Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in London

If you have suffered a personal injury and want to make a claim for an accident, injury or illness, our team of solicitors in London can help. We have over 40 years’ experience helping individuals and their families through what can be a very stressful and emotional time.

Our incredible track record has garnered fantastic reviews from our clients as well as a number of awards and commendations including consistently high rankings in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK.

‘They are prepared to take on difficult cases and always have their clients’ best interests at heart. ‘
Legal 500

Our specialist personal injury team is accredited by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and many are individual members of The Law Society Personal Injury Panel.

Contact our specialist team today on 0808 231 6369 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

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The work we do

Our personal injury lawyers have obtained millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, to cover lost income when they are unable to work, home adaptations they may need to make and other damages.

We place your rehabilitation and recovery at the centre of your case and claim. That’s why we can also help access private treatment and rehabilitation that may not be available on the NHS.

To make sure we can fully support our clients, we are committed to partnerships and working links with many charitable and support groups who work in this area, including:

  • Headway
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum
  • Brake – the road safety charity

Our successful cases and the compensation we win for our clients show what our teams are able to do and the people they have helped.

Compensation is only part of the work we do, our personal injury solicitors also help access rehabilitation and medical care to help you make the best recovery possible.

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury is either a physical injury, disease or illness, or a psychological injury/ condition that has been caused by someone else’s fault or negligence. In some cases, it may result in death giving rise to a fatal accident claim.

A personal injury may have been caused by:

  • accidents at work
  • car or road traffic accidents – as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian
  • injuries caused by negligence during hospital or medical treatment
  • accidents in a public place (known as public liability)
  • accidents in others’ premises (known as occupiers’ liability)
  • accidents on holiday

A personal injury can be detrimental to the quality of life of the injured person, either temporarily throughout the healing process, or permanently in cases of severe life-changing or catastrophic injuries.

Personal Injury Claim advice

Our personal injury solicitors deal with a wide range of personal injuries and life-changing situations, such as:

Brain injury

Our specialist solicitors have extensive experience of acting for both children and adults with brain injuries. We understand that every brain injury is different and offer a tailored approach to each case.

Accidents at work claims

If you have been injured in an accident at work that has taken place within the last three years and can show that it was not your fault, we may be able to help you claim for compensation.

Accidents abroad or on holiday

When travelling abroad on holiday or for business, few people think about what would happen if you had an accident in a foreign country. We have helped thousands of people claim compensation for accidents abroad.

Amputation and limb loss claims

Undergoing an amputation can be a traumatic and life-changing experience for both yourself and your loved ones. Our team of highly experienced, specialist personal injury lawyers will support you at every stage of your recovery.

Asbestos and mesothelioma

Our London-based team of solicitors have the specialist skills and knowledge needed to help clients seek compensation for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

Loss of sight

Around two million people in the UK live with some degree of sight loss. At Hodge Jones & Allen, our personal injury specialists are here to support you and your family following sight loss caused by injury.

Fatal accident and injury

We know the death of a loved one can leave you struggling to cope both financially and physically. Although no amount of money can make up for the physical loss, we’ll work with you to claim fatal injury compensation to help you adjust in the short and long-term.

Car and road accident claims

Our expert team deal with many different types of car injury claims every year, from broken legs to those with more serious injuries, including spinal injuries, amputation and brain injuries.

Slips and trips claims

Whether your slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or on the pavement, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. A claim for compensation could help you overcome the loss of earnings as well as cover any future medical costs.

Burns, scalding and scarring injuries

Our specialist personal injury solicitors have over 40 years’ experience in dealing with burns and scalding injuries. We have often helped clients get the compensation they deserve as well as any necessary treatment for their injury.

Dental injuries

Whether your dental injury occurred during a work accident, trip or car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our specialist team can take on your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Product liability claims

In cases where a potentially faulty product is responsible for your injury, it may possible to bring a claim for compensation against the manufacturer, suppliers, distributors or retailers. Our specialist team will assist you throughout your claim.

Spinal injury claims

We understand the impact a spinal injury will have on almost every aspect of day-to-day life. We will assist and support an injured person in adapting to the changes and challenges they will face.

Sports injury claims

Whatever sport you play and no matter what age you are, there’s always the risk of suffering an injury. If you have suffered a sporting injury within the last three years due to an incident that could have been prevented and which was someone else’s fault, our team can help you claim for compensation.

