Cuts and bruises compensation claims

Cuts and bruises compensation claims

For getting your life back on track

Suffering cuts and bruises as a result of someone else's negligence can be distressing. While they might seem minor, the aftermath can leave you dealing with pain, medical complications and questions about what to do next. The effects can ripple through your daily life, from managing the discomfort to facing unforeseen medical bills.

At Switalskis, our specialist personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim for your cuts and bruises. Our experts will guide you through the entire process of making a claim, making sure your concerns are heard and your needs are met. We have a wealth of experience in this area and can provide you with compassionate, clear and concise advice.

To discuss your specific circumstances and learn more, call us today on 0800 138 0458 , or reach out to us via our website .

To get started, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

How Switalskis can help

Cuts and bruises can happen for a number of reasons, from accidents at work or in public places, or due to more severe incidents such as assaults. The aftermath can be both physically and emotionally taxing. With our help, you can seek compensation for your suffering and easily navigate the claims process.

Some of the most common causes and complications related to cuts and bruises include:

  • Sharp objects: everyday items or tools can cause accidental cuts if not handled or secured properly.
  • Falls: trips or slips can lead to bruises, especially in places with uneven pavements or wet floors.
  • Workplace incidents: accidents involving faulty machinery or equipment can result in cuts.
  • Sports and activities: physical activities can sometimes lead to unintentional injuries.
  • Complications: while they might seem superficial, untreated cuts can lead to infections, and severe bruises might indicate deeper tissue damage.

Beyond the immediate physical discomfort of cuts and bruises, the emotional aftermath of such injuries shouldn't be overlooked. Feelings of frustration, anxiety or embarrassment can affect your daily routines and mental well-being.

The financial implications can also be a concern. Medical bills for treatments, therapy and lost wages due to time off work can add up. Making a compensation claim can help by covering some of these costs, aiming to restore your peace of mind and financial stability.

We’re deeply committed to understanding how your cuts and bruises and the incident that caused them have impacted your life, both physically and emotionally. Our approach is comprehensive, empathetic and transparent. We're dedicated to helping you understand your rights, the potential compensation you could secure and guiding you towards a brighter future.

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Making a claim for cuts and bruises

Navigating the process of making a compensation claim for cuts and bruises might initially seem daunting, but with our dedicated legal team by your side, the path becomes clearer. Here's a guide to help you grasp the process.

Step 1: Initial consultation

When you first call us, we’ll hold an initial discussion where we will ask you questions about your circumstances and explain how we’ll be able to help you.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

If you decide to make a claim with us, we’ll then move on to the next step of gathering evidence and building your argument. This is an essential part of the process and we may need your help to gather certain information, such as medical records and photos of your injuries. We’ll work to make sure that this is as simple for you as possible so you can continue to focus on your recovery.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

Once we’re confident that we have built a strong case for you, we’ll approach the party responsible for your injuries - known as the defendant - to inform them that a case is being made against them.

Step 4: Negotiation

The defendant will then need to respond to the claim. They may accept the claim and we’ll negotiate your compensation amount with them and their insurer. However, there is a chance that the defendant will dispute your claim, and court proceedings may become necessary.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary)

Most compensation is claimed through negotiation. If your claim needs to go to court, you can be confident we will represent your interests and use our decades of experience to defend your rights.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

Once your claim is successful, we’ll make sure your compensation is paid in a timely manner.

What are the time limits for making a claim cuts and bruises?

Generally, you have three years from the date of the incident that caused your injuries to make your personal injury claim. However, keep in mind that cuts and bruises typically fade more quickly than other injuries, so the sooner you take action, the better.

There are some exceptions that may apply to your situation:

  • Children: if you’re claiming on behalf of a child who has been injured, you can bring the claim at any time until the child turns 21. 
  • Mental capacity: if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so themself, you may not be subject to a time limit, but you should begin your claim as soon as possible.
  • Criminal injury claims: if your injuries were the result of a crime, you’ll need to claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). CICA claims have slightly different requirements to typical personal injury cases (e.g. claims must be made within two years) and we will discuss these with you.

