Personal Injury Solicitors

If you have been injured and it is the fault of someone else, we can help you gain compensation. Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors have considerable experience and success in assisting people with many different injuries including head injury, brain injury, fractures and whiplash.

We treat each and every personal injury case with sensitivity and meticulous attention to detail with the goal of achieving some closure for our clients. In most cases, our solicitors are able to take cases on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This means you will only have to pay our legal fees if you receive compensation.

We will provide detailed advice about how to make a personal injury claim as well as handle all the legal aspects of the case on your behalf. Our personal injury lawyers have a strong track record of helping individuals settle quickly and peacefully out of court. However, we also possess robust court litigation skills and we will always fight to get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Depending on the nature and extent of your injury, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. This is regardless of whether your injury is physical or psychological. The law now recognises that conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety can be just as traumatic as a broken leg or a head injury.

Personal injuries may occur as a result of many different incidents including:

Our dedicated team is led by our Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Jenny Ray, an accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jenny is also on the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, which means that she has been recognised by the Law Society as an expert in the field of personal injury claims.

We offer a free initial meeting to discuss your claim and advise you on the best course of action and our flexible funding options, including our No Win No Fee agreements.

For further information, please contact Jenny Ray on 01273 384001, by emailing j.ray@griffithsmith.com or by completing our online enquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions about personal injury compensation claims

We offer a bespoke and personal service that is rarely found at large-scale firms. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated and informed, and our specialism in personal injury and clinical negligence ensures you get the outcome you deserve from your claim.

 

If your personal injury claim is successful, you could get compensation for pain and suffering, as well as for any temporary or permanent disability.

If your injury has caused you loss of earnings, you find that your ability to do your job has been affected, or if you have incurred travel, medical or other expenses, then you will be entitled to claim for your financial losses as well.

The amount you will get will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances, such as:

  • The extent of your injury
  • The impact on your life
  • Whether the injury has caused a long-term or permanent disability

We can provide further advice about how much compensation you could expect to receive upon assessing the details of your situation.

This depends on a number of things, including:

  • The severity of your injury
  • How long it takes to recover
  • Whether or not the other party agrees to settle the claim

Even the quickest of claims takes several months to complete. Naturally, we aim to get your compensation to you as quickly as possible.

We believe many people are afraid of approaching a solicitor because they are worried about the cost. But we can offer you a free initial interview where we will give you honest advice about your options, including No Win No Fee agreements (also known as Conditional Fee Agreements).

 

Our No Win No Fee solicitors may be able to help you recover compensation without incurring significant solicitors’ fees.

A No Win No Free agreement (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement) is a method of funding personal injury claims. If you are eligible, you will not pay any of our legal fees upfront and will ultimately only have to pay our fees if you receive compensation. We may also be able to directly recover our fees from the at fault party.

We can discuss your eligibility for No Win No Fee as well as any third party costs and factors to be aware of at your initial consultation. Get in touch for further information.

 

The standard personal injury time limit is three years from the accident, injury or negligence. This means you have three years in which to bring a claim, that is, to issue court proceedings. There are exceptions, however, and these will depend on the specific facts of your case. We will of course advise you accordingly.

The vast majority of cases are settled without the need to go to court and usually only reach that stage if a settlement can’t be reached out of court. If, however, it does prove to be necessary in your case, we have considerable experience in court settings and will support you all the way.

 If it is a child that has had an accident or has been injured, then he or she can still make a claim. A parent, guardian or carer will usually deal with the claim on the child’s behalf. For the child’s protection, any settlement reached must be approved by a judge and the compensation is invested until the child is 18.

If you are entirely to blame, then you will probably not be able to make a claim. But you may still be able to claim if you were only partly responsible for the accident or injury – this is called ‘contributory negligence’.

 

You can change your solicitor for your personal injury claim at any stage if you are not happy. If your solicitor is acting for you on a No Win No Fee agreement, they will usually be able to transfer your file to a new solicitor, provided your new solicitor agrees to recover their costs at the end of the case.

 

It will assist us with your claim if you keep a record of all expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the accident or negligence (including relevant receipts or invoices). If your wages are affected, then please keep all your payslips. It would also be useful if you kept a diary recording any visits to doctors, hospital, dentists, physiotherapy, etc and a record of your symptoms.

Arrange your free consultation with our friendly, expert personal injury solicitors

We offer a free first consultation with a specialist personal injury solicitor where we will set out your options and help you decide how to proceed.

To book your appointment, call Jenny Ray on 01273 384 001, email j.ray@griffithsmith.co.uk or fill in our simple online enquiry form for a quick response.

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