Contact our specialist team today on 0808 231 6369 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

How to make a personal injury claim

  1. Carry out a free initial consultation. Get in touch with us. We will ask you about what has happened, the injury and assess the best way to help you.
  2. No Win No Fee agreement. This means you won’t have to pay anything upfront, and there are no financial risks or obligations to you if your claim is unsuccessful provided you have taken out After the Event Insurance (ATE).
  3. Contact the insurers of the party who was at fault. We contact the insurers of the party at fault for your accident to seek their agreement to fund early rehabilitation and an admission of liability.
  4. Seek an early interim payment. This is to help relieve any financial pressure and to fund medical and rehabilitation treatment as well as expenses whilst we finalise your claim.
  5. If they do not accept responsibility, we will gather additional evidence to prove their fault. Evidence will also be needed to support your claim for damage. This can include independent medical expert evidence, witnesses who can attest to how much help you have needed after the accident, and anyone else we feel would support your case.
  6. If your claim is successful, we will fight to get the best possible compensation. You’ll then receive your compensation.

What’s the difference between general and special damages?

Personal injury compensation is assessed by looking at two types of compensation.

  • General damages – the actual injury element of the compensation.
  • Special damages – the financial losses that flow from the injury.

General damages

Compensation for the physical and/or mental pain and suffering, disfigurement or impairment, and lowered quality of life (due to physical and mental limitations, such as no longer being able to undertake previous favourite sports or hobbies).
Your solicitors may refer to this as Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity (PSLA). We will collate the medical and supporting evidence to prove this part of your claim.

Special damages

Compensation for the financial losses that are a direct result of your injury. The most obvious of these are loss of earnings due to incapacity to work. This would include compensation if the medical evidence indicates that you are unlikely to work in the future. A pension loss calculation may also be appropriate.

Additionally, the time a loved one spends looking after you in the immediate aftermath of the accident can be recovered. Treatment expenses, such as physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), prescription costs, unused gym membership, travel expenses to and from the hospital and damaged items of clothing also fall into this category.

This is not an exhaustive list as every case is different. Your personal injury solicitor will discuss this with you and make sure that all financial losses that can be recovered are included.

Generally, you have three years from the date of an accident through negligence to make a personal injury claim – so don’t delay – get in touch today.

How long will your personal injury claim take?

A personal injury compensation claim can vary in terms of how long it will take to complete.

For a very simple claim, where there is an admission of liability and the injury is relatively minor, this can be a matter of weeks.

If there is no admission and the injuries are more serious then this can take longer as it will involve more in-depth evidence gathering and consultation with experts. It may also be necessary to issue court proceedings.

Contact our specialist team today on 0808 231 6369 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

Frequently asked questions

Who pays the compensation?

If your claim is successful, the party who are at fault will usually pay the compensation due.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Yes, there are strict time limits that apply to make a personal injury claim. You have three years after the injury occurred which is usually the date of the accident but can be some time after the event, such as in the case of medical negligence.

In these circumstances, the period may begin on the date that you became aware of the conditions.

Should I pursue a personal injury claim?

If you have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence you have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will reflect the seriousness of the injury. Compensation may be awarded for ongoing medical care, lost earnings and other expenses that can make a massive difference to your life at a difficult time.

What are disbursements?

They are costs that our solicitors will have to pay to third parties to help prepare for your case, such as hiring a medical expert or court fees.

 

What do I have to pay if my claim is unsuccessful?

Provided that you have acted in accordance with our advice, all costs are waived under a No Win, No Fee. The ATE premium will be waived and that policy will pay for our disbursements and our opponent’s disbursements and costs. There are circumstances where you may become liable for costs and your personal injury solicitor will advise you of these in advance – but this generally only occurs if you fail to cooperate with us, or have acted fraudulently or dishonestly in your instructions.

Can I make claim if I was injured while abroad?

Yes, you can make a claim if you were negligently injured while abroad on holiday or for work. As your injury occurred outside England and Wales, the law of the country where you were injured may apply. Our specialist solicitors will be able to advise you directly when you call us.

For an initial free consultation please call us today on 0808 231 6369 or if you prefer to email, please use our contact form.