How To Make Multiple Injury Claims
By Marlon Cooke. Last Updated 1st February 2023. If you have suffered several injuries from an accident that you weren’t liable for, you may be able to claim compensation. For you to claim, the injuries must have occurred because of third party negligence. It can be difficult to know how to pursue multiple injury claims. This guide will inform you how to make a personal injury claim and provide examples of instances where you could receive a multiple injury settlement.
It will also answer important questions like:
- How do multiple injuries add up for a whiplash claim?
- How long do I have to make a multiple injury claim?
- Do multiple injury claims go to court?
- How could multiple injuries affect your life?
- Can I get an early payout?
- In personal injury claims, what kind of losses can I claim?
- What is the personal injury claims time limit?
- How could a multiple injury claim calculator help me?
- What are the benefits of using a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor?
You can also speak to our advisors for free legal advice at a time that suits you. They offer free legal advice, are available 24/7 and can answer any queries about multiple injury claims that you might have, including whether you’re eligible to claim. Please see their details below.
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- A Guide To Making Multiple Injury Claims
- What Are Multiple Injury Claims?
- Are Multiple Injuries Defined In Law?
- Road Traffic Accident Multiple Injury Claims
- Multiple Injury Claims For Accidents At Work
- What Could BeThe Impact Of Suffering Multiple Injuries?
- Could I Make Multiple Compensation Claims?
- How Is Compensation Calculated For Multiple Injuries?
- Multiple Injury Claims – Potential Payouts
- Special Damages
- Interim Payments
- No Win No Fee Multiple Injury Claims
- Start Your Multiple Injury Claim
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- Multiple Injury Claim FAQs
Many incidents could lead to you making a multiple injuries claim. An accident at work or a road traffic accident, as well as accidents in public places are just some of the incidents you may be able to claim for.
The important thing to bear in mind when making a successful personal injury claim is that you need to prove that third party negligence led to your injury. The third party needs to have a duty of care towards you for that to be the case. These are legal obligations that need to be met by the third party in question. Therefore, you need to be able to prove the below three things to claim successfully:
- That third party had a duty of care towards you.
- That their actions resulted in their duty of care being breached.
- This breach of duty then led to your injury.
If you’re able to prove these, you may be able to make a successful claim. To learn more about the claims process, call one of our advisors for free legal advice today. They’re available 24/7 and can also provide you with a reliable compensation estimate in just one phone call.
Multiple injuries occur when an accident has led to you suffering several injuries. This could be several fractures to the same limb or multiple injuries to various parts of your body. This can happen in severely traumatic incidents and, if you weren’t liable for the accident, you might be able to claim compensation.
You may be wondering, “how could multiple injuries affect your life?” Incidents like those mentioned above can have serious, long-lasting symptoms causing brain damage and multiple tendon injuries. Recovering from multiple injuries can be an incredibly difficult thing to deal with, and you could claim compensation if the incident was caused by third-party negligence.
Your symptoms could also be long-lasting or permanent in which case you would receive compensation based on the pain and suffering you’ve experienced and will continue to experience. Our multiple injury compensation calculator could also help you. It can provide a reliable compensation estimate for the amount of compensation you could receive.
There is not a strict legal definition for “multiple injuries.” Usually, you’ve experienced multiple injuries if:
- You’ve suffered multiple illnesses or injuries to more than one part of your body.
- You’ve suffered a psychological injury as well as a physical injury. For instance, the effects of multiple head injuries could lead to suffering anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
- You have suffered multiple injuries to one area of the body.
Your injuries will be assessed as part of the claims process. This will help them determine the severity of your injuries and confirm if the injuries are consistent with the type of accident you’ve suffered.
A road traffic accident can happen for many reasons, only some of which you’ll be able to claim for. Every road user has a duty of care to one another. In Great Britain, this is established in the Highway Code. The code outlines how every road user should conduct themselves to make sure people use the road as safely and securely as possible.
Therefore, breaching the duty of care would involve actively performing a task that goes against this. With that in mind, the act would be considered negligent and reckless behaviour as it could endanger both your own and other people’s lives.
