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We know a serious injury can be a hugely difficult and life-changing event which impacts not only the injured, but also their families. It is with that in mind that we place rehabilitation and family support at the heart of our work, ensuring those we represent are given the best possible chance of recovery, and that those around them are considered at all times too.

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Serious Injury Compensation Claims

Our specialist and dedicated team of serious injury solicitors have years of expertise and experience in supporting those who have suffered from serious and catastrophic injuries including those to the spinebrain and head.

Our service is tailored to each case, ensuring the best immediate care, advice and support is provided as soon as possible, whilst consideration is also given to the longer term challenges ahead. From assessing financial needs, mobility and rehabilitation requirements to providing the best medical care and emotional support, our aim is always to help the people we support regain the best level of future independence, as soon as possible.

Contact a member of our specialist teams if you have suffered from or need support in any of the following:

  • Life changing injury to the head or brain
  • Catastrophic injury affecting the spine and mobility
  • Serious accident leading to amputation

Please download a full copy of our Life Changing Injury Handbook.

Specialists in Serious Injury

Our role here is to provide everything you need to get on your journey back to the best possible health following a serious injury. We also ensure that you and your loved ones have the best additional care and support needed when in hospital and when you return home.

  • Provide access to specialist injury specific professionals so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation
  • Put people in touch with ‘buddies’ who have suffered similar injuries but are further down the recovery path
  • Work to ensure that you receive interim payments to meet your immediate needs, and cover any financial loss experienced
  • Help secure the maximum amount of compensation for your long term requirements, whilst getting you the rehabilitation you need




The Brain Injury Group was established in 2011 as a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and other specialist services to provide a gateway to information and advice for brain injured people, their families and carers.

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Making a Serious Injury Claim

If you or a member of your family has come to harm as a result of serious injury which was of no fault of your own, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. We put your interests first, ensuring the most appropriate and effective legal and medical specialists are handling your claim.

Contact a member of our specialist teams if you have suffered from or need support in any of the following:

Our Serious Injury Experts

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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.

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.

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.

You will also benefit from our customer service pledge, which has seen 9 out of 10 clients happy to recommend us.

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.

    "Angela Menzies almost died in a head-on crash in the summer of 2016, breaking both legs, both her knees and hips and nine ribs. She also"

    Samuel McFadyen, Associate, Personal Injury

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    The Hudgell Promise

    When we take on any case, we want you to feel reassured and confident in every aspect of your claim. That’s why we offer a service that puts your needs over and above anything else.

    Schedule our first meeting within 24 hours
    Return your phone call or email the very same day
    Reply to any letter you send us within 2 days
    Write to you every 4 weeks with updates on your case

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