What will cuts and bruises compensation cover?

Compensation for personal injuries is typically divided into two main categories. Here’s a breakdown of each:

  • General damages compensate for the actual injuries sustained and their effect. This includes harm to your mental health.
  • Special damages cover the financial expenses caused by your injury. This can be medical and care expenses and any lost earnings you have experienced due to being off work.

Your compensation amount will depend on the extent of your injuries and financial expenses.

How are cuts and bruises claims funded?

When you make a personal injury claim with Switalskis, you do so under a conditional fee agreement (CFA) - also referred to as ‘no win, no fee’. This is an agreement with us that states that you will not have to pay your legal fees to us unless we are successful, in which case your compensation will contribute to them. If we are unsuccessful in claiming compensation for you, you will not have to pay our fees. This also means that we won’t demand any upfront fees from you, and will inform you if there are any additional costs that you need to pay.

What to remember when making a cuts and bruises claim?

Being involved in an accident or incident is often stressful, and making a claim is likely not to be the first thing on your mind. However, there are a number of steps you can take that will significantly improve your chances of claiming and offer other benefits too:

  • Seek medical attention: the first thing you should do after being cut or bruised is seek medical attention. While you may not believe your injury to be too serious, some symptoms take time to manifest and can become serious if they are not treated. A medical professional can assess your injuries and provide important evidence if you decide to make a claim.
  • Report the incident to the relevant authority: if you have had an accident, reporting it can alert other people to the hazard and act as evidence should you decide to claim compensation later down the line. If your accident happened at work, make sure to report it in the accident work log and report it to your employer. If your cuts and bruises were caused by a criminal incident, such as an assault, report it to the police.
  • Take photographs of your injury and the hazard: clear photographs are difficult to dispute. Taking photographs immediately following your accident or incident (once you are safe) can help to show the extent of your injuries and how they were caused.
  • Get the contact details of any witnesses: if anyone witnessed your accident or incident, make a note of their contact details as their statements may benefit your ability to make a claim.

We understand the importance of this and will work closely with you to make sure you get the best outcome.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our cuts and bruises compensation claims specialists

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Louise MoorePortal Co-ordinator
Alex EdwardsSolicitor
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Why Switalskis?

Making a claim with us means you have expert and caring legal professionals at your back, making sure you get the compensation you deserve in the most efficient and stress-free way possible. With our no win, no fee agreement, you are at minimal financial risk when doing so.

Clarity in complexity

Making a claim can seem daunting when faced with the complexities of legal terminology and processes, but our solicitors cut through the confusion and help you navigate it. We pride ourselves on our ability to answer your questions in easy-to-understand language, and we will keep you informed all the way through.

Empathy at every step

We want to understand how your injuries have affected you. Not only will it help us to make your case stronger, but we want you to know we care and will do everything in our power to help you claim the compensation you deserve.To us, you're not just a client; you're a person going through a tough time. We’re here to provide our unwavering support.

Expertise you can trust

When dealing with cuts and bruises, you may feel as though your situation is not serious enough to warrant pursuing legal action. We assure you that any mistreatment that has led to your suffering is worth investigating, and we will do so with our proven track record in handling a range of personal injury compensation claims.

We're dedicated to advocating for your rights and working towards the most favourable outcome for you. Many of our solicitors are recognised specialists in their field, accredited by the Law Society

Championing your rights

Our team is motivated to defend your rights and make your voice heard. We'll guide you at each step of the cuts and bruises claims process, making sure you're well-informed and feel confident to make the right decisions.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

If you’ve suffered due to cuts and bruises from an accident or incident and believe you may be able to make a claim, we can help. Call our expert solicitors today on 0800 1380 458 , or get in touch with us via our website.

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