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Serious injury solicitors

Put your serious injury claim in the best hands

If you’ve suffered a life-changing injury or lost a loved one and someone else’s actions or negligence may be to blame, speak to one of our personal injury solicitors as soon as you feel able to, to see if you can claim compensation.

Ranked amongst the most experienced serious injury claims solicitors in the country, we have the expertise you need to secure the right compensation and gain access to rehabilitation and medical care from some of the country’s top clinicians.

With Clarke Willmott, you will always know that your independence and lifelong wellbeing are the driving force behind everything your serious injury solicitor does for you.

Call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online to request your free, no-obligation consultation today to see how our specialist serious injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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Specialists in the most complex serious injury claims

Highly experienced in dealing with life changing and complex injury cases, our solicitors are regularly ranked as some of the best in their field.

Our extensive knowledge around the medical impact of catastrophic injuries such as brain damage and spinal injuries, means we can appreciate the emotional, social and financial toll they can take on both you and those closest to you.

It’s this extra level of expertise and understanding that sets us apart from many other claims solicitors and enables us to secure the best possible compensation for your unique circumstances.

Types of serious injury claim we can help you with

The truth is any accident or incident could result in serious injury. However, when another person, company or organisation may be responsible or partly to blame for your life-changing or fatal injuries, we can help you claim compensation.

Common causes of serious injury where someone else is at fault, include:

  • Accidents on the road – such as a collision at speed or involving an HGV, pedestrian, cyclist or motorcycle.
  • Accidents at work – such as a fall from a height, electrocution, severe burns or being injured by machinery.
  • Accidents in public places – such as a slip, trip or fall resulting in a serious head or spinal injury.
  • Criminal assault – such as a hit and run, beating, stabbing or shooting.
  • Medical negligence – such as being injured unnecessarily during childbirth or surgery.

Common types of severe and life changing injuries our highly experienced personal injury solicitors can help with include:

Spinal injury compensation claims

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident or as a result of a medical mistake, our award-winning personal injury and medical negligence claims solicitors can help you claim compensation and rebuild your life.

Brachial plexus claims

Many brachial plexus injuries heal without treatment or, in infants, improve with age. However, physiotherapy or surgery is often necessary, and in the most severe cases, there may be little or no chance of making a full recovery.

This list is not exhaustive, so please don’t assume we can’t help if you don’t see what you’re looking for. For example, we can also help you claim compensation if you’ve sustained a lesser physical injury that has had a devastating impact on your financial future or career prospects.

To find out if we can help you claim compensation for your injuries, call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Why choose our serious injury solicitors?

  • Our team of serious injury solicitors includes Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and accredited Brain Injury Specialists.
  • Our experience and understanding of complex serious injuries means we thoroughly investigate every likely consequence of your injury to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation.
  • As recognised experts, we have established close links with rehabilitation centres, therapists and case managers, ensuring a seamless link between your treatment and your claim.
  • We work alongside all the other professionals supporting your recovery, to help you get the best possible results.
  • We can take you through all the paperwork face to face to make the claim process as swift and painless as possible for you.
  • As a full-service law firm, we have expert solicitors on hand to advise you on any legal issue arising from your injury, such as employment, property, family matters and managing your financial affairs.

Starting your serious injury claim

  • When you request a free, no-obligation consultation, one of our specialist serious injury solicitors will meet you at one of our offices, at your home, in hospital or online, wherever you prefer.
  • At this meeting, your solicitor will take the time to understand what happened to you and the impact of your injuries on your life, before advising you on your chances of making a successful claim and talking you through your funding options, including no win, no fee.
  • If you proceed, your solicitor will also outline our plan to achieve the best possible outcome for you, your rehabilitation, your recovery and your claim.
  • Whilst your claim is underway, we’ll help you access the medical treatment or rehabilitation services you need to advance your recovery.

