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Major Trauma Claims

Duncan Lewis Solicitors –Major Trauma Injury Claims


Major trauma injury compensation claims involve claims for critical injuries sustained as a result of an accident , which may result in life changing injuries and long-term disability.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors are renowned for handling major trauma claims and our specialist lawyers frequently advise individuals and families on major trauma injury compensation claims, including claims involving:


  • Accidents at work
  • Agricultural accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Falls from height
  • Holiday accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Public liability claims
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Sports accidents.


Because major trauma injury can cover a wide range of circumstances and injuries, it is important to seek legal advice from a firm of specialist personal injury solicitors.


The Duncan Lewis major trauma claims team can advise at an early stage of any injury – and has considerable expertise in major trauma injury claims involving:


  • Amputation
  • Blunt trauma injuries
  • Blast injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Head/brain injury
  • Live combat injuries
  • Major organ injuries (heart, lungs, liver)
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Polytrauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Treatment of major trauma injury usually involves timely medical intervention and intensive care – such injuries and the outcome for a patient can be aggravated if the injury is not treated correctly or if further injury is caused during emergency medical interventions, such as intubation or trauma thoracotomy.


Triage of a patient can also be crucial to patient outcome – and in cases where medical intervention has been negligent, Duncan Lewis major trauma injury claims solicitors can advise on whether a compensation claim can be made.


Duncan Lewis claims solicitors have considerable experience in helping Armed Forces personnel or service leavers make major trauma injury claims against the Ministry of Defence if negligence has occurred, including failures in command, equipment failures, military accidents or cold weather injuries.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors also offer supportive legal advice to bereaved families whose loved one has died as a result of major trauma injuries resulting from negligence – including negligent triage, paramedic negligence or medical negligence – and who wish to make a no win no fee claim for compensation.


How to make a compensation claim for major trauma injury


There is usually a three-year limitation period for making a no win no fee personal injury claim for major trauma injury. (Three years for civil claims).In some circumstances limitation can be extended.


Children injured before the age of 18 can make compensation claims up to the age of 21. Your Duncan Lewis solicitor can advise parents and guardians on how to make a claim on behalf of a child before they reach the age of 18 by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.


It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible in the case of major trauma compensation claims so that the claim can be properly assessed, as the prognosis for a patient who has sustained major trauma injuries may change.


Your Duncan Lewis solicitor will advise on the amount of any compensation that may be awarded, depending on injuries sustained and the prognosis – for example, if the patient is likely to require long-term care or has been left with a life changing disability requiring 24/7 care.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors always press for maximum compensation for major trauma claims – and can also advise on rehabilitation, access to welfare benefits, advice on help with psychological trauma (PTSD), adaptations to the home and compensation to cover loss of earnings and the cost of ongoing care and medical expenses.


Contacting Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors


Duncan Lewis Solicitors usually accept major trauma injury claims on a no win no fee basis.


Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – call 033 3772 0409 and ask to speak to a member of our personal injury claims team to discuss making a major trauma injury claim. A family member can contact us on behalf of a loved one who has been hospitalised and is unable to call.


Duncan Lewis claims solicitors can visit claimants at home, if necessary – and offer a supportive claims service to major trauma injury clients, to ensure that you receive the best care and support available during your recovery and with rebuilding your life.


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