No win, no fee serious injury compensation claims
Get expert legal advice from a specialist serious injury lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Serious injury compensation
When somebody suffers a serious injury it usually impacts hugely on not only the individual, but the lives of their loved ones as well.
This is why we tailor our support not only to those who suffer life-changing injuries to regain independence as quickly as possible, but also to those close to them.
Our serious injury support pledge
At Hudgell Solicitors we have a reputation for assisting in every possible way we can, from offering help to ease immediate worries such as work and family finances to pressing for the most suitable immediate and long-term treatment and rehabilitative care.
We have a track-record of securing early interim damages payments, helping ensure the earliest implementation of vital treatments, as well as covering the costs of essential home adaptations.
As part of our serious injury support, we pledge to offer all of our clients and their families:
- Immediate practical help – Dealing with issues from speaking to police, insurers and employers to assisting with probate.
- Medical assessments and treatment – We will work to arrange rehabilitation and mental health support.
- Buddy support – Where we can, we introduce clients to ‘buddies’ – others who have suffered similar injuries.
- Financial assistance – We always seek early interim payments to provide the support required, and signpost clients to charitable funds.
- Pro Bono support – Our lawyers are willing to use their expertise and contacts to make life easier for clients beyond the case, from helping with benefits appeals and employment advice to inquest representation.
- Long-term support – Not only do we focus on securing the highest possible damages, we also provide access to independent investment advice to ensure damages have maximum positive impact.
How to make a serious injury claim
Make a claim in seven easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
We will arrange an Immediate Needs Assessment and invite your opponent’s insurers to fund any treatment or further support that you require.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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When 14-year-old Jada Marsh was hit by a car on a zebra crossing on her way home from school and thrown twenty-feet into the air, it seemed as though her ambition of becoming a professional musician may have ended. Jada landed on her steel violin case and lay in the road drifting in and out […]
£1m damages settlement secured for 21-year-old man who suffered brain injury in car accident as a child
A 21-year old man who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident as a child has now been awarded £1m compensation to ensure he can access and fund any support required in later life. The man was represented by Hudgell Solicitors’ Serious Injury Manager Samuel McFadyen, a specialist in supporting people who suffer […]
Grandmother ‘so thankful’ for support as legal claim covered cost of bungalow and provided financial security after life-changing road accident
A grandmother who suffered life-changing injuries when in a head-on road accident says the support of her family – and the ‘outstanding’ help of Hudgell Solicitors – has ensured she has made the best possible recovery. Angela Menzies sustained serious multiple orthopaedic and physical injuries in the accident, which happened in the early hours of […]
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When a car accident brought tragedy and loss to the life of Barrie Steeley, he says trying to look forward to any sort of positive future was impossible. His partner Jennifer, 29, and their six-year-old daughter Kodi were both killed, leaving him as a single father to Morgan, aged four, and Brandon, a 15-month-old baby […]
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When Lewis Foster was knocked off his motorbike two years ago he faced a massive battle for survival –one he certainly wouldn’t have won without road safety heroes in the form of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Aged 17 at the time, he was given just a 35% chance of survival when emergency teams arrived at the […]
A man has been awarded a £627,000 damages settlement after being left suffering severe and debilitating pains following an accident at work. He suffered a crush injury to his foot and was later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a condition often triggered by an injury which results in much more severe and long-lasting […]
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What is a serious injury?
A serious injury is likely to be life changing and is often referred to as catastrophic, resulting in you having to rebuild your life and potentially changing it forever.
A strong network of support is vital, and at Hudgell Solicitors, we put the focus on ensuring you are given the best chance of moving towards recovery through helping you access much needed care and support.
We know that at times like this financial and emotional support is paramount to advising on the best possible care, we put client care and our expertise at the heart of everything we do to ensure the outcome deserved to make the future more comfortable.
Our aim is to do all we can to help you achieve the best possible quality of life, working to secure you the compensation that will prove vital in helping you on the road to recovery.
