Personal Injury Solicitors in Bristol

If you have been injured through no fault of your own or as a result of someone else’s negligence, it can have serious consequences for you and your loved ones. This is where personal injury compensation can help you to get your life back on track.

At Lyons Solicitors, we are local personal injury solicitors with a proven track record of success and are here to fight your corner. As a small Bristol firm, you can rely on our personal service, as your case will be dealt with exclusively by experienced and qualified solicitors who will carefully guide you through the process of a personal injury claim. We do not delegate any of the work we complete for our clients.

In addition, we have built up a wide network of professional helpers to assist you too, such as barristers, medical experts, legal insurers and rehabilitation agents, so that you can feel in control every step of the way.

Over many years our personal injury solicitors in Bristol have recovered millions of pounds for claimants, ranging from severe and life changing injuries to injuries lasting only a few weeks or months.

We also have particular expertise in taking on risky cases that other firms may have rejected. Our personal injury solicitors are happy to provide an independent second opinion, and where we believe your case has been mishandled, we will be happy to take over to get you the result you deserve.


Whilst our personal injury solicitors will advise you on the most appropriate form of funding, we generally deal with cases on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

The team is headed by Duncan Shaw, a Partner in this firm, who has more than 25 years’ experience in acting for claimants locally and nationally throughout England and Wales. He is always happy to take initial instructions for personal injury claims either over the telephone or in person and can arrange for out of hours or home visits where appropriate.

Speak to our personal injury claims solicitors in Bristol

We are able to offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the personal injury claims process and help to clarify your situation.

To book a free initial consultation with our specialist personal injury solicitors in Chew MagnaKingswood or Westbury-on-Trym and the wider Bristol area, please get in touch today. You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page to request a call back.

Types of personal injury claim we can help you claim compensation for

Abuse claims

Our team understand exactly how difficult it can be for victims of abuse, such as child abuse, sexual abuse or sexual assault, to approach a solicitor to discuss the details of their case and the process of pursuing abuse compensation.

At Lyons Solicitors, we are committed to making the entire process as straightforward as possible, taking robust legal action to help you access compensation that goes some way to helping you move on with the next stage in your life.

We have expertise in bringing forward abuse claims against a number of organisations and individuals, including:

  • Care homes and institutions.
  • Religious organisations, including the Catholic Church.
  • Actions against public and private schools, including boarding schools.
  • Actions against professionals who have held a position of trust.
  • Abuse within the workplace.
  • Rape and sexual abuse within the home.
  • Date rape and Criminal Injury Compensation (CICA) claims.

Accident at work claims

Suffering a workplace injury that was not your fault can be incredibly distressing particularly if it has left you unable to work, or with long-term health issues. A workplace injury could occur for a number of reasons, including human errors, faulty equipment or outdated procedures.

Our personal injury claims solicitors in Bristol have substantial experience in helping workers to claim compensation for accident at work claims, including care workers, nurses, delivery drivers, construction workers, catering staff and office employees.

Asbestos claims

Living with the consequences of an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pleural thickening, can be devastating, both for sufferers and their families.

Making a successful asbestos compensation claim can make a real difference to anyone living with an asbestos-related disease. Asbestos claims can be used to help pay for medical care, replace lost income, and cover any other related costs.

Car and bike accident claims

Whether you were a driver or passenger or were hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you may be in a position to make a car and bike accident claim.

Our car and bike accident claims solicitors in Bristol have substantial experience and expertise in these types of claims and can work alongside you to carefully review the details of your case, the effect on your life and the level of compensation you may be able to claim.

Medical Negligence claims

Suffering from a case of medical negligence can be particularly difficult to deal with. We are all entitled to receive a certain standard of care when receiving medical treatment, and when that care fails, resulting in an injury or the worsening of an existing condition, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Bristol believe that anyone affected by a medical accident has a right to a straightforward and appropriate explanation and compensation at a fair and just level.

Serious injury claims

There are a number of potential circumstances where a serious injury can arise, but regardless of the circumstances, if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is essential to seek immediate legal advice on making a serious injury claim.

We can work with you or a loved one who has suffered a serious injury to establish what the circumstances of the case are, what you need to do to make a claim and what steps need to be taken on your behalf. In the most extreme cases, we will arrange for a specialist case manager to work alongside you and your family.

