Serious Injury Claims in Bristol

If you have suffered a serious injury, the most important thing is your health. You should take immediate medical advice and act on it. You should also consider your right to compensation. Our serious injury solicitors offer a free initial consultation to give you advice and guidance when deciding to make a claim.

If the injury was caused by someone else's negligence, then you need immediate legal serious injury advice. Examples of serious injury claims can be spinal injuries, brain and head injuries, chronic pain, and fractured bones.

Lyons Solicitors is a local Bristol law firm specialising in all types of serious injury claims. We are proud to offer an exceptional service for our community, with all claims handled by our team of experienced and qualified solicitors.

Each client has a single point of contact at the firm, providing a personal service you can rely on. You can speak to us about your claim over the telephone, video conference or in person and, where appropriate, we can even arrange for out of hours or home visits.

Most serious injury claims we handle are funded on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. This avoids any concern about how to fund your claim and minimises any financial risk.

Our serious injury lawyers will take on risky serious injury cases that other firms may not wish to assist with. We can also take over claims for clients who have been let down by another serious injury law firm or had their claim rejected.

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Our solicitors are happy to discuss making a serious injury claim and the steps that will be taken on your behalf. We can arrange early rehabilitation support and, where needed, we will arrange for a specialist case manager to work alongside you and your family.

Partner Duncan Shaw heads our Personal Injury team, bringing over 25 years’ experience acting for clients throughout England and Wales. We have secured millions of pounds in compensation for clients in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna, and the wider Bristol area.

We have a network of local and national specialist barristers who will work tirelessly with us on your behalf to get you the long-term compensation and care you deserve.

Speak to us about serious injury claims in Bristol

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

To book a free initial consultation with our serious injury solicitors in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym or Chew Magna, please get in touch today.

You can use the contact details for each office or, fill in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call back.

Types of serious injury claims we can help you with

Our serious injury solicitors can assist with claims including:

To find out more about how we can help you with a serious injury claim in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna and the wider Bristol area, please get in touch.

Our serious injury claims fees

We operate claims under a No Win, No Fee basis. We will talk to you about the funding of a claim and discuss your options before we take on your case. We can also talk to you about Insurance to cover you for any unforeseen costs. 

Serious injury claims FAQs

What are the common causes of serious injuries?

Serious injury cases can arise from various causes. Road traffic accidents, including car collisions, motorcycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents, are a significant contributor.

Workplace incidents, such as falls from height, machinery accidents, or exposure to hazardous substances, can also lead to serious injuries.

Medical negligence cases, where errors in diagnosis, treatment, or surgical procedures result in severe harm, are another common cause.

Other serious injuries can be caused by accidents in public places, including slips, trips, and falls, as well as sports-related injuries, defective products, and criminal assaults.

How does the serious injury claims process work?

The serious injury claims process typically involves several steps. Firstly, the injured party or their legal representative gathers evidence to establish liability and support the claim.

Next, a letter of claim is sent to the responsible party or their insurer, outlining the details of the claim and the injuries sustained. The defendant then has a specified time to respond, either admitting or denying liability.

If liability is accepted, negotiations commence to reach a fair settlement. If an agreement cannot be reached, court proceedings may be initiated, leading to a trial.

Ultimately, if successful, the claimant receives compensation to help alleviate the financial and emotional impact of their serious injury.

Can you get compensation for serious injuries?

If someone else was wholly or partially responsible for your serious injury, then you will likely be owed compensation. For a successful claim, it is normally necessary to show that your injuries were caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence.

Even if you are considered to be partially responsible for your injuries, you may still be able to claim compensation if someone else was also partly at fault.

How much compensation can you get for a serious injury?

The level of compensation available for a serious injury will depend on how badly you were hurt and the impact of the serious injury on your life. Factors that will be taken into consideration include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Any specific financial losses you have suffered, e.g. lost income if you cannot work, paying for medical treatment, etc.
  • Any expected future financial losses, e.g. having to give up work or change to a lower paying job, as well as paying for ongoing care
  • Loss of amenity, i.e. not being able to carry out activities you could before your injury

Our serious injury lawyers in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna, and the wider Bristol area will be happy to advise on how much compensation you may be able to claim during your free initial consultation.

How long does a serious injury claim take?

There is no set timeframe for serious injury claims. Due to the higher value of compensation involved and the often complex nature of serious injury claims, the process can sometimes take a little longer than more straightforward claims.

Our team will work closely with you, making sure you are always kept up to date about the progress of your claim. We will do everything possible to secure an early settlement without compromising on the amount of compensation you receive and will also look to secure interim payments on your behalf where appropriate.

Is there a time limit for serious injury claims?

You normally have three years to make a serious injury claim. This is counted from the date when you were first aware that you were injured and that someone else may have been at fault.

In some cases, you may have longer to claim. This includes where the injured person was under 18 or does not have the mental capacity to bring a claim themselves.

We always recommend speaking to a legal expert as soon as possible to make sure you do not miss out on the chance to claim. Our serious injury claims solicitors will be happy to advise on the relevant time limit for your claim during your free first consultation with us.

Can I make a serious injury claim on behalf of a loved one?

It is possible to make a serious injury claim on behalf of a loved one under certain circumstances. If your loved one is unable to pursue the claim themselves due to being a minor, lacking mental capacity, or having passed away, you may act as their legal representative.

If the injured person is a child, a parent or guardian can make the claim on their behalf. In cases where the injured individual lacks mental capacity, such as those with severe cognitive impairments or disabilities, a designated person or deputy appointed by the court may represent them.

If your loved one has tragically passed away as a result of the serious injury, you may be able to pursue a claim on behalf of their estate and any dependents. These claims are known as fatal accident claims and can help compensate for the financial losses suffered by the deceased person's dependents.

It is important to seek legal advice from a specialised serious injury solicitor who can guide you through the process and ensure that your loved one's rights and interests are protected throughout the claim.

Contact our serious injury claims solicitors in Bristol

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

To book a free initial consultation with our serious injury claims solicitors in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym or Chew Magna, 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.