Alisha is a Solicitor Advocate with over 18 years experience in Personal Injury and specialises in Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, and Amputation Claims, to name but a few.
This year alone Alisha has won a claim in the sum of £1 million, for a traumatic amputee client. Alisha is involved in various charities who offer support to Amputees and those who have suffered Catastrophic injuries following an accident.
When dealing with Catastrophic / Serious Injury claims the relationship between the client, their family and the Solicitor is extremely important. More often than not these claims can last several years due to the complexity of the injuries and the rehabilitation required. It is therefore vital that victims instruct an experienced Solicitor who they can build a relationship with and who they can rely upon for support and advice, not only for themselves but for those around them.
A Catastrophic / Serious injury can change not only the clients life, forever, but the life of their family and friends. All those affected need the right support and advice to assist in coming to terms with the effects of the accident. This is why the Solicitor is not only a Legal advisor but often becomes a companion to the client and family, and the only constant in a time of uncertainty.
Clients and families of those who have suffered as a result of Catastrophic / Serious accidents, will have a higher demand for Justice, as opposed to a concentration on monetary compensation and this demand must be handled sensitively and expertly. Unless liability is established quickly, no immediate compensation will be forthcoming and therefore the main focus when initially dealing with such a claim should be on establishing liability, as well as working alongside the medical professionals to ensure that the client is receiving the right treatment and rehabilitation.
Ensuring the right treatment is given, by the NHS or Privately, is aided by a Solicitors experience in dealing with the relevant medical professionals and having the right knowledge, experience and contacts in the medical industry. It can be imperative for surgery, prosthetic limbs, adaptations and other medical aids to be provided at the earliest opportunity and it is the Solicitors role to ensure that all recommendations are provided.
A Catastrophic / Serious Injury can affect many people, not only the injured person, but those around them and particularly those who care for them. These additional issues will need to be considered when the care regime is formulated. It should be standard practise for a Rehabilitation Report to be prepared at the earliest opportunity to give
the client, their family and the Solicitors involved, a better understanding of the client’s requirements and to assist in obtaining the correct treatment and rehabilitation for the client.
For most clients and their families the idea of making a claim is the last thing on their minds and the thought of litigation is stressful but an experienced Solicitor will be there every step of the way and will understand these feelings and will explain in detail the process involved. It is also important to know that your Solicitor is on hand at any time and will support you through your rehabilitation as well as the litigation.
If you or someone you know has suffered a Catastrophic / Serious injury as a result of an accident then please contact Mrs Alisha Butler-Ward at Burd Ward Solicitors on 0151 639 8273; or 0771 4236784; or email on firstname.lastname@example.org