Catastrophic and Fatal Injuries | Paul Rooney
Catastrophic and Fatal Injuries

Catastrophic and serious injuries are those that severely affect a victim’s lifestyle or quality of life. Often, they’re associated with damage to the head or spine. Due to their severity they can have a devastating, long-term impact that deeply affects a person’s independence and ability to lead a normal working life.

Catastrophic and Fatal Injury Compensation Claims

Catastrophic and Fatal Injuries

Catastrophic Injury

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Industrial and construction accidents
  • Accidents incurred playing sport

Managing catastrophic injury compensation claims is a complex process that requires a sophisticated level of experience and knowledge. Expert witnesses are required, as is detailed knowledge of the relevant legal procedures and the treatment and management of injuries.

An intricate financial settlement structure is often necessary in order to encompass the many factors that need to be considered for the claim. The final settlement will take into account loss of earnings, expenses and the likely on-going effect the injury will have on a person quality of life.

Catastrophic Injuries include:

  • Severe burns
  • Loss of vision in both eyes
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis

Timeframe for Claiming Compensation

In general, from the date the injury was incurred, there is a three year limitation period within which a claim can be made. If you were to make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has died, the three year timeframe - from the date of the person passing away – also applies.

Paul Rooney Solicitors aim to ensure that clients receive a fair and fully comprehensive compensation figure that meets lifetime needs for the rehabilitation and care of the injured party. This can include:

  • Technology to assist with day to day activity
  • House and vehicle adaption
  • Medical care that is otherwise unavailable
  • Loss of income
  • Physical and emotional rehabilitation
  • Care costs
  • Training

Fatal Injury

Whilst no amount of money will ever bring them back, and compensation may be the last thing on your mind, it can help cushion the blow of loss of income.

Paul Rooney Solicitors are here to support you and your family in this time of need and work tirelessly on your behalf to pursue the compensation you may be owed.

How we can help you

Paul Rooney Solicitors offer you advice and support every step of the way and manage your claim in a sympathetic and sensitive manner.

To speak to one of the fatal injury compensation specialists at Paul Rooney Solicitors, call 0808 231 4408, or complete the form on the right hand side of this page and we will contact you.


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