Smith Jones is one of the UK’s fastest growing personal injury and accident litigation specialists – a law firm with a national reputation for getting results. A leader in the area of personal injury law with a winning mentality, we have secured over £10 million for clients in the past year alone.
Smith Jones personal injury solicitors represent clients throughout England and Wales from our offices in Lancashire and Warwickshire, providing individual care and attention to every client through our team of experienced lawyers – who are all specialists in personal injury litigation. Over the past 29 years, our business has increased substantially with many satisfied clients recommending Smith Jones to their friends and family, testimony to the quality of the services we provide.
If you are unsure whether a claim is a right way forward for you, we offer a number of options to help you find out more. Visit our questions about personal injury claims section where there are answers to the questions we most often hear from our clients. You can also take a look at what our clients say about our service or read some of our personal injury claim success stories.
If you feel you need more specific advice about your particular circumstances, please do call and talk to one of our experts. With Smith Jones personal injury solicitors you can be assured of a personal service from highly professional, experienced and understanding lawyers.
You can request a call back from one of our team or call our advice line on 0800 195 95 90, or click the orange tab on the left to chat to one of our team. We’re here to help you.
For A Free Initial Consultation
We operate on a ‘no-win no-fee’ basis, meaning that there is no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim for your accident or injury.
WE CARE ABOUT YOU
We get to know every one of our clients, understanding their unique needs and ensuring they are well represented and cared for.
INJURY CLAIM SPECIALISTS
We only handle personal injury and accident cases, meaning we have a vast depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to both assessing your claim and fighting for your compensation.
OPEN SINCE 1988
We have been fighting for our clients since 1988. We are authorized and regulated by the SRA and are accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Law Society.
We have extensive experience dealing with and claiming for high-profile accidents and injuries. This has garnered us a reputation as one of the best personal injury & accident solicitors in the UK.
AVERAGE CLAIM £11,500*
If your claim is successful then you will receive a cash sum after a decision or settlement has been reached – our average payout is over £11,500.
Personal Injury and Accident Solicitor FAQs:
WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION?
Personal injury compensation is money that awarded to a person who has been hurt or left with damages from an accident that was not their fault. It can be best described as a financial settlement that covers costs for your injury and helps you manage the impact that the injury has had on your life, now and into the future.
Personal injury compensation isn’t awarded to anybody who has been involved in an accident. In order to qualify for, and put in a successful claim for compensation, the following criteria need to be met:
- Your accident was within the last three years
- The accident or negligence was caused by someone else
- You suffered an injury or damages as a result of said accident.
To speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors call us on 24/7 freephone 0800 195 95 90
CAN I CLAIM PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION?
Each year, around 4 million people suffer injuries from an accident that was not their fault. While this number is staggering, only an estimated one in every four people who were involved in an accident go on to make a claim for compensation. One theory as to why this is highlights the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory law system. Another points out that many people who may be entitled to compensation are thought to believe it too much hassle, or have a fear that the case could drag on for years and nothing gets resolved.
While these fears aren’t ungrounded, making a claim for compensation with Smith Jones representing you means it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. First, we will establish if you have a case. If someone else was entirely to blame then it’s very likely you will be able to claim for all your damages. If both you and the other parties were to blame then your damages will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of the blame. If no one else was at fault for your accident then you cannot claim.
Secondly, we will assess what damages that you are able to claim for. A typical claim might include:
- Compensation for bodily harm, pain, suffering, discomfort or inconvenience
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of any treatments, equipment or medicines as a result of your injury
- The cost or value of care
- Damages to any personal belongings or property
- Any other expenses accrued as a result of the incident or environment
After an investigation of your claim, in which we will gather witness statements, incident reports, and any other relevant documents, we will be able to advise you on the chances of your compensation claim being successful. If you are happy to proceed we then put forward the claim to the party responsible and their insurance company. A majority of claims are settled before they go to court, however, some will need to be ruled on by the magistrate. If this is the case, then you can ensure that Smith Jones Solicitors will fight to ensure the success of your claim, and keep you informed and supported every step of the way.
HOW IS MY FINAL CLAIM AMOUNT CALCULATED?
Smith Jones Solicitors will negotiate your final settlement amount based on your experience, damages and the impact your injury has had on your life. This means that the final settlement figure that you receive is completely unique to you. As such, we won’t be able to tell you exactly how much you could receive online, although our claims calculator will be able to give you an approximate figure. Below is a further list of things our solicitors will consider when we negotiate your compensation:
- The severity of your injury, as well as your recovery-time
- The long-term effects of your injury and rehabilitation
- The time and money you’ve lost having to take off work
- Any care or assistance that you’ve received (Even if from a family member!)
- Any adaptations that you have had to make to your home, car or life
- Any medical expenses or treatments, from physiotherapy to prescription costs
WHAT DOES 'NO WIN NO FEE' MEAN?
Under a “No Win No Fee” agreement, you the claimant are only be expected to pay your solicitor fees if your compensation claim is decided in your favour. These costs are pre-agreed with you before you let us represent you, so there will be no hidden fees. In the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is rejected, you still won’t pay any legal fees. The document that sets out the details of the arrangement is called the CFA or the Conditional Fee Agreement.
There are some cases which we can’t take on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. If this applies to you, we will let you know beforehand.
WHAT IS THE SMITH JONES 'PLAIN SPEAKING PROMISE'
At Smith Jones, we pride ourselves on our professional yet “plain speaking” approach. The advice we give is based on many years of experience and stands for itself – without needing to be masked with legal jargon or confusing language.
We understand that having to deal with the law or speak to a lawyer for the first time can be daunting. So, we always take the time to explain what’s going on in a friendly and relaxed way. We talk through your options with you and clarify the process, step by step. We have had our doors open for 30 years, and in that time helped a wide range of happy clients; many of whom had their cases turned down by other firms before going on to be won by us.