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.
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.
We have assisted thousands of clients, and have a success rate of over 90%
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 with one of our team. We’re here to help you.
IF YOU’RE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU CAN MAKE A CLAIM, OR EVEN IF YOU WOULD JUST LIKE TO SPEAK TO AN EXPERT OVER THE PHONE ABOUT THE CLAIMS PROCESS, THEN PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO CALL OUR FREE HELPLINE ON 0800 195 95 90 AND WE WILL GLADLY ASSIST YOU.
NO-WIN NO-FEE LAWYERS*
We offer our legal services on the basis of “no-win no-fee” which means that even if your accident or injury claim is unsuccessful, you don’t lose out financially.
YOU ARE UNIQUE
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.
SPECIALISING IN INJURY CLAIMS
Our legal team specialises in dealing specifically with accident and personal injury claims using their vast knowledge, skill and experience to assess your case and present the best case for fair compensation.
OPERATING SINCE 1988
We have been providing legal services in the UK since 1988 and are accredited though the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as well as The Law Society and are regulated and authorised by the SRA.
Our legal team has built a reputation for providing legal services for high-profile clients as well as injury and accident cases. We are one of the most well-renowned accident and personal injury solicitors currently operating in the UK.
TYPICAL CLAIM VALUE OVER £13,500*
A successful claim will lead to a cash lump sum being paid to you directly after a court decision or settlement agreement has been reached. On average, our clients receive in excess of £13,500.
FAQ’s of Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors:
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 stagging, what is even more astonishing is the number of people does not make a claim for compensation, even though they are entitled to the compensation. 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. Other 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 of the case is not handle well. However, when you hire Smith Jones to represent, this need not be the case. We make use of a robust tied 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 to bear. As such, your compensation will be reduced to reflect the proportion of blame that you have to bear. Finally, if no one was at fault, more often than 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 as of the environment or 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 thereafter proceed to make the claim with 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 AMOUNT DETERMINED?
Our experienced and professional solicitors 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 dollars that you would have otherwise earned from your place of employment. The settlement amount 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 solicitors 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 the injuries.
• The number of surgical procedures 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 YOU?
While some aspects of a compensation claim are unpredictable, the no win, no fee agreement is not. As the claimant, the fees you’re obligated to pay are pre-determined with your solicitor, but you’re only going to be charged if you win your claim.
A no win, no fee arrangement, as guided by the Confidential 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.
Not all cases qualify for the no win, no pay, but you’ll be informed of your eligibility and have the chance to weigh all your options, before your case advances.
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.
Reasons to Choose Us?
- No Win No Fee.
- We aim to recover your loss of earnings.
- We will Target the Maximum Compensation for you.
- Over 30 years Experience
- Over a 90% Success Rate.
- We will always keep you up to date & explain the whole process to you. We operate a professional yet “plain speaking” approach.
- We are here to Shoulder the Responsibility for your claim.