both Legs- Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£207,000

£230,000

Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs- work injury accident at work compensation

£200,000

£220,000

Above-knee Amputation of One Leg-Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£101,000

£111,000

The Most Serious Injuries short of Amputation- work injury accident at work compensation

£100,000

£110,000

Serious to Very Serious leg injuries- Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£40,000

£68,000

Serious Life Changing Injury At Work – Foot Injuries

 

Foot Injuries
Amputation of Both Feet- Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£148,000

£162,000

Amputation of One Foot- work injury accident at work compensation

£80,000

£88,000

Very severe with permanent disability-Serious accident at work compensation – life changing injuries

£80,000

£88,000

Severe with substantial restriction on mobility- work injury accident at work compensation

£50,000

£56,000

 

How Much Compensation for An Accident At Work Claim?

The amount quoted above are only a very general guide and you must not reply upon them without seeking expert advice from serious injury solicitors.  But in addition to the amount of compensation involved, you can lose 25% of the compensation awarded to you simply by choosing the wrong personal injury solicitor.  Due to a change in the law, accident at work solicitors can now charge you up to 25% of your compensation including the injuries sustained.

Thus for every £100,000 you received the serious injury claim solicitors can take £25,000 leaving you with just £75,000.  So simply by choosing us, the serious life changing injury solicitors at work, you can save a substantial amount of money.  Our success fee starts at 0% so you have the possibility of keeping 100% of your compensation, subject to terms please ask for details all under our No Win, No Fee, Solicitors Service.

Contact us now for expert legal advice.

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