If you have suffered a serious injury in the last three years, you will likely be owed compensation if it can be proved that the cause of your injury was someone else’s fault.
Suffering a serious injury can leave you with significant consequences for your health, career and other areas of your life – consequences that could last a lifetime. Claiming compensation is often, therefore, essential to give you the best possible quality of life.
David W Harris & Co are specialist personal injury lawyers in South Wales with decades of combined experience handling the most serious, high value injury claims. We offer compassionate personal support and can assist you with getting the maximum available compensation to help get your life back on track.
Our serious injury lawyers in South Wales can help with all types of high value, complex personal injury claims, including:
- Head and brain injury claims
- Workplace injury claims
- Road traffic accident claims
- Slip, trip and fall claims
- Public liability claims
- Criminal injury claims
We also have a specialist team dealing with serious injuries caused by medical negligence.
Our expert team regularly helps clients to claim serious injury compensation of up to £500,000 and we recently secured a £14million settlement for one of our clients.
As well as our serious injury claims expertise, we can also advise clients on lower values claims (in excess of £1,000) – take a look at our general personal injury claims expertise to find out more.
We offer no win, no fee serious injury claims, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a claim with David W Harris & Co.
Get a free first consultation with our serious injury solicitors in South Wales
Unsure whether you have a claim or want to know more about how the process for making a serious personal injury claim?
We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you wish to pursue a serious injury claim.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for your serious injury claim?
There are numerous reasons to work with our expert serious injury lawyers, including:
- No win, no fee funding for serious injury claims
- Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
- Our expertise is independently recognised:
- We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Pencoed and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
- Most claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs and stress
- We have a strong track record of securing maximum compensation for our clients
Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.
Serious injury claims fees and funding
The majority of serious injury claims we handle are funded on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, as this avoids the need for our clients to worry about how they will fund their claim or any financial risk involved.
With a no win, no fee serious injury claim, you will sign a ‘conditional fee agreement’ or ‘CFA’. This states that there is no upfront cost to start a claim and you won’t owe us a penny unless we succeed in winning compensation for you.
In some cases, other forms of funding may be more appropriate e.g. trade union funding for workplace injury claims (if you are a trade union member).
We will be happy to talk through your options for funding a serious injury claim during your free initial consultation with our team.
Find out more about no win, no fee personal injury claims funding.
Serious injury claim time limits
You normally have three years to make a claim for a serious injury or any other type of personal injury.
Exactly when this time limit is counted from will depend on the circumstances, but it is generally the date on which you were aware you were injured due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate action (known as the ‘date of knowledge’). This may be significantly later than when the injuries actually occurred.
There are also various exceptions to the standard three-year time limit that may apply, depending on the situation.
Head over to our personal injury claims page to find out more about time limits for personal injury claims.
What you can claim for and how much you can claim
The level of damages you can claim for a serious injury will reflect the impact on your health, finances and other areas of your life.
You can commonly claim for issues such as:
- Financial losses due to your injuries – including lost wages, the cost of paying for treatment, specialist equipment etc.
- Expected future financial losses – e.g. reduction in your future earning potential, the need to pay for ongoing care etc.
- Loss of amenity – i.e. no longer being able to carry out activities you previously could, such as driving, playing sport etc.
- Pain and suffering – for your physical and emotional pain.
Our South Wales serious injury lawyers will talk you through the potential damages available and give you a realistic estimate of what may be achievable during your initial consultation with our team.
What to do next about starting a serious injury claim
To book your free initial consultation with one of our specialist serious injury solicitors in South Wales, please get in touch.
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a potential claim and we will be in touch promptly.