Your traumatic injury may have been preventable and there may be a legal case to pursue against whoever is liable for the accident or event and to recover compensation.
It is important that you get legal advice from a lawyer with the right experience to give you the best chance of getting not only the compensation you are entitled to, but the necessary rehabilitation to help maximise the prospects of recovery. You may also benefit from advice and assistance on other legal matters arising from your injury, including help accessing benefits and financial planning; employment law advice setting up a Power of Attorney and estate planning to help take care of your affairs.
Funding may be available to help you obtain immediate and long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation to help you make the best possible recovery and to minimise the impact of any disability. Interim payments can often be obtained at an early stage, to help relieve financial pressures on you and your family.
At Day One, we recognise that approaching a lawyer may be a daunting prospect. To make things easier for you, we have partnered with a group of specialist law firms to provide free legal advice to major trauma patients. Each of the firms has been through a rigorous selection process to ensure that they have a strong track record in Personal Injury work and associated areas of the law, as well as the required accreditations.
Our legal partners share our commitment to giving every patient the utmost care. They will do everything they can to secure interim payments as quickly as possible and to obtain funding for additional rehabilitation treatment, including any aids or equipment that will improve the quality of your life. Day One legal partners will fight your corner on the legal front, so that you can focus on your recovery.
Through a rigorous selection process Day One has partnered with three exceptional legal firms, each with a wealth of experience and expertise in relation to traumatic injury cases.
We have ensured that each law firm shares our commitment to treating every patient with respect and compassion and to supporting your recovery journey as effectively as possible.
Our current legal partners were selected in May 2019 and we review this regularly to ensure that we have the right breadth of skills and expertise working with us.
When you make an initial enquiry about receiving legal representation provided by a Day One legal partner you will be contacted by whichever legal practice is on the rota to deal with enquiries that week. They will provide you with a free and no obligation assessment of your case and give you their professional opinion on the prospects of success and the potential financial outcome for your case. They will also advise you on whether they will be able to put in place support for your ongoing rehabilitation and secure early payments to relieve financial hardship.
You can speak to any of the other legal partners before making your decision about whether you want to proceed with the legal process and with their help. If you decide not to choose one of the legal firms associated with Day One this will not affect the other services and support that you can receive from us.
Funding Legal Advice and Claims for Compensation
The initial advice provided by our legal partners is completely free of charge and without any obligation.
Should it be possible to pursue a claim for compensation and you wish to use one of our legal partners, this will be on the basis of a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement, so you do not face any financial risk.
Any charges that may arise from related legal services such as obtaining a Lasting Power of Attorney will be clearly explained, so you can consider whether you wish to proceed with such an option in addition to a Personal Injury Claim.
Irwin Mitchell is one of the leading firms of personal injury solicitors in the UK. Every year they successfully make thousands of claims on behalf of their clients. Over the past two years they have recovered more than £1 billion in compensation.
Irwin Mitchell is committed to supporting the aims of Day One, having been involved since the charity first began providing legal representation to our patients and helping to develop the services offered by Day One.
Irwin Mitchell is a member of the British Trauma Society.
“We are totally invested in the vision of Day One to provide all the support people need to move forward with their lives following a traumatic injury. Getting the best legal support is part of that wraparound care, and we want to be able to be part of that vital offer to patients as Day One expands into major trauma centres across the country.”
Sion Kingston, Partner
Leigh Day is a nationally recognised law firm committed to achieving the best possible result for every client. Leigh Day has particular expertise in personal injury claims and employment law.
The practice has experience of representing the full range of personal injury cases including amputations, brain injury, inquests, road traffic collisions and spinal and severe orthopaedic injuries. The firm undertakes a significant amount of work on behalf of injured cyclists and provides legal services to members of British Cycling and British Triathlon.
“A traumatic injury is devastating and can be life-changing, but at Leigh Day we are committed to securing people the very best financial outcome, which will make all the difference to their quality of life, for the rest of their life.”
Sally Moore, Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department
Sintons was established in 1896 and has a national reputation as specialists in serious injury claims. The firm has achieved significant success on behalf of people suffering from a variety of serious and life changing injuries including brain injuries, catastrophic polytrauma, amputation and chronic pain conditions.
Sintons is acccredited by the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. They also have the Lexcel - Legal Quality Practice Mark in recognition of their commitment to client care. They are recognised as specialists in this field by independent legal publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
“We choose to work with Day One because like them, we are committed to reducing the financial and emotional distress that patients suffer as a result of a traumatic injury. Accordingly we aim not only to recover the best financial compensation, but also to ensure rapid and effective rehabilitation to help achieve the best possible outcome.”
Phil Davison, Partner and Head of the General Personal Injury Department