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Personal Injury Solicitors in London

Eclipse Proclaim PI awards Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year winnersA personal injury is exactly that – it’s personal to you. We understand that your circumstances are unique and we treat every personal injury compensation claim accordingly. Our team of London personal injury solicitors has an enviable track record of getting the results that you both want and deserve.

It could be a car accident, an accident at work, a sporting accident, holiday claim or a problem caused by medical negligence. Whatever the issue we will help you make a personal injury claim and support you the whole way through the process.

Because it’s personal to you, we ensure that you are teamed with the right expert from our team of personal injury lawyers. This will ensure that your claim is dealt with by the person best suited to your circumstances, and who has the right level of expertise, and passion, to get you the result you deserve.

Our London based team will maintain close contact throughout your claim so you know who you need to speak with and who is supporting you. We’re always available to answer your questions.

We’re here for you and we’re fighting for what’s right. It’s what we’ve always done, and because it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

What the legal profession says about us

“Advises claimants on the full range of fast-track and multi-track personal injury claims, including abuse and brain injury in children. Regularly handles claims featuring multiple litigants and cases with human rights implications.” Chambers & Partners 2017.

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Our Personal Injury Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.

HJA's Personal Injury team with their Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year award.

Personal Injury team with the Eclipse Proclaim Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year award 2016.

  • What's the process?

    What is ‘No Win, No Fee’?

    ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements have been lawful for a limited range of cases since 1995. Under the agreement, we will not charge you for any work done on the case by us unless you win your case.

    You ‘win’ if your opponent agrees or is ordered to pay you damages. If you don’t win, we get nothing. If you win you can generally expect your opponent to be ordered to pay some of your legal costs.

    Do you have a personal injury claim?

    If you are not sure whether you should make a claim, the best thing to do is speak to us. Call us free for an initial discussion about your case.

    Why you should contact Hodge Jones & Allen instead of other personal injury solicitors?

    Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is a highly regarded firm of London based solicitors with more than three decades’ experience fighting on behalf of accident victims.

    If you have had an accident, you need to get the right medical attention to protect you and speed your recovery. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322

    If you think that you have an injury claim then contact us by phone or email for a free initial interview. This interview can be done over the ‘phone. We will quickly put your mind at ease and assess the likelihood of a successful claim. We do most of our work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis which means that you don’t pay anything if you lose (or abandon the case on our advice). We will advise you on that in the first interview. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322

    If you want us to represent you, we then send a letter of claim to the other side (known as the defendant) or submit the claim through a dedicated secure electronic portal to them. This begins a protocol period of up to 3 months at the end of which the defendant either admits or denies the responsibility. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322

    In the meantime we work with you to gather the best evidence and medical information to support your case. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322

    If the defendant admits responsibility for your injury, we negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. If they do not, then we will advise you on what happens next. This might mean taking the claim to court. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322

    We will do all we possibly can to help you get your life back on track. You can contact one of our understanding and caring specialist solicitors directly who will ensure that your enquiry is dealt with promptly, professionally and in confidence.

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  • FAQs

    We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about making a personal injury claim. You’ll find some frequently asked questions below, but if you can’t find the answer to your questions below, please call our experienced team and we’ll be happy to help.

    Please note that the answers below are not meant to offer legal advice and we recommend you get in touch with one of our experienced solicitors to explain your issue.

    Does my injury have to be recent to make a claim?

    Yes, there are strict time limits that apply to claims. With personal injury cases this is three years after the injury occurred, which is usually the date of the accident. There are exceptions to this rule such as claims for medical accidents (known as medical negligence) where the injury or medical condition might not become apparent for years. In those cases, the three-year period may begin on the date that you became aware of the condition.

    How long will my personal injury claim take?

    We aim to settle our more straightforward cases within six to nine months (where liability is not disputed). The length of time your case will take to conclude depends upon a number of factors (for example, the extent of the injury; whether the other side denies responsibility; the length of time you need to take off work; and any care you need). We will give you a better idea about timescales once we know a little more about your case. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process.

    How much compensation can I expect to receive?

    The compensation awarded will vary according to the seriousness of the injury and circumstances of your claim – try our Claims Estimator to the right. You can also read about some of the cases that we have won on behalf of our clients and the amount of compensation they received here.

    Will my personal injury claim be worth it?

    If you have suffered injury as a result of another person who may, for example, be the driver of a car, your employer, a Government body or owner of a property, you might be able to claim compensation from them. The amount of compensation will reflect the seriousness of the injury and, especially for a more serious injury, can make a massive difference to your life. The compensation might go to replacing your lost income if you cannot work as a result of the accident, and it might cover medical treatment such as an operation or physiotherapy.

    How much will my accident claim cost me?

    Under normal circumstances, you will receive damages if you win the case and your accident claim will not cost you any money in legal fees if you lose. If you believe you have a claim, contact us. In the first free initial conversation, you can discuss your claim with one of our specialist lawyers. We run many of our cases on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

    Alternative funding and other payment options might be available depending on the circumstances of your case.

    We will arrange an insurance policy for you, to cover any liability to pay your own disbursements and the costs of your opponent. The premium for this policy is self-insured – this means you do not have to pay the premium in advance.

    If you win:

    • You recover damages
    • You will recover fixed or assessed costs
    • You will not recover the premium for the insurance policy, our success fee and some of our basic charges
    • We will make a deduction from your damages for any unrecovered costs
    • We aim to keep deductions to a minimum provided all recoverable costs and damages are paid by your opponent and you have complied with the conditions in the agreement.

    If you lose:

    • You don’t have to pay the cost of the insurance (this is how a self-insured premium works)
    • We waive all our costs (hence ‘no win, no fee’)
    • Your disbursements will be paid by the insurance
    • Your opponent’s costs are not payable by you under rules of court unless
      the proceedings have been struck out
    • the claim is fundamentally dishonest
    • the claim includes a claim for the financial benefit of someone else

    Plus, you will not have to pay any expenses as the case proceeds. We pay them on your behalf.

    What types of injury can I claim for?

    You can claim compensation for all kinds of physical and mental injury, including accidents at work, road traffic injuries and medical negligence.

    If the accident or injury was not your fault and the other side is to blame, we can make a claim against them directly or against their insurance company.

    Can I make a claim if my injury happened whilst I was abroad?

    If your injury occurred whilst you were abroad, perhaps on holiday, you can still make a claim for compensation. Because your injury happened outside of England and Wales the law of the country where the accident took place may apply. Our specialist holiday claims solicitors will be able to advise you.

    Read more about holiday injury claims and contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors.