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How can we help?
Our personal injury solicitors recognise that following an accident, many people are anxious about what is involved in bringing a claim for compensation. Our highly specialised, experienced and dedicated team of personal injury compensation claims solicitors are focussed on making the process as simple and easy to understand as possible. For free initial advice call our personal injury solicitors on 0203 816 0065.
From accidents at work, to car accident injury claims, if you have been injured in an incident that wasn't your fault, our personal injury solicitors are ready and waiting to help you claim the compensation you deserve often on a no win no fee basis.
As one of the largest firms of personal injury solicitors in the UK, we offer years of combined experience in providing bespoke legal advice to clients from all walks of life. We pride ourselves in making the whole process as simple as possible and alleviating the stress that many people encounter during legal proceedings.
What is my injury compensation claim worth?
Why choose Stephensons for your personal injury claim?
If you have suffered injury of any kind our expert legal advisors can quickly assess whether you have grounds for a compensation claim. If so, an experienced personal injury professional will help you to claim the appropriate level of compensation.
Accident compensation claims are always different and that’s why we provide a tailored service which treats every client as an individual. From road accident claims and accident at work claims to industrial disease claims and holiday accident claims, we can provide the knowledge, the experience and the dedication that you require to get the right result.
Our personal injury lawyers work hard to ensure that our services are constantly evolving to the needs of our customers. This way, no matter what life throws at you we can seek the right compensation for your needs.
It all starts with a simple conversation and some free, no obligation legal advice, so if you have been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, even if you are not sure if you have grounds for a claim, give us a call on 0203 816 0065.
There are a number of circumstances in which, unfortunately, Stephensons will be unable to assist you with any legal advice or support in regards to your personal injury claim. For example, if you have tried to claim in relation to this accident before, we will not be able to help. In addition to this, if you weren't injured as a result of the accident you are trying to claim for or if it has been more than 2.5 years since the date of your personal injury, we will be unable to assist you.
Personal injury - types of claims
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are able to deal with a wide variety of claims, including:
Our specialist solicitors can also advise if you feel you have been let down by another personal injury solicitor, if you feel you are the victim of professional negligence click the following link for more information: Solicitor negligence - personal injury
Personal injury claims - frequently asked questions
How long will a personal injury claim take?
Every personal injury case is unique, so this will depend upon the circumstances of your individual case. Some straightforward motor vehicle collisions may settled within a matter of months, where as a case involving a serious injury is likely to take much longer. We will be in a much better position to advise on this once we have completed our initial investigation of the case.
My injury occurred some time ago, can I still a claim for compensation?
The general rule is that you have 3 years from the date of your injury within which to make a claim. If the accident involved a child, then the 3 years only starts to run from the child's 18th Birthday. There are however exceptions to this rule, and it is always better to seek legal advice as soon as possible following any accident.
I am not even sure if I have a claim for compensation and wouldn't want to waste anyone's time.
We recognise that every case is different, and so we carefully assess every case on an individual basis. If we do not believe you have a case then we will tell you, as it is our obligation. It is not in anyone's best interests to proceed with a case we do not believe will succeed.
How much compensation am I likely to receive?
Again, as every personal injury case is unique, the amount of compensation will depend upon the particular circumstances of each case and the medical evidence, and other relevant evidence obtained. Until we know the extent and duration of the injuries suffered, we are unable to say how much compensation is likely to be awarded.
How will my personal injury claim be funded?
In nearly all cases, and this is subject to our early assessment procedure, we are able to offer a conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee). This will cost you nothing. There are however other means of funding, such as the existence of legal expense insurance, and we will be able to assist you in identifying at a very early stage, if this is available to you.
For a free, no obligation, discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 0203 816 0065.
Personal Injury Claim - My Experience by Beryl Richardson
Beryl Richardson shares her experience after an accident left her with a serious injury, she talks about how the incident occurred and how she found working with the personal injury team here at Stephensons to pursue a claim for compensation.
Accident at Work - My Experience by Keith Brown
Keith Brown shares his experience after an accident at work resulted in a serious injury, not only did the injury lead to Keith taking time off work but it also meant he would never be able to return to a similar role in the future.
Accidents Involving Children - Personal Injury Compensation Claims
Kate Sweeney, head of the personal injury department at Stephensons shares her experience after her son was injured due to being knocked over by a car when out cycling. Kate talks about the impact the incident had on her son and also what it was like pursuing a claim for compensation as a parent.
Personal Injury Compensation Claim Solicitors
Personal injury solicitor Danielle Callaway talks about making a claim for compensation if you have been injured in an accident which wasn't your fault. Danielle discusses the options available to you and how our legal experts can assist.
Cycling Injury Claim - My experience by Peter Baker
Peter Baker came to Stephensons after suffering an injury whilst riding his bike. In this video Peter shares his experience of his accident and how the personal injury solicitors at Stephensons were able to help him pursue a claim.
Serious Injury Claim - My experience by Christopher Hirst
Christopher Hirst came to Stephensons after suffering a serious injury during the course of his employment which ultimately led to the amputation of his arm. Here he shares his story and explains how the personal injury solicitors at Stephensons were able to help him pursue a claim for compensation.
Starting a personal injury compensation claim
If you have had an accident which was not your fault and you would like to know whether you have a personal injury claim which might entitle you to compensation then please call us on 0203 816 0065.
Free initial personal injury advice
We will not charge you to discuss your case and one of our personal injury specialists will contact you by telephone, at your convenience, to assist you.
There is no obligation on you to pursue a claim and after discussing it with us, if you have decided not to go ahead then it will have cost you nothing and you will have lost nothing.
