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Serious Injury

Berwick Solicitors has become synonymous with providing exceptional legal counsel and support for individuals and families grappling with the aftermath of serious injuries caused by negligence. With over three decades of experience, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping those affected by life-altering injuries to handle the legal complexities and secure the compensation and care they rightfully deserve.

People Frequently Ask

What is Classed as a Serious Injury?

Serious injuries are those that substantially impact an individual’s life, often requiring extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and causing significant disruptions to daily living and financial stability. These include, but are not limited to, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and serious medical injuries resulting from clinical negligence.

What Does Serious Injury Include?

Serious injury encompasses a broad range of physical and psychological damages:

  • Bone fractures that require complex surgical interventions
  • Head/brain injuries that affect cognitive and physical abilities
  • Musculoskeletal injuries that impair movement and functionality
  • Eye injuries that result in vision loss
  • Industrial diseases that have long-term health implications
  • Amputations that alter life’s basic functions
  • Burns that necessitate reconstructive surgery
  • Back and spinal injuries that lead to paralysis or chronic pain
  • Psychological injuries such as PTSD that deeply affect mental health and wellbeing

How Much Compensation for Injury?

Compensation for serious injuries is tailored to the unique circumstances of each case, considering the nature and severity of the injury, its impact on quality of life and the long-term effects on the victim’s personal and professional life.

How Bad Is a Serious Injury?

Serious injuries can be devastating, leading to permanent disability, diminished quality of life, or even death. They often result in significant financial burdens due to lost income, ongoing medical costs and the need for long-term care.

What Are the 3 Classifications of Injuries?

Injuries are commonly categorised into:

  1. Acute Injuries: Sudden injuries that occur from a specific impact or traumatic event.
  2. Overuse Injuries: Injuries that result from repetitive trauma or strain over time.
  3. Chronic Injuries: Injuries that develop and persist over a long period, often due to inadequate healing of an acute injury or continuous strain.

Serious Injury Claims with Berwick Solicitors

Our expertise in serious injury claims is unparalleled. Berwick Solicitors combines legal proficiency with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those dealing with serious injuries. We are committed to managing every aspect of your claim, ensuring you receive comprehensive support and guidance throughout the process.

For expert guidance and comprehensive support on handling medical negligence claims in Ireland, refer to our medical negligence solicitors page. Our dedicated team, with extensive experience across a wide range of medical negligence cases, is committed to delivering the justice and compensation you are entitled to. We provide detailed information and resources to assist you through this challenging process, ensuring you have the representation you need.

Who is Liable for My Serious Injury?

Liability in serious injury cases can span a wide range of entities, including employers, local authorities, healthcare providers and private companies. Identifying and proving negligence is critical to securing compensation. Berwick Solicitors excels in establishing fault through meticulous investigation and leveraging substantial evidence.

Do I Have Grounds for a Serious Injury Claim?

If you’ve suffered a serious injury due to another party’s negligence, you likely have grounds for a claim. Successful claims must demonstrate that the responsible party owed a duty of care, breached this duty and directly caused your injuries.

Making Your Claim

Berwick Solicitors is here to support you at every step of your serious injury claim. From initial consultation to the resolution of your case, we strive to ensure you are compensated not only for your immediate losses but also for the future impact on your life.

What May a Claim for Serious Injury Cover?

Compensation for serious injury claims addresses both pain and suffering and specific costs resulting from the injury. This encompasses medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income and other financial burdens incurred as a result of the injury.

Contact Berwick Solicitors Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to negligence, reach out to Berwick Solicitors. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the expert legal advice and representation needed to handle your claim successfully and secure the compensation and care you deserve.


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