Nerve Damage Injury Claims

Shattered nerves

It can take a long time for damaged nerves to recover; sometimes they never do. When the damage results in a slight loss of sensitivity, or occasional pins and needles it can be accommodated but when it causes varying degrees of paralysis, muscle wastage or a variety of other extremely disagreeable symptoms it is much harder to live with. In fact it can change lives. If the cause of the injury that led to the nerve damage wasn’t the fault of the victim, that victim’s physical suffering can take on psychological aspect that almost certainly will not play a positive role in the process of recovery.

The balm

Compensation can prove to be a balm for both the victim’s physical and psychological injuries, making them feel that there is ‘justice’ in what can seem at times a very random world. The amount awarded should fully reflect the full extent of the victims pain and suffering and their economic loss as a result of the nerve damage they have suffered.

Help at hand

How do you ensure that the compensation does reflect all that needs to be taken in consideration or even that a claim is made in the first place? Answer: You hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who specialises in compensation claims for nerve damage. That is kind of common sense, but for the person suffering nerve damage, perhaps after a serious accident, perhaps due to medical negligence or even a sporting accident and not at their most mentally alert due to the effect of pain killers, thoughts about whether they can make a claim and what has to be done to do so, are usually not uppermost in their mind.

Clever old lawyers

Over to the clever old lawyer; who, whilst their client concentrates on recovering, coping with medical treatment and adjusting to a life that might be changed out of all recognition, will be able to assess the likelihood of any claim succeeding, and then if they judge it viable, proceeding to gather all the information necessary to support it. This will usually include details about the circumstances of their client’s accident including statements from any witnesses to the accident, a comprehensive medical report from a specialist consultant detailing the extent of the nerve damage and offering a prognosis and a comprehensive report on the economic and social consequences of the injury on the client related to that prognosis.

Happily ever after?

Perhaps not, depending on the seriousness of the nerve damage, but without the compensation to which a person can be entitled if they were injured due to another’s negligence or carelessness, the future can be a lot grimmer and those feelings of being treated unfairly might well eat deeper and deeper into the victims psyche. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Even just enquiring of a solicitor if a compensation claim can be made can be the equal of any other first step on the road to recovery.

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Have you been affected by nerve damage? If you have, you may be entitled to claim compensation but you need the right legal advice. Make sure that you call our personal injury experts as soon as possible.

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I was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. Can I make an injury claim?

If you were recently diagnosed with Legionellosis or Legionnaires disease as it’s otherwise known, you may have had to take time off work due to experiencing a high fever, chills, muscle pains or feeling run down with a persistent cough or a headache.

All of these symptoms can make you feel run down and in the process, you may be left feeling depressed if you’re struggling financially due to taking time off work. Legionnaires disease is usually contracted by breathing in water droplets which contain the legionella bacterium.

The bacteria can survive in a natural environment along with contaminated water sources. At temperatures of 20 and 45 degrees C the bacteria can thrive, contaminating cooling systems, swimming pools, hot water systems, air conditioning units and any place where the temperature is right. They are more likely to survive if they have a viable food source like algae, sludge or rust.

On average it can take two weeks or so until a person shows any of these symptoms. Legionnaire disease symptoms can be severe and similar to pneumonia which can therefore be potentially fatal. To avoid this from happening, it’s the responsibility of the people who manage the premises you’re staying in to ensure that any water systems are subjected to strict legislation. This is to enable for the management and maintenance of the water system, so that it is safe from contamination and doesn’t harm any people.

If you or a friend or relative have contracted Legionnaires disease or have any of the symptoms associated with the legionella bacterium, you could be eligible to claim injury compensation for any damages to your health along with any knock-on effects caused by loss of wages.

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Specialist industrial disease solicitors can review your case and determine how much your Legionnaires disease claim could be worth.

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Am I entitled to a claim injury compensation after a road accident as a passenger?

Being involved in a car crash can be a devastating time, where questions and ‘what if?’ are frequently asked. It can shatter your confidence and make you feel scared to get into a car, but beyond the psychological effects it can also affect you in other ways. For example, if you’ve sustained a personal injury you may need to take time off and this can result in loss of wages.