Funding your personal injury claim
If after having discussed it with us, it appears that you do have a claim which you may wish to pursue then there are a number of ways that it could be funded without you having to pay any money up front.
We will always advise you on the best way to fund your claim. Often people already have legal expense insurance cover and we will assist you to find out if you have this so that you will not have to pay anything to make your claim.
Our personal injury solicitors can also work on a no win no fee basis.
Peace of mind with your personal injury claim
As we provide a nationwide service there is no need for you to come to our offices. However, if you would prefer face to face meetings these can be arranged.
In addition to helping you pursue your accident claim we can also provide you with advice on other very important issues at this time. For example if you are unable to work because of your injuries we can assist you to ensure that your are getting the full amount of state benefits to which you may be entitled to and that any housing or care needs arising from your injuries can be met while the claim is being made.
For a free, no obligation, discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 0203 816 0065.
We're widely accredited for our work - personal injury
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our personal injury team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.
Recently settled personal injury compensation claims
Our client was crossing the road when they were hit by the defendant's vehicle after they had cut a corner when turning resulting in them being on the wrong side of the road. The client was thrown into the air and onto the ground. The defendant left the scene as they did not have a driving license and were not insured. Our client suffered bruising and swelling to the right elbow, lower back pain and stiffness, left ankle pain, bruising to her face, right shoulder and right hip along with elevated anxiety, travel anxiety as a pedestrian, concentration and recall problems and social withdrawal. Our client received £5,250 in compensation.
Our client was stood against his vehicle ready to open the door when the defendant emerged from a nearby road at speed. The claimant felt that the defendant was no going to slow down so stood firmly pushed against the side of the closed car door. As the defendant passed their wing mirror collided with our clients shoulder shunting him sideways and into his own vehicle's wing mirror. He sustained soft tissue injuries to his shoulder, elbow and arm along with infected bursitis and shock. The client received £1,526 in compensation.
Our client was driving around a roundabout and was involved in a concertina collision when a car being driven by the defendant collided with the rear of his vehicle. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to his neck and left shoulder along with flashbacks, fear or travel and travel anxiety. We secured £3,200 in compensation for the client.
Our client was working at a children's care home when a resident tried to push her through a window. She sustained soft tissue injury to her neck and shoulders due to the violence of the push. She had to leave this job as she was continually harassed by the residents following this event. She was awarded £4247 in damages and £250 for loss of earnings.
Our client was involved in a road traffic accident and brought action against the defendant alleging he was in breach of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as he was driving with undue care and attention. Our client developed pain and stiffness to the right knee along with pain and stiffness in the lower back. Both of which recovered within nine months of the accident. Our client was awarded £3,503.
Our client was pushed down the steps outside of a parish hall whilst attending a family event. As a result of this he suffered damage to his front teeth, a fractured skull and nerve damage to his face which resulted in a two week hospital stay. He still suffers with some memory loss, fatigue, anxiety, incontinence and vision and hearing problems to the right side. An award was made to the claimant by the CICA of just over £29,000.
Our client was 79 years old when he walked in front of a driveway and the defendant reversed into his right leg. His GP advised that he had suffered a soft tissue injury and was to rest. However, the next day his symptoms deteriorated and an ambulance was called. He was taken to hospital and diagnosed with an infection in his leg and required a course of antibiotics and regular wound dressings. His injuries caused mild to moderately severe disability. Our client was diagnosed with cellulitis secondary to the accident which led to ulceration. He was left with permanent residual changes and would require treatment for the rest of his life. Our client advised that he is less steady on his legs and feels he is only able to leave the house when he is in the company fo his wife after being housebound until four months after the accident. He received £9,000 in compensation.
Our client was a passenger in a stationary car when the defendant failed to stop and collided with the rear of the vehicle he was travelling in. Later that day our client started to experience pain in his back and right shoulder and after visiting his local hospital he was diagnosed with soft tissue damage. The pain and stiffness remained at a moderate intermittent level for approximately six months post accident and fear of travel persisted at a moderate level for six months. Our client struggled to sleep due to his injuries, struggled to manage his personal care and was unable to exercise as effectively as he had done prior to the accident. Our client received £3,100 in compensation.
Our client was injured when a vehicle collided with the bus that he was travelling on. Paramedics attended the scene and our client was found to be in pain. He suffered neck pain and stiffness and was diagnosed with bilateral arm pain and paraesthesia. After an MRI scan he was diagnosed with an exacerbation of pre-existing severe symptomatic degenerative changes. Our client received £4,219.
Our client was injured when she was walking past a row of parked vehicles and the defendant reversed out of a parking space and knocked her to the floor. Our client suffered with pain and stiffness which resolved within seven weeks of the accident. Injuries to her hands and grazing to her right elbow as a result of the fall resolved four weeks post accident. She also suffered psychological symptoms and was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder - this was expected to be resolved within six months with the help of CBT treatment. The client received £5,110.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
Stephensons were amazing, they took me through the whole case step by step and kept me updated all the time. I'm so happy it's over now and the case is closed thanks to the team. I could not thank you guys enough.
View from a personal injury client
The national law firm, Stephensons, has been shortlisted in two categories at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2018. Stephensons is nominated for Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional – North) and for Best use of Marketing and Social Media. ...
staff reorder - personal injury
- Louise Griffiths
- Kate Sweeney
- Danielle Callaway
- Rebecca Dawber
- Pauline Smith
- Barry Sutton
- Robert Donlan
- Shahina Sakeria
- Cecilia Frodsham
- Clare Gammond
- Sarah Masters
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