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Our major trauma compensation lawyers secure funded rehabilitation, practical specialist support, and financial compensation for clients with multiple or severe injuries which could lead to permanent disability or death.

Our clients have suffered life-changing and often catastrophic injuries in accidents on the road, at work, whilst abroad, or in sporting, leisure or public facilities.

We help them and their families through the challenges which follow a sudden, devastating injury, and secure timely, individually tailored rehabilitation to maximise their recovery. We help them rebuild their lives restoring independence, quality of life and financial stability through their entitlement to compensation from those who were at fault.

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What is major trauma?

Major trauma is life-changing (often multiple) injury which may lead to permanent disability or death. In England each year there are an estimated 20,000 cases of major trauma. Of these, around 5,400 lead to death, with many more facing permanent disability and a long-term need for care.

Recovery after major trauma depends on correct emergency (acute) treatment followed immediately by comprehensive and properly coordinated rehabilitation which meets the injured person’s individual needs. Delays, inadequate assessment or coordination, or gaps in treatment from one or more specialisms in the multi-disciplinary team may significantly affect the injured person’s long-term recovery.

The NHS recognises the importance of the injured person’s major trauma pathway from injury through acute care and rehabilitation to discharge but is rarely able to provide rehabilitation which meets the patient’s needs.

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Why you should contact Boyes Turner’s major trauma team after an accident for immediate help

Where the injury was someone else’s fault, Boyes Turner’s serious injury lawyers can help secure immediate, full and funded rehabilitation when it matters most. The earlier the rehab, the greater the recovery.

Each client’s needs are carefully assessed, and their rehabilitation overseen by expert clinicians and case managers, often in collaboration with the client’s healthcare team within the NHS. On discharge from hospital, we work to ensure that our client’s needs for suitable accommodation, care, specialist equipment and ongoing support are properly met.

Sudden, serious injury can cause severe financial hardship, particularly when the injured person loses their job or is unable to return to work. In most cases, we can obtain interim payments (advance part payments of compensation) to help relieve the additional stress caused by concerns about money.

The challenges which follow major trauma may seem endless and daunting. Our experienced lawyers have helped countless clients and their families through these difficult times. We are top rated by Chambers Legal Directory and the Legal 500 and accredited by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and the Major Trauma Group as leaders in our field. We are here to help you all the way.

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What accidents can lead to multiple injury and major trauma compensation claims?

We help clients who have suffered multiple injury or major trauma as a result of:

  • road traffic accidents (RTA);  
  • accidents abroad;
  • accidents at work /industrial accidents;
  • agricultural or farm accidents;
  • fires and explosions;
  • electrocution;
  • public liability claims – from injury in public buildings or a public place;
  • sports or leisure facility accidents;
  • defective products;
  • claims against the MOD;
  • criminal injuries;
  • severe worsening of an existing injury by negligent emergency, medical or surgical treatment.
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What type of injury can l claim compensation for in a major trauma claim?

We have recovered major trauma compensation for clients who have suffered one or more of the following injuries:

  • head injury, skull fracture or intracranial bleeds;
  • brain injury and neurological damage;
  • spinal cord injury or spinal fracture;
  • amputation;
  • crush injuries;
  • burns;
  • stab wounds;
  • facial injuries;
  • sight loss;
  • multiple broken bones;
  • degloving injuries (injuries needing skin grafting);
  • musculoskeletal injuries;
  • internal injuries, such as damage to major organs (brain, heart, lungs or liver);
  • nerve injury;
  • chronic pain and CRPS;
  • PTSD and psychological injury;
  • fatal injury.
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What compensation can I claim for major trauma or multiple injury?

Each client’s compensation will depend on their own injuries, circumstances and needs arising from their disability. Our major trauma claims specialists recover compensation for:

  • pain, suffering and disability;
  • costs of rehabilitation, including:
    • Rehabilitation Code funding -  to get rehab started as soon as possible and ensure seamless transition to rehab from acute hospital care;
    • rehabilitation funding from interim payments (advance part payments of compensation);
    • provision for ongoing or future additional rehab, such as vocational rehabilitation;  
  • case management costs;
  • care costs;
  • therapies, such as:
    • occupational therapy (OT);
    • physiotherapy;
    • speech and language therapy (SALT);
    • hydrotherapy;
  • psychological treatment, counselling and support;
  • assistive technology and IT;
  • prostheses (if needed after amputation);
  • vocational rehabilitation;
  • loss of earnings and pension;
  • specialist equipment and aids;
  • additional costs of transport and mobility, including wheelchairs and adapted vehicles;
  • home adaptations and costs of more suitable accommodation;
  • medical or surgical treatment;
  • special education (SEN) costs (if child);
  • Court of Protection deputyship costs;
  • loss of dependency on income or services (where injured person dies leaving dependents).
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Awards & Accreditations

Our teams have been nationally recognised over the past decade for their dedication and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients

What our clients say

Our clients constantly recognize us as the most experienced, professional, efficient and supportive

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"Happy to recommend your services"

Thank you again for all you have done for us and the way you have done it. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone else in a similar position.

Boyes Turner client

"I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery"

"It really does turn your life upside down in a moment, not just for me but for my family as well. It’s been a difficult journey, sometimes very emotional, but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery and in being able to tell this story tooMy story shows what can be achieved with the support of the right people and a little determination. I look back on where I was and I’m delighted with where I am now. I’ve still got a way to go and I still have some effects from the accident to deal with but I hope people see what I’ve achieved and it helps them as they begin their recovery."

Jessica Stevens

"We'd like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner..."

We’d like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner for the expertise, experience and professionalism in handling our daughter’s serious injury claim following a road accident. From arranging a team of rehab specialists and the necessary funding to the negotiation of the final very satisfactory settlement, the whole operation has been conducted very smoothly and we can recommend their service to anyone in a similar position.

"Thank you so much for all you have done..."

Thank you so much for all you have done for C and the family. I know that you have absolutely given it everything you’ve got and your devotion and commitment to the case has been spectacular.

Third party forensic accountant

"I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks..."

I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks to you for your professional attitude and handling of the claim throughout this tragic case.  It is in cases like this where the compensation can never compensate for the loss suffered, but hopefully it will help in some way to move forward.

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