Traffic accidents are on the rise because of the increasing number of vehicles on the road and accidents can happen due to neglecting to pay attention to the road or dangerous driving. Regardless of who was to blame for the accident, as an innocent passenger however, the accident is never your fault. No matter how minor, it’s possible to make a claim for compensation in a passenger personal injury claim.

Passengers tend to be better protected than the drivers. If the driver at fault was driving the other vehicle then compensation can be settled through their car insurance, while if the driver of the vehicle you were in is at fault, the compensation is sorted through the driver’s insurance.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and received injuries, no matter how minor; whether it’s whiplash or severe back injury, it’s important to start the claims process as soon as possible, before the injuries worsen over time. This way, you won’t be left with no money at a later date.

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Claims by passengers in road accidents can range from hundreds of pounds to thousands if a claim is placed in the three years following the accident. To receive more advice about your case and if you’re eligible for compensation, please:

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Broken finger injury claims

Every year, statistics show that fingers are a major cause of bone fracture compensation claims. This may seem obvious, given how numerate and expose our fingers are but nevertheless, breaking fingers can be excruciating and can cause significant difficulties when working or carrying out simple everyday tasks.

Given that we need to use our fingers all the time, we have to be wary of how easily they can become fractures. The various forces that fingers are exposed to can lead to different types of injuries, from small fractures that should heal of their own accord to more serious breaks that require surgery and splints to correct. Furthermore, in some cases, physiotherapy will needed in order to restore strength and movement, making the whole process of recovery more arduous. Such injuries can be particularly frustrating when they have been caused by someone else’s inattentiveness and where this is the case, individuals may be entitled to make broken finger personal injury compensation claims.

It is absolutely crucial in such circumstances that a specialist personal injury lawyer is instructed. Such a specialist will be able to quickly assess the likelihood of success for your claim and how much compensation you may receive. An expert personal injury lawyer like those at our firm will understand every aspect of the claims process and know never to settle for less than you are entitled to. By taking full of control of your compensation claim, your solicitor will be able to relieve some of the burden on you and allow you to concentrate on recovering from your painful finger injuries.

Remember that your opponent is likely to have instructed a specialist lawyer themselves in order to defend themselves. In order to prevent yourself from starting the claims process at a disadvantage, you should do the same. If you are considering making a broken finger claim, our specialists can be of service.

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Broken femur personal injury claims

The femur is a remarkably strong bone located in the thigh and is attached to some of the most powerful muscles in the body. Indeed, the forces required to break this bone are so strong that it generally only happens through road accidents or falls from height at work which can impart the crushing or twisting forces needed to make the bone fracture.

Breaking your femur can have devastating psychological as well as physical effects because of how debilitating the injury can be but for those who sustained a fractured femur due to the carelessness, legal ignorance, or deliberate malice of another individual, it can be even more difficult to cope with. Thankfully, in such circumstances, a broken femur compensation claim could be pursued with the help of an expert personal injury solicitor. It is essential that you choose an expert because such claims are highly complex and the solicitors in our personal injury team have the specialist skills and supportive nature you need. We understand how difficult the claims process is for our clients and use our years of experience to win the full amount of compensation deserved.

In order to win your claim you will need to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the defendant, whether they are a road user or your employer for example, was to blame for your injuries. Finding evidence for this is not straightforward. In the case of road accidents, witness statements may be required and for falls in the workplace information on the working environment and health and safety measures in place will need to be collected. An expert orthopaedic consultant must also be consulted who will produce a report on the extent of your injuries, the likely cost of future care and the pain and suffering it has caused you.

The written report you will receive from an expert orthopaedic consultant will be crucial in determining the compensation payout you will be receive. These damages should cover the following:

1. General damages: these will cover your financial losses. A broken femur is likely to put you out of work for a considerable period of time and as a result it is only right that when the injury was not your fault you are compensated for the loss of earnings both in the present and the future. These damages should also cover any medical expenses or the cost of having to hire help whilst you are immobilised for example.

2. Special damages: the severity of your injury will be crucial to determining this figure which should take into account your pain and suffering. If your break is likely to have long term and possible life-long consequences this figure is likely to be particularly high.

