Pedestrian Claims

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      Pedestrian Claims

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      Can I claim as a pedestrian?

      Yes, pedestrians have every right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on the road and the accident was someone else’s fault. In fact, pedestrians are classed as vulnerable road users – and rightly so, because they are often in close proximity to vehicles, motorbikes and other road users.

      All drivers have a duty of care towards other road users, and this includes pedestrians. So if the driver was driving to a poor standard and you were injured as a result, you will have a very good pedestrian injury claim.

      The fact is, no-one expects to walk from one place to another, or go out for their daily dog walk or simply go for a stroll to the corner shop and be injured by a motor vehicle. However, there is a very real risk of pedestrians, especially children and the elderly, stepping unexpectedly into the road. There’s also the risk of drivers not concentrating and failing to stop at a zebra crossing or of turning corners too fast and mounting the pavement and clipping or hitting a pedestrian.

      Making a claim as a pedestrian may seem daunting

      It is particularly shocking when you’re simply walking along the pavement or crossing the road and you get hit by a car or motorbike. Unfortunately, the risk of significant injury is high for any pedestrian struck by a vehicle because of their physical exposure and the absence of any protective gear.

      What we will do for you

      We understand how distressing an accident can be if you were simply a pedestrian. We know your injuries may have been particularly serious because of how exposed and unprotected a pedestrian is compared to a vehicle driver or passenger.

      But whatever the nature and extent of your injuries, if they were caused by someone else you deserve compensating, for the simple reason that road accidents involving pedestrians should not happen.

      Thankfully, your compensation will reflect the full nature and extent of your injuries and suffering to ensure you receive a fair amount of compensation. To get started on your claim, you just need to give us a call on 0800 0511 511. When we speak with you, our friendly advisers will take a few details about what happened, the injuries you have suffered and the impact on your life.

       

      They will then help you access free specialist legal advice from experienced injury lawyers, who will give you a clear picture of how your claim can then proceed.

      What can I claim for?

      Personal Injury Compensation

      Loss of earnings

      Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs

      Travel expenses

      If you were a pedestrian and were injured in a road accident, you can claim for your actual injuries. The money you receive for the injuries themselves are called ‘general damages’ and your solicitor will aim to recover the maximum amount that properly reflects the extent of your injuries.


      You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses.

      What if the accident was a ‘hit and run’?

      Unfortunately, ‘hit and run’ accidents involving pedestrians can happen but this should not prevent you from making your claim.
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      What should I do now?

      It is important to get in touch with our advisors now while the accident is fresh in your mind. The sooner you call us, the quicker we can partner you with the right specialist lawyer and get your claim going.

      You can count on our support from the outset. Our aim is to make the compensation process simple and straight forward for you, removing the stress as much as we can.

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      If you feel what happened was unfair, then you deserve clear advice to find out where you stand. You may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

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            • Neck & Back Injuries
              • Neck Injuries

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Where a full recovery takes place within a period of about one to two years.

              • Neck Injuries

                £24,990 to £38,490

                Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.

              • Neck Injuries

                £45,470 to £148,330

                Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.

              • Back Injury

                £7,890 to £12,510

                Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within about two to five years.

              • Back Injury

                £12,510 to £27,760

                Many frequently encountered injuries to the back such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in a prolonged acceleration and / or exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition.

              • Back Injury

                £91,090 to £160,980

                Cases of the most severe injury involving damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences not normally found in cases of back injury.

            • Head Injuries
              • Brain or Head Injury

                £2,210 to £12,770

                In these cases brain damage, if any, will have been minimal. The bottom of the bracket will reflect full recovery within a few weeks.

              • Brain Damage

                £43,060 to £219,0700

                This category is distinguished from the moderately severe category by the fact that the degree of dependence is markedly lower.

              • Brain Damage

                £219,070 to £282,010

                The insured person will be very seriously disabled. There will be substantial dependence on others and a need for constant professional and other care.

              • Brain Damage

                £282,010 to £403,990

                In cases at the top of this bracket there may be some ability to follow basic commands, recovery of eye opening and return of sleep and waking patterns and postural reflex movement.

            • Shoulder Injuries
              • Shoulder Injury

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Soft tissue injury to your shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within one to two years.

              • Shoulder Injury

                £7,890 to £12,770

                Frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort with symptoms persisting for about two years. Also soft tissue injuries with more than minimal symptoms persisting after two years but not permanent. Often associated with neck injuries and involving damage to the brachial plexus resulting in significant disability.

              • Fracture of Clavicle

                £5,150 to £12,240

                The level of the award will depend on extent of fracture, level of disability, residual symptoms, and whether temporary or permanent, and whether union is anatomically displaced.

            • Eye Injuries
              • Eye Injury

                £3,950 to £8,730

                In this bracket fall cases of minor injuries, such as being struck in the eye, exposure to fumes including smoke, or being splashed by liquids, causing initial pain and some temporary interference with vision.

              • Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye

                £49,270 to £54,830

                This award takes account of some risk of sympathetic ophthalmia.

              • Total Loss of One Eye

                £54,830 to £65,710

                The level of the award within the bracket will depend on age, psychiatric consequences, and cosmetic effect.

