I’m extremely proud of the work we do at Hudgells to help people rebuild lives following a serious, life-changing or catastrophic injury.
I always seek to establish a comprehensive rehabilitation support package at the outset and secure regular interim payments as we guide clients and their families through the legal process, and ensure the best possible final damages settlement for their long-term future.
Get to Know Samuel
Sam qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and is a highly-experienced catastrophic personal injury solicitor with a demonstrated history of running high-value and complex cases from inception to conclusion. He is skilled in conducting litigated cases nationwide in the County Court, High Court as well as the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Sam deals with a wide range of serious injury and fatal cases arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability. He has particular expertise in facilitating early rehabilitation in serious injury and traumatic brain injury cases to ensure the best possible recovery and return to independent living.
Sam maintains a positive attitude in what can be quite a challenging and stressful environment for his clients and is determined to achieve the best possible results and outcome.
I secured a compensation settlement of £7.5m for a man who was left in need of lifelong care and support after suffering a serious brain injury in a motorbike accident. The settlement covers the cost of dedicated care professionals and professional deputyship input supporting him for the rest of his life, enabling him to live as independently as possible. The dedicated care package which has been put in place has brought peace of mind for his parents.
I also secured a seven-figure settlement for a young man who sustained a serious head injury in a road traffic accident when he was a child. Although he has made a remarkable recovery from his injuries, his future earning capacity has been compromised and the settlement reflected this.
In another case I successfully settled a claim for £1,310,000 damages for a motorcyclist who sustained serious life changing orthopaedic injuries. The claim also included a complex claim for loss of earnings to include a loss of future share options.
I’m very proud of another case in supporting an inspirational woman who suffered serious injuries to her internal organ and multiple fractures in a car crash. I ensured a full rehabilitation plan, led by a dedicated case manager, was in place to provide an extensive package of physical, psychological and financial support, including home adaptations.
It was followed with a £300,000 interim payment which enabled her and her family to buy a bungalow, providing easy access and adaptations to give her full independence at home. Her legal claim reached a final settlement, without the need to go to court, securing a further substantial six-figure sum.
I also secured a great settlement for a client who suffered a crush injury to his foot in an accident at work. Despite being able to return to work he was left with long-lasting pain and needed surgery to insert a spinal cord stimulator to help relieve it. The case was successfully settled with the Defendant’s legal team in the sum for £627,000, which included covering the future private costs associated with replacing the spinal cord stimulator.
Another notable case saw me secure £500,000 damages and a long-term rehabilitation support package for a young man who suffered a serious leg break in a work accident.
Finalist in the “Unsung Hero Award” at the 2018 Insurance Post Claims Awards UK
Finalist in the “Catastrophic Solicitor of the Year Award’ at the national Personal Injury awards in 2019.
Highly talented solicitor, very effective negotiator and communicator, handles the largest of cases with skill and efficiency. – Legal 500 2023
I’ve worked with the charity Headway, which supports people with brain injuries and I volunteer with a community food bank in Hull which was set up by one of my clients.