What is qualified as a serious injury claim?

There is uncertainty that surrounds the severity of an injury claim. It is not that easy to know if an injury is a serious one or not. Personal injury claims solicitors attempt to explain what qualifies as a serious injury claim.

Life-threatening injuries

An injury that is identified as one that puts the life of the victim in jeopardy is life-threatening and definitely a serious injury. Any injury that is blunt and/or penetrating to the head, neck, chest or other major internal organs like the heart are examples of very severe injuries in this category. Serious bleeding internally or externally is also life-threatening. Should you or a friend or a family member suffer an injury to this degree, you should seek a recompense under a serious injury claim.

Life-changing injuries

Any injury that leads to non-reversible conditions affecting the accident victim for the rest of their life can qualify for a serious injury claim. There are life-changing injuries that even lower the life expectancy of the victims. There are many life-altering injuries. Some include:

– Permanent brain damage affecting brain/ body function

– Loss of limbs

– Loss of eyesight

– Severe burns that affect mobility

– Back/ Spinal injury resulting to paralysis

– Cancer caused by materials such as asbestos

– Moderate brain damage

– Fractured Jaw

It may seem easy to determine the severity of an injury but you should most definitely involve injury claims solicitors. These are the only professionals who can determine if your case is actually a serious injury claim. You should look for very qualified and experienced solicitors as these can properly evaluate your case and determine if it fits as a serious injury claim. By identifying a number of criteria and assessing your type of injury, the lawyers can correctly classify a type of injury and offer the required advice and representation if it gets to court. Some of the most important factors that are considered in determining the degree of seriousness of an injury and the type of compensation to claim to include the following:

– Long-term loss of earning due to disability

– Long-term expenses for rehabilitation and therapy due to life-changing injuries

– Cost of medical care receive

– Cost of any special apparatus needed

– Expenses for modifying your home or car so it can suit your condition now.

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