You could suffer several injuries from these incidents, as there are many factors involved, such as the speed of the collision and how many vehicles are involved. Incidents that could lead to you claiming include:
- Suffering soft tissue injuries and internal injuries because a van driver failed to check their mirrors correctly when turning into lane, causing a collision.
- Having multiple traumatic brain injuries due to a drunk driver colliding with you because they drove above the speed limit.
- Multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries because a car driver crashed into your motorbike because they drove through a red light.
If you are a driver or passenger in a vehicle and suffer injuries worth less than £5,000, you would need to claim through a different method, established in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. With that in mind, you may be wondering, “how do multiple injuries add up for a whiplash claim?” For multiple injury claims, the potential compensation you could receive in your claim will be dictated by all of the injuries you’ve experienced from the accident.
If the injuries came from the same incident, you could claim for all of them as part of the same personal injury claim.
You may also want to use a multiple injury claim calculator because you’ve been injured from an accident at work. Every employer in the UK has a duty of care in the form of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This means that your employer needs to guarantee, within reason, that the work environment is secure enough to be used safely.
Therefore, employer negligence comes from suffering an injury due to them insufficiently securing the workplace’s safety. This would involve them failing to do safety checks or asking you to do an inherently unsafe task. Examples of this type of negligence include:
- Suffering brain damage and a broken leg due to falling from a ladder. If the fall was caused because the ladder was faulty, you might be able to claim compensation.
- Being asked to pick up an object that is too heavy, leading you to fall and suffer multiple injuries. This could, for instance, be because you had no manual handling training.
- A forklift malfunctioned, because it was in a state of disrepair, causing it to smash into a shelf which led to your injury. This could cause permanent injuries like paralysis.
Furthermore, if you have any questions about receiving a multiple injury settlement, please get in touch. Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can inform you over the phone if you are able to receive compensation.
You may be unsure about how multiple injury claims work. In some respects, it’s simpler than you might think. When making personal injury claims, you’re claiming for the negative impact the suffering has had on your life. Therefore, you don’t need to make multiple claims if you’ve suffered multiple injuries. If they’re all from the same incident, you only have to make one claim. It is important to remember that all of your sufferings are considered in the claim as you cannot go back and ask for more or make two claims on the same incident.
As previously mentioned, as part of the claims process, an independent medical assessment will be performed on your injuries. It will help to determine, for example, the effects of multiple injuries on both your physical and mental state.
Each injury you’ve suffered will be assessed independently of one another. For example, if you suffer a shoulder and a back injury, they will be examined separately to determine the suffering caused by each injury.
Once this has been done, legal professionals or insurers may look to the Judicial College Guidelines, which is a publication that includes a list of injuries and their severities along with compensation values, to hone in on a figure for each injury.
Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about using a personal injury solicitor to claim compensation. Our advisors are available 24/7 and can put you through to a solicitor that will work for you on a No Win No Fee basis.
There are two types of compensation that could be awarded in a successful personal injury claim. These are general damages and special damages.
General damages is compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
As we had previously said, it is possible to have each injury valued separately in a multiple injury claim. To show you examples of how different injuries can be valued in a claim for general damages, we have included a table showing entries from the Judicial College Guidelines we had described.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Brain||£90,720 to £150,110||This injury would result in there being a moderate to modest intellectual deficit with a greatly reduced ability to work as well as some risk of epilepsy.|
|Eye||£23,680 to £39,340||Cases in this bracket are suffering from serious but incomplete vision loss in one eye without a significant reduction or loss of vision in the other one.|
|Chest||£2,190 to £5,320||Injuries in this bracket result in collapsed lungs where a full recovery is made with no complications.|
|Reproductive System: Male||£43,010 to|
|Compensation in this bracket would be for an injury that has caused impotence that is most likely permanent for a middle-aged man with children.|
|Digestive System||£43,010 to|
|Injuries in this bracket cause severe damage with continuous discomfort and pain.|
|Kidney||Up to £63,980||The accident would cause a significant risk of future urinary tract infection or cause lead to the kidney being unable to function completely.|
|Cases in this bracket cause soft tissue injuries or disc lesions of the more severe type causing movement limitation and cervical spondylosis.|
|Back||£7,890 to £12,510||This bracket includes less serious sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries and disc prolapses.|
|Shoulder||£4,350 to £7,890||This bracket is for soft tissue injuries to the shoulder that cause considerable pain but lead to a full recovery in less than two years.|
|Elbow||£39,170 to £54,830||This category is for elbow injuries that are severely disabling.|
You can use our compensation calculator to see more injury valuations and even obtain an estimate for your claim. It is important to remember that these entries are not guaranteed compensation figures – they are merely guideline figures. Final injury valuations are informed by several factors, including medical reports and personal evidence of how a person has been affected by their injuries.
