A simple slip, trip or fall can cause an injury that might mean time off work or at the very least considerable inconvenience. More serious accidents can have a devastating, life–changing impact.
I felt you knew everything about my claim and could therefore make decisions in my best interest. I am very pleased with the speed of the claim and the final settlement."
We have considerable and proven expertise in managing claims for compensation in cases of serious personal injury. Our highly qualified personal injury solicitors have an enviable record of success in helping people to get the compensation they deserve so that they can move on with their lives. Over the years our personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of cases and recovered tens of million of pounds in compensation on behalf of seriously injured people and their families. Our established contacts and relationships also give our clients access to the best medical and rehabilitation services available.
However you were injured in any kind of accident, if it wasn't your fault then you could be entitled to compensation. There are many different approaches to making a personal injury claim. We'll talk you through each option. Most cases are settled before things even get to civil court, but if things do progress that far all you have to do is prove your case 'on a balance of probabilities', not establish fault or blame 'beyond reasonable doubt'.
This means that to be successful you need only persuade the court that your version of events is more likely than not to have happened. Even if blame is found to be shared between parties and you were found to be contributory negligent in causing the accident, the court would consider the percentage of 'fault' caused by you - the injured claimant. The only consequence of that would be to deduct a proportionate amount from any award of compensation. It does not mean that your claim would automatically be unsuccessful.
We understand that making a claim is not a decision you'll undertake lightly, but you can be confident that we have the necessary expertise and a comprehensive knowledge of this highly specialist area of law to establish your right to compensation. Our highly qualified personal injury solicitors deal with these cases all the time and have an enviable record of success in helping people to get compensation so that they can move on with their lives. The personal injury team at Shoosmiths Access Legal have many years of experience handling different types of personal injury cases and you can rest assured that we will outline all of your options to you in plain English, keep you informed every step of the way and more importantly fight to ensure you get and keep the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our specialist serious injury lawyers enjoy an unsurpassed reputation for providing high quality legal services, working with clients on a one-to-one basis to build a relationship that leads to a unique and thorough understanding of your circumstances. It's our knowledge and experience of handling serious injury compensation cases that allows us to focus on delivering the highest level of client satisfaction possible in serious injury cases.
We can also demonstrate substantial expertise in many other areas of law that you may need, such as setting up a Trust to preserve the full value of your compensation award while ensuring you continue to receive state benefits to which you are entitled. We aim to be approachable and supportive as well as professional and effective so that the process of making a compensation claim after a serious injury is as simple and painless as possible.
Whether you have just a few bruises and scratches or suffered a catastrophic trauma, you'll receive the same expert advice recognised by our membership of and accreditations from the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Solicitors Panel for the Spinal Injuries Association, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and the Solicitors Panel for Headway (Brain Injury).
Your first concern may be 'how much is all this going to cost?' but don't worry about the costs and don't be put off seeking help. Our initial advice will cost you nothing and we'll give you that legal advice without any strings. If, during that 'no commitment consultation' we think your case stands a good chance of success, we'll go through the funding options (from existing legal expenses insurance cover you may already have to a Conditional Fee Agreement - better known as No-Win-No-Fee) to find the best option for you. We will always try to find a way of helping you that best suits your individual needs and financial circumstances.
We are an independent firm of national solicitors - not a claims management company or intermediary - with 10 offices spread throughout the UK. Your needs are our priority. We can arrange meetings at your convenience and preference over the 'phone, at one of our offices or when needed at your home.
We provide free initial advice and can often pursue your claim on a no-win-no-fee basis. Please contact us online or call us on our free helpline on 03700 868 686 to discuss your needs in complete confidence. Home visits can be arranged or we'll happily chat through the options with you. The helpline is manned seven days a week and lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
Our dedicated legal helpline can answer all of your legal questions instantly. Click on the link above to start an online chat with one of our legally qualified team.