In the UK, a mixed personal injury claim is a legal process where an individual seeks compensation for multiple injuries sustained in an accident. These injuries could be both physical and psychological. Injuries could be as a result of a single accident, or a series of accidents.
At Beeston Shenton Solicitors we understand that all personal injuries are complex and individual to the people involved. However, mixed personal injury claims are often more complex than others, and they require the assistance of a skilled personal injury solicitor.
When someone suffers injuries in an accident, they may be eligible to claim compensation for the pain, suffering, and financial losses they have incurred. However, if the individual has suffered multiple injuries, it can be challenging to determine how much compensation they should receive for each injury. This is where mixed personal injury claims come in.
What is a mixed personal injury claim?
Mixed personal injury claims can arise in various situations. For example, if a person is involved in a car accident and suffers from both physical injuries such as broken bones. As well as psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they may be able to make a mixed PI claim.
In a similar situation, if a worker is exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace and suffers from both physical injuries such as lung damage and psychological injuries such as depression, they may file a mixed personal injury claim.
How can you claim a mixed PI claim?
Like all other personal injury claims, the injured person must prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another party. For example, if a person was in a car accident, the person who is injured must show that the other driver was at fault for the accident.
Determining compensation for a PI claim
Once it has been established that the injured party is entitled to claim compensation, the next step is to determine the amount of compensation they should receive. This is where every personal injury claim is unique.
The compensation amount for a PI claim will depend on various factors. This will include the severity of the injuries, the impact the injuries have had on the person’s life, and the extent of any financial losses incurred.
To determine the compensation amount, a personal injury lawyer will typically refer to medical notes, records, tests, x-rays, and MRI scans to determine the severity of the injuries. Ongoing medical treatments and support that the individual requires will also be considered. As well as the time that it is expected for the person to make a full recovery.
In addition to physical injuries, a personal injury lawyer will also consider any psychological injuries the individual may have suffered. This may involve working with mental health professionals to determine the extent of any emotional trauma or psychological damage.
Once the full extent of the injuries has been established, the personal injury lawyer will then work to determine the appropriate compensation amount. This will typically involve considering various factors. For example, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and the impact the injuries have had on the person’s quality of life.
How long do you have to make a personal injury claim?
In the UK, individuals have up to three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim.
However, it is important to note that the whole process can take a long time to complete. Particularly in complex cases such as mixed personal injury claims. Therefore, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that the claim is filed within the time limit.
Legal advice from Beeston Shenton
Beeston Shenton Solicitors is a law firm based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in Staffordshire, UK that has a team of experienced personal injury solicitors. They can provide you with expert advice and support throughout the claims process.
If you have suffered multiple injuries in an accident and are considering making a mixed personal injury claim, our team can help. We understand that the claims process can be daunting, particularly if you have suffered multiple injuries. Therefore, we strive to provide our clients with the support they need to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Our experienced Personal Injury team
Our solicitors will work with you to establish whether you have a valid claim and, if so, how much compensation you are likely to receive. We will also work to ensure that all the necessary evidence is gathered to support your claim, including medical reports and witness statements.
Our personal injury solicitors have a track record of successfully representing clients who have suffered multiple injuries in accidents, including workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, and accidents in public places. We also have experience in handling complex cases involving psychological injuries, such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
In addition to providing expert legal advice and support, we also offer our clients a no-win-no-fee service. This means that you will not have to pay any upfront fees, and you will only be required to pay our legal fees if your claim is successful.