Who can claim for serious injury compensation?
If you have been left with a serious injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation – contact our friendly, knowledgeable team of lawyers today and they will explain how to make a claim.
At Hudgell Solicitors we have an expert team of serious injury lawyers with vast experience of handling claims cases relating to serious injury caused by accidents that were the fault of another, dealing with claims such as spinal, brain and amputation.
We will tell you immediately if we feel you could have a claim to pursue, and our expert personal injury solicitors will guide you through the process in a friendly, supportive and easy to understand manner.
How can Hudgell Solicitors help in my serious injury claim?
Hudgell Solicitors provides an industry leading service for victims of serious injuries, providing access to rehabilitation experts, specialist treatment providers, counsellors, and therapists for what can sometimes be a long process of recovery.
We are committed to dealing with your serious injury claim in a down to earth, straight-talking and friendly manner, at a time and place convenient to you. That means we are happy to speak to you either in hospital, or with your family and friends beside you at home.
Due to our commitment to offering the very best care and expertise for head and brain injury victims, we are proud members of the Brain Injury Group, the UK’s first dedicated panel of brain injury lawyers in which all members must be specialists in the area of brain injury claims.
One of the aspects of support our clients find most beneficial is the access we provide to our large supportive network of former clients and charity partner ambassadors who are willing to act as mentors and buddies, offering the chance to speak to people who have been in the same position, and faced the same challenges and difficulties in life.
We helped brain injury survivor Paul Spence establish his own charity to run a community-based a support centre.
Paul now supports our clients by helping them reach their recovery goals, and by advising our legal experts and rehab providers to ensure they have a better understanding of their needs from the start. Watch “A Story Of Hope – The Road to Recovery Following Brain Injury“.
How much compensation will I get for a serious injury claim?
Claiming compensation for a serious injury is a complex process, where the amount awarded will vary on a case by case basis. Fortunately, we handle cases like this all the time so we have a track record of dealing with compensation claims efficiently and successfully.
However, because of the long-term impact on a victim, the final settlement will often be a lot more substantial than an average personal injury compensation claim and may need interim payments to help support victims in their recovery.
The compensation awarded will reflect the pain and suffering which has been endured, alongside initial costs incurred and potential future losses as well. This may include costs for rehabilitation, nursing, home adaptations or specialist equipment as well as transport requirements. If the injured person was unable to return to work, the loss of future earning would also need to be factored in to any settlement.
How can serious injury compensation help me?
In all of the serious injury claims we take on, we will seek compensation to reflect the following areas:
- Your pain and suffering.
- Your loss of income.
- Your future job prospects.
- The effect on the quality of your mobility.
- The effect on your quality of life.
- Physical and psychological damage.
- Ongoing costs of private medical treatment.
- The cost of adapting your car or home in the event you are left physically disabled.
Compensation can help towards medical treatment and help relieve the financial stress that a serious injury can often cause to both the individual involved, and their families. It can also can help you recover loss of earnings, both now and in the future, including any vital adaptations that may be needed to your home to live more comfortably.
Our caring approach to legal advice allows us to give our clients a great deal of time and commitment, ensuring you get the best possible outcome in your case. We focus on getting you the compensation that will make your life easier and more manageable.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, or are acting on behalf of a family member or friend who has been left badly injured, we know you need not only sound legal advice, but support, sympathy and understanding about the impact the injury has had on your lives.
We also have strong relationships with care providers, rehabilitation experts and medical advisors who will all strive to help you and give you a better quality of life following your injury.
Why a Grant of Representation may be important in compensation claims?
One issue that often arises in a compensation claim involving a deceased person is that they did not leave a Will. In such cases their surviving spouse or dependants may need to obtain a Grant of Representation before a medical negligence or fatal accident claim can conclude or sometimes even progress.
However, it is important that the right person applies for the Grant of Representation. Read more here: What is a Grant of Representation and why are they important in compensation claims?
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