David Gauler is a highly experienced serious injury solicitor based at Thompsons’ Birmingham office.

David deals with claims involving catastrophic injuries, which include cases involving brain injury, spinal cord damage and amputations. He is also often called upon to deal with cases involving fatalities.

David prides himself on a client-centered approach. He understands the fears and anxieties of his seriously injured clients and always tries to put their needs at the forefront of any decision-making process. He deals with their claims with compassion and understanding at all times.

Much of David’s working day involves dealing with the needs of his clients that are not always associated with traditional legal work. He spends a lot of time dealing with his clients’ medical problems; liaising with case managers and medical practitioners to arrange treatment and care and attending meetings with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that his clients’ often complex needs are met. 

David’s ultimate goal in each of his cases is to ensure that his clients obtain compensation sufficient to meet their financial, housing, care and treatment needs for the rest of their lives. David uses his experience and negotiating skills to ensure his clients get the best possible result.

David was shortlisted for 'Outstanding Case of the Year' in the 13th Personal Injury Awards by Claims Media.


Complex brain injury settlement: David recently obtained substantial damages for one of his clients who sustained serious brain injury when she was struck by a lorry whilst crossing the road. The matter was very much complicated by the fact that his client had underlying issues with drug and alcohol dependency.

By closely and sensitively working with his client and her family long after the legal case had concluded, David was able to ensure that legal safeguards were put in place to ensure that the compensation would be properly managed and protected so as to address all of her complex needs in the future.

Assault at work: David recently secured damages for a teacher who suffered serious physical and psychological injuries when she intervened to break up a fight between two pupils near a balcony at her school. The injuries were such that it was unlikely that she ever teach again.

 Legally the claim was of utmost difficulty, but David was able to find a way to secure compensation by taking the exceptionally unusual step of placing full reliance on the defendant’s own defence to the claim. This unorthodox but highly innovative legal manoeuvre allowed him to take better advantage of inconsistencies with the defence and the documentary evidence.

Justice for Father who tragically lost his daughter: David secured compensation for a father whose daughter was tragically killed in a road traffic accident caused by a diabetic motorist losing consciousness at the wheel due to hypoglycemia.

David took the case over from another firm of solicitors who had advised that, as the driver had no control of his actions at the point of collision, the case could not succeed. Upon taking over, David took an entirely different approach and focused on the hours before the driver had even stepped foot in the car. Through consideration of painstaking acquired medical evidence and decades old documents from the DVLA, David was able to secure compensation by proving that if the driver and checked his bloods sugar levels prior to getting into his vehicle, the incident would have been avoided. The motorist had been advised to carry out such checks many years beforehand.


 “I cannot fault the service I have received. Communication was excellent. David kept me informed of the progress of my case every step of the way and showed care and compassion. He went out of his way to give me the best possible service. I received honesty throughout”.

“David Gauler was exceptional and gave us very good advice. We are eternally grateful and this money, which we would never have got without him, will make such a difference to our lives”.

“I can’t thank you enough David. Your service was the most efficient I have ever come across. I shall be recommending you to all I know”

“Many, many thanks for all your work in securing me such a large settlement. I never expected I would get anywhere near that amount”.

“I would like to thank you for an excellent result which you have been able to produce. It was far in excess of what I expected”.