Spinal injury claims

Given how serious spinal injuries are, the physical and mental effects can be devastating, especially if it is a long-term injury. These types of injuries are life-changing, and even where full recovery may be possible, it will still take years of specialist care and support to come close to reaching that stage.

Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol will do everything we can to support you with the process of making a spinal injury claim. This is likely to include putting you in touch with rehabilitation experts and arranging for a dedicated case manager to help you with your specialist equipment and day-to-day requirements.

Trip and slip claims

A trip or slip can happen at any time and, in many cases, could be the fault of someone else. It may be because of insufficient lighting, slippery floor surfaces or uneven steps. No matter the cause, the potential effects can be devastating. Making a trip and slip claim will be essential.

Our personal injury solicitors have previously claimed compensation for these types of injuries and many more, ensuring that our clients are able to access the compensation they deserve following a slip or trip.

Whiplash injury claims

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you may have also suffered ‘whiplash’ injuries.

In the worst-case scenarios, these can be very painful and long-lasting; we can help you access your potential whiplash injury claim and arrange early medical assistance to support your recovery.

Brain injury claims

Brain and head injuries can be extremely devastating. In some cases, they can cause long-term damage and permanent disabilities. If the injury was caused by someone else’s actions, you could be in a position to make a brain injury claim.

We have substantial experience in pursuing personal injury lawsuits for brain injuries, helping you to secure the maximum available compensation that helps you and your loved ones to look ahead to the future with confidence.

Criminal injury claims

It will never be easy to go through the personal injury claim settlement process. However, where your injury was caused by criminal action, it can even more challenging.

Our team have previously helped many clients make criminal injury claims following instances of violent crime, ensuring you access the compensation you deserve.

Fatal accident claims

The loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident will always be devastating, no matter the circumstances. While we know that no level of compensation will reverse what has already been done, it can go some ways to easing any financial burdens your family may be facing.

We can support you with every step of making a fatal accident claim, providing close personal support during such a difficult time.

Stress at work claims

All employers will have an important duty of care towards their employees. Where this duty is breached, negatively impacting your mental health and causing stress in the workplace, you could be in a position to make a claim.

We can guide you through stress at work claims and compile together the necessary evidence to build a comprehensive case.

Personal injury FAQs

How do you make a personal injury claim?

Our personal injury solicitors can guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim during a free initial consultation. This is where you can discuss your situation and our team can inform you on whether you are likely to have grounds to make a claim.

If you are likely to have a claim, we can proceed to guide you through you the process and the steps our solicitors will take to secure compensation on your behalf.

How long does a personal injury claim take?

It is not always possible to estimate exactly how long it will take to secure typical pay-outs for personal injury. In most cases, a claim can be resolved much faster where a voluntary settlement can be agreed with the defendant, as opposed to having to head to court.

Is there a time limit for claiming personal injury compensation?

There is a strict time limit for personal injury claims that you should be aware of. In most cases, the standard limitation period for personal injury is three years from the ‘date of knowledge’. This is the date of the injury, or the date at which you were first aware that you were injured and that someone else was responsible.

Some exceptions to this aspect of personal injury law do apply. For example:

  • For personal injury claims made on behalf of children, you have until they turn 18 to bring a claim. After this, the child will have until their 21st birthday to make a claim themselves.
  • There is no time limit if you are making a claim on behalf of someone who does not have the capacity to bring their own claim (e.g. due to a brain injury or learning difficulties).
  • Where a loved one has died as a result of their injuries, the three year time limit starts from their date of death.

How many personal injury claims go to court?

We strive to resolve the majority of personal injury claims out of court. This can ensure that you access the compensation you need faster and with much less stress.

In a minority of cases, such as where the defendant refuses liability or disputes the amount of compensation, it may be necessary to head to court to reach the desired outcome. This is something our personal injury solicitors in Bristol can support with where required.

Our personal injury claims fees

We offer No Win, No Fee personal injury claims funding. This means that if you win your claim, you will recover your personal injury compensation, subject to any possible deductions that we will discuss with you.

If you lose your claim, you will almost certainly have no fees to pay, meaning there is no financial risk in making a personal injury compensation claim.

Speak to our personal injury claims solicitors in Bristol

We are able to offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the personal injury claims process and help to clarify your situation.

To book a free initial consultation with our specialist personal injury solicitors in Chew MagnaKingswood or Westbury-on-Trym and the wider Bristol area, please get in touch today. You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call back.