Personal Injury Claims

We know that an accident can have
a devastating effect

We deal with all sorts of personal injury claims, including road traffic cases, school and workplace injuries, holiday claims and sexual abuse claims.

We know that an accident can have a devastating effect, not only on the injured person, but on those who are close to them, sometimes changing lives forever.  We also know how daunting it can be to suddenly have to deal with hospitals, the police, insurance companies, and the courts.  We have the experience to deal with all of those things for you, and from day one you will have us very firmly on your side.

How we work with you

The first thing that we will do is contact the authorities to inform them that we are instructed.  Then we begin the process of gathering primary evidence, such as police reports, images from CCTV cameras, and statements from independent witnesses. 

If the cause of the accident is not clear, we often instruct an expert – perhaps an engineer, or an Accident Reconstruction Expert, who will carefully analyse all of the physical evidence, and if necessary, visit the scene of the accident.   

We also gather evidence to help us understand the nature of our client’s injuries, and we are very experienced in interpreting medical records, and obtaining the best expert medical opinion to assist in the case. 

 

Cases we have worked on

We have huge experience in this area, and spend much of our time working with medical and rehabilitation experts.  Many of our clients have very serious injuries, and over the years we have acted in cases involving:

  • Brain Injury;
  • Spinal Injury;
  • Orthopaedic Injuries – broken legs and arms;
  • Amputations;
  • Polytrauma/multiple injuries;
  • Scarring;
  • Blindness;
  • Psychiatric Injury including reactive depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

The law states that the purpose of compensation is to restore the person, insofar as it is possible, to the position that they were in before the accident.  Sadly, this can sometimes only be in financial terms, but we can put together privately funded rehabilitation regimes, working with very experienced experts in care, therapy, equipment and accommodation.  All of this is funded from the compensation, and for many of our clients this results in multi-million pound settlements.

Clients with life changing injuries may never return to their professions or businesses, but we are very experienced in calculating the value of future loss of earnings and pension rights, to help with financial security for the future.   Similarly, because many of our clients either own or manage businesses, we know how to value and assess commercial losses, and build them into the claim.

Above all, although we are lawyers, working within the legal system, we never forget that our clients are real people, and that our job is to make sure that they get the best possible outcome.

What clients and directories have said

Kingsley Napley LLP’s ‘top-flight’ clinical negligence team remains a ‘front runner’, and provides an ‘amazing level of service’.

Legal 500

Clients are "absolutely delighted" with the superlative service they receive from the "experienced, skilful, compassionate and understanding" team.

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

 

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