Please reach out to a member of our team if you would like more information about compensation in multiple injury claims or to learn about how your claim could be assessed.
Special damages, meanwhile, relates to the financial losses you’ve suffered from the injury. The kind of things you could claim compensation for include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- The costs of a care nurse or the installation of a care bed
- Alterations required for your home
- Travel costs
- Prescriptions/medical expenses.
However, it’s important to note that you will need to supply evidence to prove the value of the financial losses you’re claiming. Therefore, you will need to supply things like receipts, invoices and bank statements.
You may also be wondering, “how long do I have to make a multiple injury claim?” In a standard case, you have three years from the incident or from the date you became aware of the injury to begin claims proceedings.
Furthermore, to learn more about the personal injury claims time limit and to see if you’re able to claim, please get in touch. Our advisors are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice that will inform you if you’re able to claim.
At the start of a claim, a personal injury lawyer will assess your physical and financial needs to better understand your situation. Furthermore, they may be able to request that you receive interim payments.
Interim payments are payments that are provided to you before the multiple injury settlement has been received. Usually, they can only be given if the defendant admits liability. However, there are exceptions to this rule. These payments are provided to help with:
- medical bills
- in-home care or nursing
- travel costs to and from medical appointments.
These payments can also make up for lost earnings due to being unable to work.
Regarding the question, “can I get an early payout?” the answer depends purely on the case. Under particular circumstances, you may receive partial payments, but they would only be a portion of the total compensation you could receive. Alternatively, you could accept an early settlement, but this is usually only recommended if you’ve been advised to accept this by your personal injury lawyer.
The benefits of using a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor include:
- Not having to pay solicitor fees upfront or until the claim has been completed.
- If the claim is successful, your solicitor will take a small portion of compensation to cover their fees. This amount is legally capped.
- If your claim isn’t successful, they won’t ask you to pay solicitor fees.
Therefore, they will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can tell you if you’re eligible to claim in just a few minutes. They can then put you through to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel. They’re diligent, hard-working and very experienced in personal injury law.
If you prefer, you can use our personal injury claims calculator to get a compensation estimate. To contact us, please use the details below.
- Call us using 0800 073 8804.
- E-mail us with your injury details by using firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use our online contact form you can find on our website.
- Use the pop-up window on your screen.
For more information about multiple injury claims, please see below.
The Department for Transport supplies road traffic accident statistics for Great Britain. View this webpage for the latest statistics.
For more guidance about avoiding back pain at work, visit this webpage from the HSE.
Are you suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? If so, visit our webpage to know more about claiming.
If you’ve suffered a broken foot injury from an accident you weren’t liable for, visit this page to learn about the claims process.
Visit our website to see if you can claim for a fractured spine.
For answers to FAQs about multiple injury claims, please see below.
How long do I have to make a multiple injury claim?
In a standard case, you have three years from the incident or three years from the date you became aware of the injury to claim.
How could multiple injuries affect your life?
Depending on the type of injuries, they could leave you unable to work and can greatly impact the quality of your life.
Do multiple injury claims go to court?
In most instances, they don’t.
Can I get an early payout?
To conclude, there are no longer pre-med offers. However, you may be offered a settlement shortly after your independent medical examination. So, for answers to more questions about multiple injury claims, please contact us using the details above.
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Edited By Melissa.