Serious Injury Claims

We understand that suffering a serious injury is devastating. It can be a traumatic time as you come to terms with the impact of your accident. That’s why it’s important that you seek advice from an experienced APIL accredited personal injury lawyer to push the boundaries and win substantial compensation for you. Our aim is to secure the best possible future for you and your family and help our clients lead full and active lives.


No Win No Fee Serious Injury Claims

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for serious injuries.

We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

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What types of serious injuries can I claim for?

Here are examples of the types of serious injury claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:

  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Burns
  • Fatal injuries
  • Loss of hearing or sight

If you have sustained a serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Get in touch to start your claim

Call us on freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00

Email us at info@stonehewermoss.co.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is personal injury compensation taxable?

No. Your compensation is usually net of tax. Any claim for loss of earnings will be paid less any tax and National Insurance you would have paid. If you are claiming benefits related to your accident, your award might be reduced to repay these benefits. If you are claiming benefits not related to the accident, your lump sum award may affect your entitlement to benefits. We can help you with this by creating a personal injury trust.

Who is responsible for my accident at work?

The responsibility for an accident at work is very often it is the employer, even though they may try to blame you or even discipline you for the accident. However, sometimes the accident might be the responsibility of a third party, for example, a building site main contractor. It might be due to the fault of a work colleague acting in a manner not related to the job. It might even be your own fault in whole or in part. If you are unsure, get in touch with our personal injury lawyer for a free initial case review in complete confidence.

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What is an interim payment in a personal injury claim?

An interim payment in a personal injury claim is an amount of money paid by the insurance company for the Defendant to the Claimant prior to settlement of the claim. For example, in some cases, people often cannot get back to work immediately and consequently have a much-reduced income. In such cases, we can often make an application for an interim payment for you to alleviate any short-term financial difficulties.

In larger cases where someone has been very seriously injured, we may ask for an interim payment to enable works to be undertaken on the injured persons’ house to make it more accessible, for example, a walk-in shower or to lower the kitchen work surfaces for a wheelchair user. 

What is the limitation period for a personal injury claim?

There are certain limitation periods for making a personal injury claim and some exemptions too.

The Limitation Act stipulates the date by which you can make a claim after you have had an accident. In most cases, this is three years from the day the accident occurred. After this time, you cannot easily make a claim unless there is some special reason why you should be allowed to do so. For example, if you were unable to deal with your own affairs for a period of time.

There are exceptions, for example, the limitation date for children who have an accident when they are under 18th. is their 21st birthday. That is three years from when they became an adult. 

If your injury was not caused by a one-off event, for example, a repetitive strain injury, then the three-year timeline only starts to run on the day you became aware you had an injury as a result of the negligence of a third party. This might be the day you are diagnosed with a condition by your doctor.

There are a lot of exceptions to the three-year limitation date rule (you might only have one year to make a claim if your accident was in Spain or two years if it was on a boat) so the best advice is to give us a call and we will tell you where you stand.

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How do I make a compensation claim?

If you have suffered a serious injury, it’s best to get legal advice as soon as possible so that we can obtain crucial evidence and because there may be time limits.

We offer a Free No Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the accident circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim.

We will guide and support you throughout the complex personal injury claims process, dealing directly with third parties and insurance companies on your behalf to secure compensation for your injuries in a compassionate manner.

How much will my claim be worth?

The value of each compensation claim for a serious injury depends on the severity of the injury.

In handling your claim, we will look at financial aspects such as medical expenses, travel costs and loss of earnings you may have had as a result of the accident. We will also factor into the value of your claim any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment.

We will also seek to obtain interim payments where possible to help you to avoid financial hardship caused by a serious injury that wasn’t your fault.

Our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation, quickly and stress-free, to secure the best possible future for you and your family.

How long do I have to make a claim?

For the majority of cases, any serious injury compensation claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident. There are, however, some exemptions to this rule in instances whereby you may be able to make a claim for an accident dating back further. As specialist personal injury lawyers, we will be able to advise you on your rights.

Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

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Watch our short videos to find the answers to those all-important questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.

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