Why you should trust Thompsons Solicitors with your personal injury compensation claim

Thompsons Solicitors has more experience of winning personal injury claims than any other UK law firm.

Since our foundation, our solicitors have successfully represented hundreds of thousands of clients who have suffered a personal injury as a result of a road traffic accident, medical negligence, industrial disease, accidents at work and asbestos disease.

Our skilled personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in helping those injured in public places and on holiday abroad, to make a personal injury claim. We are accredited by numerous associations including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism to deliver a first class personal injury legal service to clients across the UK.

We know whose side we’re on - we are proud to only defend the rights of the injured. We will never act for insurance companies or employers. To find out more about what we stand for, read Our Pledge.

If you’ve been involved in an accident or have suffered a work-related disease within the last three years, talk to Thompsons about how we can support you with a case for compensation.

Gerard Stilliard, head of personal injury at Thompsons Solicitors, explains why the firm has more experience of winning personal injury claims than any other law firm.

9 things you need to know about personal injury claims

1. What is a personal injury?

In legal terms, a personal injury is when an injury is caused to someone’s person – either physically or mentally – as opposed to their property.

A personal injury can occur as a result of road accidents, accidents in the workplace, exposure to harmful substances or medical negligence. They can also be caused by assaults, slips and trips in public places or even faulty goods and dangerous equipment. They can also include psychological injury or illness.

Personal injuries can vary greatly in severity and Thompsons Solicitors has experience of winning all levels of personal injury claims, from cuts and broken bones to serious life-changing injuries and fatalities.

2. What is a personal injury compensation claim?

In the UK, if you suffer a personal injury that was someone else’s fault, it is possible to appoint a specialist solicitor to investigate whether you can make a claim for personal injury compensation.

A personal injury claim is a legal process taken by someone who has suffered a personal injury that was someone else’s fault. The claim seeks to recover financial compensation from those responsible, through the legal process.

Making a personal injury claim helps to secure compensation to cover financial losses incurred as a result of an accident, illness or injury.

3. Who can make a claim?

Anyone who has sustained an injury in the last three years that wasn’t their fault should speak to Thompsons’ specialist personal injury solicitors to find out if they may have a claim. You must be over 18, or have a friend or family member of that age able to speak on your behalf.

4. What are the time limits for making a personal injury claim?

Any personal injury claim must be made within three years of the incident or the injury developing. There are some exceptions to that rule though, so we recommend you contact us for professional advice.

5. How do I make a personal injury claim?

If you would like to make a personal injury claim, take a few minutes to complete Thompsons Solicitors’ simple, no obligation claim form. Once submitted, a member of the legal team will be in touch to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can call Thompsons’ specialist personal injury team on 0800 0224 224.

6. How much does it cost to make a personal injury compensation claim?

There are many ways to fund a personal injury claim. If you, or a family member, are part of a trade union, you can check if you have free legal services included as part of your membership. Thompsons Solicitors is proud to provide legal services to a vast range of trade unions, so if you are a member of any of these trade unions, you will not have to pay for legal support - win or lose.

If you’re not a trade union member, Thompsons Solicitors can talk you through your other options, such as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, known as ‘no win, no fee’. 

Find out more on our fees and payment page.

7. How much compensation will I get?

Calculating the amount of compensation awarded for a personal injury is complicated. Generally, the more severe the injury is the more compensation you would expect to get, and will we give an indication of what that is as soon as possible.

8. How long does it take to get a compensation offer?

If your claim is relatively straightforward, your personal injury claim could be resolved in months. Every personal injury claim is different, however Thompsons will secure the maximum compensation in the shortest amount of time possible, while providing support and advice at each stage of the claim.

9. How can Thompsons' personal injury solicitors help me? 

Thompsons Solicitors has more experience of winning personal injury claims than any other UK law firm, having successfully fought for hundreds of thousands of people. Every year, we secure hundreds of millions of pounds in damages and help put clients in touch with specialist support services that can help them through a difficult period in their lives.