If you are relatively lucky, your fractured femur will be proximal and will therefore heal after a few weeks in a cast (albeit a very large and uncomfortable one). However, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a serious and complex break, you could find yourself with permanent weakness of the upper leg and knee joint, heightened future chances of arthritis and a metal rod inserted through your bone. However bad the injury is, should contact one of our specialist personal injury solicitors and claim what you deserve.

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A broken femur can be a devastating injury, so it is crucial that you instruct an expert personal injury lawyer at the earliest opportunity who can set about winning the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.

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Can a trespasser claim accident compensation?

If you’ve recently been the victim of a burglary, it can be an unpleasant experience. If the trespasser came across a hazard in your home and received personal injuries as a result and you knew about these potential hazards, then they could be eligible for compensation.

Alternatively you could be the victim of such an incident. As an innocent trespasser you may have been seeking help from people in the nearby area and walked across someone’s property to reach human contact. In the process you may have been injured in an accident which left you feeling weak and vulnerable.

The law states that the occupiers of premises don’t have to owe the same level and duty of care to trespassers which they’d otherwise give to lawful visitors. If the occupier knows there is a hazard and they know that the trespasser they will come across it, then it’s the job of the occupier to ensure that they don’t get injured.

The court has to take into account various factors when deciding who is at fault in circumstances such as this. How safe the premises were has to be determined in terms of whether someone was likely to suffer injury as a result of being a trespasser.

The court also has to take into consideration that children can be less careful than adults, so they’re more likely to be injured in an accident. If an accident victim took unnecessary risks and suffered injuries, this has to be taken into account, along with any warning signs for the potential hazard. If it’s determined that the occupier is liable for the accident, then it’s possible that the accident victim can claim compensation for receiving any personal injury as a trespasser.

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If you or a loved one believes you have been injured and could be eligible for a trespasser accident claim, our team of experienced personal injury solicitors can help.

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A nightmare dining experience has left me injured. Can I make a personal injury claim?

Dining out is supposed to be an enjoyable experience shared amongst a couple, friends or family. But what if a meal out turns into a nightmare and you suffer an injury which isn’t your fault?

Some of the most common causes of injuries include spillages on the floor, bad floor coverings or ill fitted carpets, poor walking surfaces, obstructions or insufficient lighting. If you’ve received an injury in any of these circumstances, the occupier of the premises may be at fault.

This is because it’s the primary responsibility of the people who own the restaurant, pub or bar premises to take a reasonable level of care and to ensure that everyone who walks through is safe. This means providing clean eating and drinking areas which are free of obstruction and safe to use.

If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall from an accident in a pub, restaurant, club or a bar then you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation if it can be shown there is evidence to suggest that the owners or employees have failed or been negligent in their responsibilities.

Whether it was a slip or a fall which sustained an injury due to there being no warning signs about a wet floor or you have been affected in other ways, perhaps having to take time off work due to severe neck or back pain, we can help.

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Personal Injury Solicitors can provide you with the advice you need to make a successful claim against the restaurant or pub premise owners.

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Whiplash claims at lowest level since 2009

Despite the government’s complaints about whiplash claims, their own figures have revealed that there were 60,000 fewer whiplash injury claims this year than there were in 2011/12.

Figures put together by the Department for Work and Pensions show that whilst there were more than 547,400 whiplash claims made in 2011/12, there were fewer than 488,300 made in 2012/13. That drop means that whiplash claims are at their lowest level for 5 years.

The numbers were sought out by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers which used them to support evidence given to the inquiry into whiplash claims currently being held by the House of Commons transport select committee.

The committee had asked for a response to the coalition’s suggestion that the UK was known around the world as a whiplash claim hotspot.

The insurance industry has been spreading spurious claims about whiplash claims in recent months in an attempt to whip up a storm amongst the government and save insurers money.

As part of the inquiry, the committee will seek oral evidence from both lawyers and insurers which will be important to opening up what has until now been a very one-sided debate dominated by insurance companies.

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Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve if you sustain a whiplash injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another individual. Get in touch with our personal injury solicitors for expert legal advice.

