Many of our clients who have suffered a severe personal injury have been forced to rely on benefits due to no longer being able to work. The last thing a claimant needs after winning a personal injury claim is to have their benefits stopped. Therefore, taking advice on creating a Special Needs Trust is essential.
What is a Special Needs Trust?
When a claimant concludes a claim for personal injury, consideration must be given as to whether it is viable for them to set up a Special Needs Trust. A Special Needs Trust can legitimately protect a claimant or their partner’s entitlement to means-tested benefits, despite receipt of a compensation award. Our experienced solicitors will suggest Special Needs Trusts where appropriate and point clients in the right direction to obtaining advice concerning their viability. This can be organised quickly to secure entitlement to benefits remain despite the conclusion of a claim.
Why Choose Bond Turner?
With 18 Grade A solicitors, some of whom have over 25 years’ experience in personal injury claims, the team at Bond Turner is perfectly placed to help you with every aspect of making a personal injury claim.
Unlike many other solicitors, we do not simply disappear after we have won your case. We work with you and your family, ensuring a Special Needs Trust is set up and protecting your interests. Family members often act as trustees for Special Needs Trusts – we can advise them on their duties and responsibilities.
We believe compensation should be available to help improve the quality of life of a personal injury victim by helping them pay for the care they may need and/or providing for a decent standard of living. In no way should funds claimed to compensate you for the negligent actions of another jeopardise your right to claim the benefits you are entitled to.