            • Hearing Loss
              • Partial Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus

                £7,010 to £45,540

                This category covers the bulk of deafness cases which usually result from exposure to noise at work over a prolonged period.

              • Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear

                £31,310 to £45,540

                Cases will tend towards the higher end of the bracket where there are associated problems, such as tinnitus, dizziness or headaches.

              • Total Deafness

                £90,750 to £109,650

                The lower end of the bracket is appropriate for cases where there is no speech deficit or tinnitus. The higher end is appropriate for cases involving both of these.

            • Facial Injuries
              • Fractures of Nose or Nasal Complex

                £3,950 to £5,100

                (Displaced fracture where recovery is complete but only after surgery.)

              • Fractures of Cheekbones

                £10,200 to £15,780

                Serious Fractures requiring surgery but with lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks or the lips or some element of disfigurement.

              • Fractures of Jaws

                £17,960 to £30,490

                Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty in opening the mouth or with eating or where there is paraesthesia in the area of the jaw.

              • Damage to Teeth

                £8,730 to £11,410

                Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth.

            • Arm Injuries
              • Loss Of One Arm

                Not less than £137,160

                Arm amputated at the shoulder.

              • Arm Injury

                £19,200 to £39,170

                While there will have been significant disabilities, a substantial degree of recovery will have taken place or will be expected.

              • Simple Fractures

                £6,610 to £19,200

                Simple Fractures of the Forearm.

            • Elbow Injuries
              • Elbow Injury

                £39,170 to £54,830

                A Severely Disabling Injury.

              • Elbow Injury

                £15,650 to £32,010

                Injuries causing impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability.

              • Elbow Injury

                Up to £12,590

                Most elbow injuries fall into this category. They comprise simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations; i.e., those injuries which cause no permanent damage and do not result in any permanent impairment of function.

            • Wrist Injuries
              • Wrist Injuries

                £3,530 to £4,740

                Undisplaced or minimal displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries necessitating application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within up to 12 months or so.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £12,590 to £24,500

                Where these still result in some permanent disability as, for example, a degree of persisting pain and stiffness.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £47,620 to £59,860

                Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example, where an arthrodesis has been performed.

            • Hand / Finger Injuries
              • Damage to Both Hands

                £55,820 to £84,570

                Such injuries will have given rise to permanent cosmetic disability and significant loss of function.

              • Hand Injury

                £5,720 to £13,280

                Crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations. The top of the bracket would be appropriate where surgery has failed and permanent disability remains. The bottom of the bracket would be appropriate for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms.

              • Hand Injuries

                £12,170 to £18,740

                Total Loss of Index Finger.

              • Hand Injuries

                £35,520 to £54,830

                Loss of Thumb.

            • Hip / Pelvis Injury
              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £39,170 to £130,930

                Extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint and a reputed bladder, or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £26,590 to £39,170

                Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risk not great.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £3,950 to £12,950

                Cases where despite significant injury there is little or no residual disability. Where there has been a complete recovery within two years, the award may but is unlikely to exceed the mid-point in the range.

            • Leg Injuries
              • Above-Knee Amputation of One Leg

                £104,830 to £137,470

                The award will depend upon such factors as the level of the amputation; the severity of any phantom pains; associated psychological problems; the success of any prosthetics; any side effects such as backache and the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.

              • Leg Injury

                £39,200 to £54,830

                Serious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment, a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing, the near certainty that arthritis will ensue; extensive scarring. To justify an award within this bracket a combination of such features will generally be necessary.

              • Leg Injury

                £17,960 to £27,760

                Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made or serious soft tissue injuries.

              • Leg Injuries

                £9,110 to £14,080

                Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces.

            • Knee Injuries
              • Knee Injury

                £26,190 to £96,210

                Serious knee injury where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of ostearthristis, gross ligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function, an arthroplasty or arthrodesis has taken place or is inevitable.

              • Knee Injury

                £14,840 to £26,190

                Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, wasting, weakness, or other mild future disability.

            • Ankle Injuries
              • Ankle Injury

                £31,310 to £50,060

                Injuries necessitating and extensive period of treatment and/or a lengthy period in plaster or where pins and plates have been inserted and there is significant residual disability in the form of ankle instability and severely limited ability to walk.

              • Ankle Injury

                £13,740 to £26,590

                Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities such as difficulty in walking on uneven ground, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time, awkwardness on stairs, irritation from metal plates and residual scarring.

              • Ankle Injury

                Up to £13,740

                The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.

            • Toe Injuries
              • Toe Injury

                In the region of £31,310

                Amputation of the Great Toe.

              • Toe Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                These injuries include relatively straight forward fractures or the exacerbation of a pre-existing degenerative condition or laceration injuries to one or more toes.

            • Hair Damage
              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                £7,340 to £11,020

                Damage to hair in consequence of defective permanent waving, tinting, or the like, where the effects are dermatitis, eczema or tingling or 'burning' of the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out, leading to distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, and inhibitating social life

              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                Less serious versions of the above where symptoms are fewer or only of a minor character; also, cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

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