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Can I claim injury compensation for a broken wrist

Your wrist contains eight carpal bones and if you break one, it can be both excruciatingly painful and extremely costly. Below is a list of just some of the problems associated with a broken wrist:

• Pain and tenderness

• Numbness in the fingers

• Swelling

• Possibly deformity of the wrist

• Possible blood vessel or nerve damage

• Surgery may be required to reset the bone

• Pins and metal plates may need to be inserted

• You will need a uncomfortable cast for weeks

• You will need to pay regular visits to the radiology department for x-rays and check ups on the progress of your injury

• You probably will not be able to work, especially if there is a manual aspect to your job. As a result you could lose out financially

• Your break may be so bad that surgical immobilisation of the wrist is required and you will never be able to use it properly again

Considering the seriousness of these problems it can be comforting to know that you make a personal injury compensation claim if you break a wrist as a result of someone else’s negligence, malice or oversight of the law. Below are two scenarios in which a wrist has been broken. Can you claim compensation in 1, 2, both, or neither?

Scenario 1:

You were carrying some boxes in stockroom in your workplace when you tripped over one of the broken floorboards in the uneven floor. As you fell you reached out to try and cushion your landing but hit the ground with such force that you broke your wrist and had to rush to the A and E department. You and your colleagues had asked your employer to resurface the floor many times but he simply hadn’t listened and as a result you wound up sat in radiology having your fifth x-ray done so that they can find the fracture.

Scenario 2:

12 months ago you were playing in your local Saturday football league when a violent midfielder from the other team crashed into you off the ball. There was no way it was just a mistimed tackle and as you fell to the turf, you felt your right wrist break. You’re a plumber who drives to customers around the local area but now you find that you can’t carry out simple jobs with just one hand and you can’t even drive your car.

Answer

That’s right; compensation could be claimed in both of these scenarios. If the accident was not your fault, you therefore cannot be blamed for the injury you sustain and if somebody else’s carelessness, recalcitrance or deliberate action was to blame, it is only right that you are compensated. Indeed, your financial losses may be substantial due to your lack of income, but you will also lose amenity (the ability to carry out everyday tasks) and you should be compensated for both of these things.

So if you have broken your wrist and you feel that somebody else is to blame for the accident which led to your injuries you should get in touch with one of our expert injury claim solicitors today.

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Injury claims for occupational bursitis

Over 3 in every 100 people are expected to be struggling with bursitis as you read this. Bursitis is a condition which arises when the elbow, knee or shoulder joints become enflamed and painful as a result of repetitive strains placed upon them. The bursae are pods of synovial fluid which prevent the bone and the muscles connected to it from grinding together. Damage to the joint caused by repetitive strain therefore causes the busae to become inflamed or infected and this can lead to bursitis.

Those suffering with bursitis are likely to feel considerable pain due to the inflammation and possible infection of the affected joint and their mobility may be significantly restricted as a result. In mild cases, a few weeks of rest and avoidance of the activity which caused bursitis should lead a full recovery. However, in cases where the bursitis involves infection or sepsis, surgery, prescription drugs and regular drips to orthopaedic doctors may be required.

Bursitis –  the causes

Bursitis is most commonly caused by repetitive actions in the workplace. Those who are constantly required to perform certain repetitive movements or hold certain positions for an extended period of time tend to place high levels of stress on their joints which can lead to bursitis. It is no surprise for example that bursitis is often referred to as ‘housemaid’s knee’ and indeed electricians and plumbers who spend a lot of time kneeling down are often more susceptible to the condition.

Bursitis – Your employer’s obligations to protect you

Your employer is legally obliged to take every action possible (within reason) to ensure that you are not harmed in the workplace. Therefore, if your can demonstrated that your employer failed to protect you by not providing you with knee protection or warning you about the health risks associated with certain movements they can be said to have shirked their legal duty.

If you believe that your employer has failed to discharge their legal duty of care and you have suffered from bursitis as a result, you should instruct a specialist occupational injury solicitor straight away to see about making a compensation claim. Our personal injury claim team is composed of the experts you need who also have strong contacts with medical experts who will produce a medical report which is central to your case. We are fully committed to recovering every penny of compensation that our clients are entitled to and have the expertise needed to win your injury claim.

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If your employer failed to take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent you contracting bursitis in the workplace, you could be entitled to claim injury compensation.

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