It has now been four months since the government changes to low value road traffic accident claims were introduced, and the Official Injury Claims (OIC) website launched, on 31 st May 2021. The changes not only reduced the amount of compensation due...
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. Call our personal injury solicitors on 01616 966 229.
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.
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, 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 01616 966 229.
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.
The team’s work was commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019 which is testimony to their expertise.
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 make 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). 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 no obligation discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 01616 966 229.
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 01616 966 229.
Personal injury claim 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 no obligation, discussion about these matters with one of our personal injury specialists please call us on 01616 966 229.
Why should I choose Stephensons for my personal injury claim?
As a team or as individual lawyers, our personal injury specialists are active and leading members of, or approved by, key associations to enhance our ability to help you, including:
- Personal Injury Accreditation - The Law Society
- Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)
- Associate members and on the executive committee of the Credit Hire Organisation
- Limbless Association
- Disabled Motoring UK
- Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are held in the highest regard by the Legal 500 - The Legal 500 analyse the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme to provide an up-to-date vision of the global legal market.
"On the personal injury side, the group, led by Kate Sweeney, advises on catastrophic injury claims, accidents at work, accidents abroad and industrial disease claims. Danielle Callaway has substantial experience in employers' and public liability, abuse and RTA claims."
"The practice as a whole offers a very professional service. Client confidentiality was kept at all times, and their customer service is second to none. The members of staff I spoke with were always helpful and supportive."
"Kate Sweeney is extremely personable; her knowledge and understanding of the personal injury claims process and sector as a whole is extensive – she also has a great sense of humour."
"Danielle Callaway is an outstanding lawyer. She is friendly, approachable and has en eye for detail. I have confidence that she is on top of the case and the issues that require attention."
"Stephensons Solicitors LLP has the ‘client at the forefront of its mind; the team will not compromise on quality and provides a timely and professional service to clients while ensuring that the client has at all times a good understanding of the process and the desired outcomes’. The ‘honest, caring, knowledgeable, professional and passionate’ Kate Sweeney leads the personal injury team and ‘always shows a genuine interest in what is best for the accident victim’. The ‘very supportive and understanding’ Danielle Callaway is also recommended. Rebecca Dawber (also a senior associate) is ‘proactive and very effective; she understands the importance of rehabilitation to her clients as well’. The practice is best known for representing clients in serious accidents at work, public liability and road traffic accident cases involving complex or fatal injuries. It has several niche areas of expertise such as advising on foreign accidents, amputations and industrial disease claims."
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.
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staff reorder - personal injury
- Louise Griffiths
- Kate Sweeney
- Danielle Callaway
- Robert Donlan
- Rebecca Dawber
- Pauline Smith
- Shahina Sakeria
- Sarah Masters
- Brea Carney-Jones
- Steven Jones
- Katie Plappert