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, 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 30 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.
Our legal team specialises in dealing with accident and personal injury claims only. We have been providing legal services in the UK since 1988 and are accredited through the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, as well as The Law Society and, are regulated and authorised by the SRA.
We understand that each of our clients are different and that each case is unique. Therefore we take the time to get to know you and your requirements in order to provide you with top legal representation and the care you deserve.
- No Win No Fee
- Injury Claim Specialists
- Open Since 1988
- Typical Claim Over £13, 500*
- We Care About Every Client
- Renowned Legal Firm
- Over 90% Success Rate
- Plain Speaking Approach
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
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 information. Feel more than welcome to give us a call on 0800 195 95 90, or read further about the specific claim types below:
What is Personal Injury Compensation?
This 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.
Compensation isn’t awarded to anybody who has been involved in an accident. In order to qualify for, and put in a successful claim through our injury lawyers, 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 Personal Injury Solicitors call us on 24/7 freephone 0800 195 95 90
What are the Benefits of Using a Personal Injury Lawyer?
It has been estimated that each year about 4 million people get injured due to other people’s negligence, mistakes, and sometimes intent. Moreover, whilst the number of injured people is staggering, what is even more astonishing is the number of people who do not make a claim for compensation, even though they are entitled to. It is estimated only 1 in 4 people make a claim.
One theory that tries to explain this trend is that some people feel that the laws involved and procedure involved in making claims are too complex. Others still have the notion that the compensation process will drag on and yield no positive outcome. As such, they do not want to go through too much hassle of claiming compensation with no actual benefits to be experienced.
These perceptions that people have of the process of making a claim do have some validity. There is a potential for the process dragging on for months or even years, especially if the case is not handled well. However, when you hire Smith Jones to represent, this need not be the case. We make use of a robust tried and tested method to ensure that the process goes along smoothly.
To this end, we begin by establishing whether or not you have a case. If someone else is entirely responsible for the accident, more often than not you will be in a position to make a claim. If both of you are to blame, we make a point of establishing the proportion of blame that every involved party is responsible for. Finally, if no one was at fault, you cannot make a claim.
The second part of our process is to establish the damages that you can make a claim. Typically, a claim might include:
- Compensation for pain and suffering, bodily harm, discomfort or inconvenience,
- Loss of earnings,
- Cost of treatments, medicines, and equipment needed due to your injury,
- The value or cost of care,
- Compensation for damages to any personal property or belongings,
- Other expenses accrued due to the accident.
Following our investigation where we gather all relevant evidence such as witness statements, relevant documents, and incidents reports, we will advise on how likely you are to be successful at making your claim. If you are satisfied with your chances, we will proceed to make the claim against the party responsible and their insurance company.
The vast majority of claims are settled before going to court. However, some cases do end up before the magistrate. In such cases, you can rest assured that Smith Jones Solicitors are committed to diligently fighting for your rights. Importantly, we will keep you supported and informed throughout the process.
How Is My Final Settlement Determined?
Our experienced and professional lawyers will focus on making sure you receive the highest settlement possible. The amount of money you receive will depend on several different factors, including the severity of the different injuries you have sustained and the different ways those injuries have negatively impacted your life.
For example, you may have been out of work for weeks or months due to your injuries, causing you to lose thousands of pounds that you would have otherwise earned from your place of employment. The settlement varies tremendously based on each client’s personal situation, so, because of that we cannot give you an exact number, but we do offer a claims calculator that will provide you with an estimate.
While negotiating the settlement, our lawyers will carefully review several different aspects of your case, such as:
• The types of injuries you have sustained.
• The amount of time you have spent recovering from those injuries.
• The amount of treatment you have had to receive.
• The money you have lost out on due to being out of work.
• The professional medical care you may need to receive because of your injuries.
How Can No Win No Fee Help?
While some aspects of a compensation claim are unpredictable, the no win, no fee agreement is not. We will confirm with you the funding arrangements for your particular claim beforehand. As long as you co-operate and follow our advice throughout the course of your claim, there will be no charges if your claim is unsuccessful.
The no win, no fee arrangement, as guided by the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), allows you to be prepared, no matter how your claim turns out. When you win, you can simply pay the agreed upon amount; however, in the event your compensation claim is denied, you pay nothing.
There are a variety of funding options available to you and will be discussed with you in advance
What Is This 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.