Personal Injury Compensation

Personal Injury Compensation

Following an injury from an accident, you may not only have to deal with injury itself but also be worried about the financial impact on you and your family if you cannot work for a time and what it might mean for your future. In addition, you may be relying on family for help doing ordinary tasks and be concerned about future support.  If the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of earnings and for help you need with daily life.

Different injuries bring different challenges and concerns, but the right legal advice can help you get the compensation you deserve, which will help you and your family cope with both the short and long term impact of your accident.

Mrs H was awarded over £20,000 after tripping over an object left on the floor in an unlit area.

"I had an accident at work and was helped by Mike Kemp at Thorntons.  They were brilliant - more than first class.  Everything was done correctly and in good time.  They kept in contact with me throughout and explained each step to me as we went along.  I have already told my friends and colleagues that I would highly recommend Thorntons to anyone who would need help with an accident at work or elsewhere.   I am over the moon with the way that they worked and was very happy with the settlement they achieved for me.  Top class work."

Injury types

Every case and injury is different, and we consider the individual circumstances of each claim. Some of the main injury categories are listed below and we also have dedicated sections on head injuries, and neck and back injuries.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychological injuries

Your accident may have caused not only physical pain but also psychological distress. Some who have experienced a traumatic accident go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which can have a significant detrimental impact on daily life. Sufferers re-live the accident circumstances through flashbacks and nightmares.

If you suffer from PTSD, you may find it hard to concentrate. If you have more severe PTSD you may have difficulty coping with daily life, it can put a strain on your relationships and recovery can take a long time. Our injury solicitors are are highly experienced in dealing with claims involving PTSD and other psychological conditions. They can advise you on pursuing your accident claim and will work to achieve the maximum compensation for your condition based on expert medical opinion.

Burns and scars

An injury or burn can result in scarring, whether from the injury itself or due to medical treatment required. This scarring may be minor and hidden from sight or, at the other end of the scale, painful and disfiguring. You may be concerned about how the scarring looks and it may impact on your self-esteem. Our sympathetic expert compensation solicitors understand the effect of such injuries and strive to achieve you the best possible settlement.

Hip and pelvis injuries

Injury to your hips or pelvis can be very painful and seriously affect your everyday life and work. You may find it difficult to move around whilst you recover and may require surgery, such as a hip replacement, and face an extended period of recovery. Whether you were injured in a bad fall or trip, or in an accident on the road or at work, you could be entitled to compensation that can help support you and your family through your recovery.  

Leg, knee and ankle injuries

Leg injuries can cover a wide range of conditions and can range from those that resolve quickly to severe injury requiring extended time off work, help with everyday life and potentially a long-term impact on your mobility. 

Knee injuries can be to the bones or to the soft tissue, such as the ligaments.  Such conditions can require rehabilitation treatment, rest or surgery, and may affect you long term. Being in pain and immobile, you may be unable to work as usual and may be relying on family to help you move around or do simple tasks.

Ankle injuries, even minor ones, are often painful and can take months to recover from. You may have to have time off work if you cannot put weight on the ankle, and if you have a manual job, you could find it difficult to return to work immediately, which may result in lost wages.

If you have suffered injury to your leg, knee or ankle due to someone else’s fault whether that is through a fall, accident at work or a traffic accident then our personal injury solicitors can give you prompt advice as to whether you have grounds for a claim and take you through the process.

Shoulder injuries

Having a shoulder injury can be a painful and frustrating experience. You may feel limited in what you can do compared to before the injury and may not be able to achieve such simple things as washing your hair or putting on clothes. You may be used to using your hands to carry out work above head height and be restricted or indeed unable to work. More seriously, your accident may have led to a shoulder injury resulting in permanent damage and the loss of function or power in your arms.

Compensation could help you address financial worries from extended time off work and help you adjust to any long-term changes in your life due to your injury.

Hand injuries and wrist injuries

Hand injuries, whilst perhaps initially thought of as a minor injury, could have a major impact on your life, affecting your work, home life and even the hobbies you enjoy. You may not only have to contend with a painful injury but have to take time off work or rely on family members to cope with things you normally do for yourself.  You may not be able to take part in your sporting hobbies or musical interests due to your hand injury. 

Wrist injuries caused by accidents are common.  Every day our compensation solicitors deal with claims for wrist injuries caused by someone else’s fault whether at work or from a fall in a public place. 

Our accident injury solicitors understand the pain, frustration and inconvenience you could be experiencing with hand or wrist injuries and can advise you if you have grounds for a claim and help you throughout the claims process.

Loss of limbs

An accident leading to loss of limb is undoubtedly a devastating and life-changing experience. Your accident may have resulted in a traumatic loss of arm or leg or other limb or it may be the case that your treating doctors have had to remove the limb due to the damage caused through someone else’s fault. Our compensation lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with these serious injuries and have a thorough yet sympathetic approach. We understand that not only have you suffered pain but that your injury may have a huge impact on your working life and family situation. You may require specialist care or advice on prosthetics. Our no win, no fee solicitors have the expertise to understand your needs and the compensation you deserve for such a loss, whether that be loss of leg, arm, hand, foot or finger.

How can Thorntons help?

Our personal injury solicitors will work to secure the maximum compensation for you. Your claim will be handled by our specialist team of compensation claim experts, working hard to achieve a strong result for you and we can work for you on a no win, no fee basis. Your claim is subject to strict time limits under Scots law so we encourage you to seek advice from our experts without delay.

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a personal injury compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Useful Information

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