Others with serious injuries can receive funding for appropriate and necessary accommodation as part of their claim.
Commenting on today’s landmark Court of Appeal judgment in Swift vs. Carpenter – which finally enables victims of serious injury to be properly compensated for new accommodation – Thompsons Solicitors’ head of serious injury, Samantha Hemsley, said:
“The court of appeal‘s clarification of the law in relation to accommodation claims for seriously injured clients is welcome.
“The overriding principle that claimants are entitled to fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries has been reaffirmed at last.
“Since 1989 the case of Roberts and Johnstone has created uncertainty and prevented claimants from securing funds from those who injured them for much needed accommodation. Roberts is no longer good law and this case means that victims of serious injury can focus on their rehabilitation journey without financial uncertainty hanging over them.
“Thompsons will now ensure that the principles of the Swift judgment are consistently applied so that insurers can no longer wriggle out of funding appropriate and necessary accommodation for the most seriously injured which for too long they have been able to do.”
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Thompsons Solicitors will move swiftly to support you or your loved one to build a case for compensation after catastrophic injury. Our priority is to establish the facts and apply for interim payments as quickly as possible to secure vital funds for treatment and rehabilitation. The aim is to get you, or your loved one, on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Our committed serious injury specialists secure millions of pounds in damages for seriously injured people each year and are supported by Client Support Coordinators and groups such as the Spinal Injuries Association, Headway and the Limbless Association, to signpost clients to sources of further aid.
If you, or someone you care about, has been catastrophically injured in the last three years contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation with a serious injury expert to discuss your serious injury compensation claim.
For further information, visit our How to Make A Compensation Claim page.