Our proven track record of serious injury claims

  • £1.5m for a woman who suffered a brachial plexus injury, resulting in severe chronic pain, after a van driver opened his door in stationary traffic on the M25 motorway, knocking her from her motorbike as she filtered through the traffic.
  • £2m for a cyclist knocked from his bike by a hit-and-run driver who suffered a hypoxic brain injury affecting his cogitation, leaving him with severe fatigue.
  • £1.6m for a farm worker who suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury after being knocked down and trampled on by a bull.
  • Substantial damages for a woman who suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequent hypoxic brain injury after coming into contact with an electric fence surrounding a farmer’s field.
  • Substantial compensation for a man who suffered a traumatic amputation of his thumb when using a lathe at work. Our partner Lee Hart helped to secure rehabilitation and interim payments to fund a silicone partial hand prosthesis and a more functional i-limb digit which has improved the client’s ability to carry out day to day tasks.

Speak to our specialist serious injury solicitors

Call 0800 316 8892 now or contact us online to discuss your serious injury claim with one of our expert solicitors. This consultation is free and you’re under no obligation to go further.

What our clients say

Words cannot express how grateful I and my family are to you and your colleagues who represented us at my mom’s inquest. From the outset we felt safe and comfortable in your care and that of the company and were also impressed with the behaviour, conduct and dignity.” Miss M on Marguarita Tyne – Partner and Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

“Service throughout was outstanding, from initial consultation until conclusion Lee dealt with me almost entirely and I would not have asked for a nicer and more professional person – he was himself outstanding and always available when I telephoned.” Donald from Bristol on Lee Hart – Partner and Personal Injury Team Manager

“Phillip Edwards was fantastic and very patient with me, makes everything clear and I felt comfortable putting all of my faith into him. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better would 100 percent recommend him and the company.” Thomas Guest on Philip Edwards – Partner

Serious injury FAQs

Will it cost me anything to make my claim?

There are various funding options available to help you bring an injury compensation claim. If you do not have existing legal expenses insurance or any other pre-existing funding, then we can discuss acting for you under a “no win no fee” or Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), where your solicitor recovers your legal fees from the Defendant if your claim is successful.

When can I make a serious injury claim?

The sooner you make a serious injury claim, the better. Broadly speaking, under English law you have three years from the date of your injury to bring Court proceedings against the Defendant (a child can proceed any time up to their 21st birthday). The three-year limit may not apply if you suffered a serious brain or head injury (or have an existing condition) that left you lacking mental capacity.

It’s in your interest to instruct us as your solicitor as soon as you can, so we have enough time to thoroughly investigate your claim before initiating court proceedings.

If you delay instructing a solicitor, evidence could be lost, memories may fade and witnesses may become untraceable, which may make it more difficult to prove your claim.

If your injury occurred outside of England and Wales or if a defective product is involved, different time constraints may apply.

How long will my serious injury claim take?

How long your compensation claim could take will depend on many factors such as the type of injury you’ve sustained, the length of your recovery, the stance of the Defendant’s insurers, the timetable imposed by the Court and whether you are suffering financial problems.

Your solicitor will give you a better idea of the likely timescale once they have investigated your claim. If necessary, they can seek to obtain interim payments to cover your immediate financial losses and ongoing expenses.

Settling your claim before the long-term outcome of your injuries is known carries a risk because the full value of your compensation isn’t yet known. However, if you’d prefer us to settle your claim at an earlier stage, we will try to do so.

Can Clarke Willmott take over from my current solicitors?

Yes, we can take over from your current solicitor.

We’d suggest you first raise your concerns with your current solicitors, but if your issues can’t be resolved to your satisfaction, we’d be happy to discuss taking over your serious injury claim with you.

When you transfer your injury claim to us, we will obtain your file from your current solicitor to help avoid any further delays.

When will I meet my solicitor?

We will usually arrange to visit you and/or your family in person at the outset of your serious injury claim, particularly if it is likely to be a complex case. This will ensure you can put a face to the person who will be dealing with your claim and ask them any questions you have. It also allows us to obtain all the necessary details we need to start investigating your claim.

Start your serious injury claim today

Beginning the claims process after you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury might feel impossible, but our compassionate solicitors are here to support you, no matter how long it takes.

Call 0800 316 8892 or contact us online today for specialist legal advice on your claim. This consultation is free and you’re under no obligation to go further.

Your key contacts

Lee Hart

Personal Injury Team Manager

Taunton
Lee works closely with severely injured people and their families, leading them through the claims process and ensuring they get the best treatment, rehabilitation and care so that they can get their lives back on track as quickly as possible.
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