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 Solicitors prides itself on being one of the UK’s fastest growing personal injury and accident litigation specialists. In fact, we’re already established as being a leading law firm with a national reputation for getting the best results for our clients. How? Because our team of experienced lawyers are fuelled by a truly winning mentality. In fact, the team have already secured over £10 million in compensation for our clients during the past year alone. It’s what we do best.
Want to learn more about the secret of our success? Then read on and put us to the test. We’re confident you won’t be disappointed. You can also 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.
Where are you based?
Smith Jones personal injury solicitors represent clients across England and Wales from our offices in Burnley and Kenilworth. Over the past 30 years our business has increased substantially with many of our clients recommending us to their friends and family – thus providing testimony to the quality of services we provide.
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How can I find out more about your services?
If you’re unsure whether making a claim is the right way forward for you, we offer a number of different options to help you find out more about us and what we do.
You can either:
- Visit our personal injury claims section to see some of the questions we’re often asked by potential clients by clicking here
- Read more about our personal injury claim success stories
- Call us on Freephone number 0800 195 95 90
- Click on the orange tab on the left to chat to one of our friendly team
- Request a call back by clicking here
However you choose to get in touch with us, with Smith Jones personal injury solicitors you can be assured of a genuinely personal service from highly professional, experienced and understanding lawyers.
Why choose Smith Jones for my personal injury claim?
Unlike many other law firms, Smith Jones specialises in personal injury claims – it’s what we do, it’s all we do – as such, we don’t have any of the distractions that mixed practices face.
What’s more, we understand how important compensation can be following an accident or illness. However, this is only a very small part of what we do when you instruct us to represent you. In fact, as well as helping you to recover the compensation you deserve, our experienced personal injury lawyers will also help you to access the right rehabilitation, care and support you might need to help get you back on the road to recovery. Put simply, you can count on our team to do their upmost for you, protect your interests and fight to get the best possible outcome without you having to worry.
Who can claim for a personal injury or accident?
Anyone can make a claim for a personal injury. However, if you’re under the age of 18 then the Courts will look to appoint what is known as a ‘litigation friend’ to manage the claim on that person’s behalf. This is usually either a parent, carer or other family member.
In cases where someone has passed away, then the deceased’s dependents, executors or personal representatives can also make a claim; including a claim for loss of dependency in certain cases.
Whatever the circumstances, the team at Smith Jones will treat your claim with both professionalism and compassion.
When is the best time to make a claim?
Very strict time limits apply when it comes to making a claim for personal injury, so we’d advise you to speak with us as soon as possible. There are lots of reasons for this. Not only does it help you comply with legislative rules, but it also means that any evidence tends to be much fresher in people’s minds – particularly witnesses, who we might need to contact for the purpose of obtaining an independent witness statement. In any event, all claims must be made within three years of the incident date – so time really is of the essence.
How much will my claim cost?
The vast majority of cases that we accept are done on a ‘no win, no fee basis’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’).
By operating on a no win, no fee basis, you can make your claim safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to pay us anything up front – and what’s more, you won’t have to pay us a penny if your claim isn’t successful.
For further information about our conditional fee agreement simply get in touch with us on Freephone 0800 195 95 90 and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
How much will my claim be worth?
Whilst it can be extremely difficult to estimate how much your claim might be worth, you can certainly use our online calculator for a very basic guide of the settlement figures we might be looking at – https://smithjonessolicitors.co.uk/claims-calculator/
There are two types of damages you’ll usually be entitled to claim, namely ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’.
General damages relate to the injury itself so can be quite difficult to quantify, since no two cases are ever the same. That said, we do base our settlement figures on an official publication which is widely recognised by the Courts known as ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases’. This publication provides us with general guidance which we’ll often refer to when negotiating with the other party, or parties.
In addition to general damages, you might also be able to claim ‘special damages’. These tend to be much easier to quantify since they relate to specific expenses you might incur as a result of your accident or injury such as prescription charges, travel expenses, loss of earnings and so on. When you contact us about your claim, your advisor will ask you to keep a note of any expenses you might incur as a result of your accident and these can then be claimed back as part of your overall compensation claim.
How do I make a claim?
Making a claim through Smith Jones solicitors is really easy. You can either complete our online form – https://smithjonessolicitors.co.uk/make-a-claim/ or simply give us a call on our Freephone number, 0800 195 95 90
We look forward to working with you.