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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.

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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"Extremely grateful for her professionalism and attention to detail. "

Through my dealings with Claire as my representative in a personal injury claim, I have been extremely grateful for her professionalism and attention to detail. I believe going above and beyond to help accommodate my needs and explain everything in a way that I could understand. Working around timing for video calls and zoom meetings with myself and my mum, often on weekends and evenings. We always knew she was just a phone call away to answer any questions we had and if she didn’t have the answer then it would be found out for us. Once the claim was settled, she has still offered her support and provided contacts to do with my injury fund and further surgery I need. 

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"Great support throughout a very emotional and difficult period"

Claire was very much the lynchpin in achieving settlement of a complex case. From the outset Claire ensured steps were taken to manage both rehabilitation and legal/case requirements in the correct sequence; this included the early appointment of a case manager.In addition Claire has been a great support throughout a very emotional and difficult period in our lives.

Boyes Turner client

"I cannot recommend them highly enough"

After being involved in a Road Accident I enlisted the services of Boyes Turner to help settle our compensation claim for damages and ongoing injuries that I incurred as a result. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their ongoing support throughout an extremely stressful ordeal was second to none. I suffered multiple injuries and they organised all my ongoing medical needs both physically and mentally, to help aid my recovery and rehabilitation. They managed my case with the utmost professionalism, concluding it satisfactorily so that I can move forward with my life and recovery. Thank you to Claire and her team for their amazing ongoing support and work with handling my case, in a time of great stress and uncertainty. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family. 

Boyes Turner client

"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