If you or your loved one suffers a very serious or catastrophic injury, life is likely to change forever.
Many law firms do personal injury work, but only a few have the expertise to deliver the service and results needed by those who have suffered serious spinal or brain injuries, severe burns, amputations or a fatal accident.
Rehabilitation is vital in the first six months after injury. At SC Law, we help secure early interim payments to assist with rehabilitation, care and other needs.
We provide a personalised service, tailor-made to each individual client’s case.
What Can We Help You With?
Common amputations occur to fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms, legs or an eye may need to be removed.
Vehicle, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, incidents involving pedestrians, and accidents at work involving dangerous machinery, are often causes of traumatic or surgical amputations.
Brain & Head
Such injuries can be caused from an accident at work, a road accident, in a public place, whilst playing sports or as a result of negligent medical treatment.
Brain and head injuries often have lifelong implications. Severe brain injury can lead to significant physical and mental disabilities, including personality changes, speech problems and memory loss.
Spinal or severe back injuries often have lifelong implications.
Spinal injuries can lead to significant physical disability, ranging from loss of sensation in parts of the body, through to severe cases of tetraplegia or paraplegia.
24-hour care may become a necessity. Specialist equipment or nursing may be required and your home may need to be adapted. Years of rehabilitation may be required. You may not be able to work again.
At SC Law we try to bring back the dignity that has been taken out of our clients’ lives following their serious injury to give them a future worth looking forward to.
You will need financial support to rebuild your life. At SC Law we have recovered millions of pounds in damages for clients with catastrophic injuries. We help secure the maximum compensation so it is enough to provide for a lifetime’s needs. We regularly negotiate awards that exceed our clients’ expectations.
There are three common ways in which to fund these types of cases:
- Pre-existing insurance, which you may have under your home policy or a credit card.
- “No win, no fee”, known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, to which a 25% success fee will apply.
- Through a trade union.
On contacting us, we will go through the options with you and provide full details in our client care policy, as well as explaining it in detail to you. Each case is assessed on it’s own merits. Advice and an assessment on how your case will be funded is given at the outset and before we begin your claim.
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We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become concerned about the service we have provided, then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the issue.
We will acknowledge your complaint within 2 working days and investigate straightforward matters within 7 working days. If we consider that it may take longer than 7 working days to investigate, we will advise you of the likely timescales of when you can expect our final assessment.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues. If you are still not satisfied you should address your concerns directly to the Principal Saffora Choudri or Ian-Austen Jones, who is another senior solicitor at the firm. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) require that a client gives us 8 weeks in which to deal with the complaint.
Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case. Your complaint will be investigated fully and fairly by someone independent, such as another senior lawyer not related to the case, who will offer a suitable solution where possible.
What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint:
In the first instance please let us know if you are willing for an independent law firm or the local Law Society Group to review your complaint.
Alternatively, the Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.
Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
• Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint; and
• No more than six years from the date of the act/omission; or
• No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
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