Our specialist team of personal injury solicitors represent clients nationwide in all areas of personal injury litigation, be it moderate injuries, broken bones, amputations or life-altering catastrophic injury claims.
If you have suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused, as well as the expenses you have incurred – including future expenses such as lost earnings, or care needs. We encourage injured clients or their family members to contact us as soon as possible following an accident as we are often able to gain access to rehabilitation services and private treatment to aid you with your recovery. Whatever the value or complexity of your case, we are ready to help.
What is the claims process?
We speak to you to understand the details of your case. If you are seriously injured this may include a meeting at hospital or with family members to develop a case plan incorporating your rehabilitation and care needs. If your case is straight-forward we will usually take initial instructions over the phone, or in writing.
We approach the negligent party (the Defendant) with details of your accident, your injuries and your losses and invite them to admit responsibility (liability).
We will work with you to build the evidence to support your case. Central to this will be medical evidence. We work with the best doctors in the country to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of your injury and that the evidence we present is as strong as possible. At the same time, we will gather evidence in support of other aspects of your case such as loss of earnings.
Negotiations can proceed in several different ways. If the Defendant has admitted liability, then we will focus on the value of your claim. If liability is disputed, we will focus initially on winning that argument. If we can’t reach agreement with the Defendants in respect of either liability or valuation, we will take the matter to Court. We will liaise with you throughout so you will know exactly what is happening at all times.
Once we have negotiated an agreement with the defendant, or a Judge has made an Order in your favour, we will proceed to obtain the compensation from the defendant and account to you. If you lose your case, you do not pay us a penny.
Personal Injury FAQs
Personal Injury claims arise when one party negligently causes injury to another party. Such injuries can arise in any number of ways, for example Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work or Accidents in Public places.
In general, you must commence your personal injury claim within 3 years of the date of injury. If the injury occurred when you were a child, you have until your 21st birthday to formalise your claim. We encourage clients to proceed with their claims without undue delay as we are often able to assist with Rehabilitation. Read more here.
Yes. If your loved one is seriously injured, they may be physically unable to contact us or to provide us with ongoing instructions. In these circumstances, we will work with a close family member of the injured party to avoid unnecessary delay and together we will progress the case in the client’s best interests. The same is true if the injured party is a child.
In the vast majority of Personal Injury claims our clients opt for ‘no win, no fee’ funding. This means if you don’t win your case, we don’t get paid. If you do win your case, you will pay a contribution to our legal fees which will be deducted from your compensation, but most of our legal fees are recovered from your opponent. We will discuss this with you are the outset of your case, but we can reassure you that your contribution to our legal fees will never be more than 25% of the compensation we recover for you. Read more here.
If you have been injured in a non-fault accident you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. You are also entitled to be compensated for loss of earnings, care costs, and other expenses that are attributable to the accident. Compensation awards vary considerably, depending on the severity of the injury and the losses incurred. We currently represent clients in claims worth as little as £1,000 and as much as £30m. Once we know more about your case, we will be able to provide you with specific advice about the value of your claim.
Yes. It is our job to support you on the road to recovery. Whilst your treating doctors remain responsible for your medical progress, we can offer support by accessing funds to provide private treatment and coordinate your rehabilitation and care needs. Read more here.
Some cases conclude within weeks, others can take many years. Unfortunately, it is not possible to tell you exactly how long your case will take, and anyone who tells you they know otherwise is not being truthful with you. There are simply too many factors outside of our control. Furthermore, it is often not in your best interests to rush to a settlement, particularly with complex injuries which can take time to settle down. However, our service standards require that we keep your case moving at all times, and we work hard to resolve your case as quickly as possible without compromising on quality. Once we know more details about your case, your solicitor will be able to give you a rough indication of how long your case might take and will provide you with updated estimates as your case proceeds.
In the vast majority of circumstances your opponents will be insured for accident claims, for example, through their motor insurance policy or employers’ liability policy. Once your opponent’s insurance company is made aware of your claim, they will be supported by a skilled legal team, often with an uncapped budget whose sole job is to make sure you come away with as a little as possible. This is why we strongly recommend you instruct an experienced solicitor to advise, support and represent you in your case.
Why Instruct us?
Unlike many of our competitors we guarantee that your case will be handled by a qualified and experienced solicitor throughout. This leads to better outcomes for our clients.
Law Society Accredited and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority – you have peace of mind that we are regulated professionals, fully insured to represent your interests.
Our ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ charging structure allows us to represent you without compromising on service or quality.
Proven Track Record
Since we started in 2012, we have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, achieving a 99.3% client satisfaction score. Most of our work comes from client recommendations.
We will work hard to fully understand your problem and your priorities so we can find the most effective route to achieving your desired outcome.
From our offices in Cheadle Hulme and Tarporley we represent clients right across England and Wales.