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Thompsons Solicitors secures hundreds of millions of pounds in personal injury compensation for clients every year.

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Why choose Thompsons Solicitors for your personal injury claim?

Thompsons Solicitors has a long history of winning personal injury claims, with over 100 years' experience of representing injured people.

Our skilled personal injury solicitors help thousands of people who have been injured in public places in the UK, or on holiday abroad, to make a personal injury compensation claim.

We are accredited by numerous associations including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in order to deliver a first-class personal injury legal service across the UK.

Here are a few more reasons why you should trust Thompsons Solicitors with your personal injury claim:

  • We only ever represent the injured or mistreated – never insurance companies, and never employers
  • Our fair and transparent funding options make sure everyone can access an independent, specialist personal injury solicitor
  • We offer no win, no fee personal injury claims
  • We provide access to rehabilitation, medical care and other support services
  • We secure interim payments (where appropriate) to ease the immediate financial impact of a personal injury
  • We fight, and win, the personal injury cases that other law firms may turn down.

To find out more about what makes us different, and what we stand for, read the Thompsons Pledge.

If you, or a loved one, has suffered an injury or illness as a result of someone else’s negligence in the last three years, contact Thompsons Solicitors today for advice and to start your claim for personal injury compensation.

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Our Personal Injury Solicitors

If you have suffered a personal injury, an illness or disease that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim. If you’re ready to talk about your case, one of our personal injury lawyers would be happy to help.

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Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

Principal Serious Injury Lawyer

Senior executive Trevor is a solicitor covering cases across the UK and beyond. 

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 Alison Fahy

Alison Fahy

Principal Personal Injury Lawyer

Alison Fahy is an extremely experienced solicitor supervising Thompsons Solicitors’.

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Peter Magee

Peter Magee

Principal Personal Injury Lawyer

Peter is a senior personal injury solicitor based in Thompsons’ Nottingham office.

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Anthony Welsh

Anthony Welsh

Principal Personal Injury Lawyer

Anthony is a senior supervisor for Wales and South West.

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Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall

Assistant Personal Injury Lawyer

Caroline is key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury unit.

Ann-Marie Christie

Ann-Marie Christie

Senior Personal Injury Lawyer

Ann-Marie has worked at Thompsons for more than 31 years and qualified as a solicitor 15 years ago. 

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Making a Personal Injury Claim

Gerard Stilliard, head of personal injury at Thompsons Solicitors, explains the process of making a personal injury claim.

Jane's Story

We supported Jane with a compensation claim after she was hit by a car while walking across a petrol station forecourt. Watch her story. 

Frequently asked questions about personal injury claims

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

A personal injury can be caused by accidents at work or accidents in public places, exposure to harmful substances or medical negligence. Personal injuries vary from cuts and broken bones to serious life-changing injuries, and can also prove fatal.

If you have suffered a personal injury, an illness or disease in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim.

You must be over 18 to make a claim, but a friend or family member of that age can start a personal injury claim on a child’s behalf too.

The first step to making a claim is to get in touch with our personal injury lawyers for free, no-obligation legal advice.

You can contact us by completing our online claim form or calling 0800 0 224 224.

Our personal injury specialists will discuss your case and talk you through your options.

Any claim must be made within three years of the incident or the injury developing, or the date of diagnosis. There are some exceptions to that rule though, so we recommend you contact us for professional advice as soon as possible. Contact our friendly legal enquiry team on 0800 0 224 224  for advice.

No. The government cannot tax you on your personal injury compensation. This means any typical personal injury damages such as loss of wages, medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and any legal fees incurred from your claim are tax-free.

With all personal injury claims, your lawyer would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party.

To help your case, you should report the accident to the person responsible for it as soon as possible. Take the names and addresses of witnesses to the accident.

Our personal injury lawyers will help you to compile your evidence and present it to third party insurers. Contact Thompsons Solicitors for legal advice on how to make a claim.

Calculating the amount of compensation awarded for a personal injury is complicated as each case is unique. The extent of the financial losses, the severity of your injury and the effects it has had on your daily life all contribute to how much you should expect to receive.

Every case is different, which means the personal injury settlement amount varies. Generally, the more severe the injury is, the more compensation you are likely to get. Thompsons Solicitors will let you know how much you should expect to receive as soon as possible.

When pursuing a personal injury claim with us, we will charge a 20% success fee which will include the cost of any insurance we advise you take out. Other personal injury law firms will likely charge a 25% success fee, insurance fees on top of this, as well as any unrecovered fees and disbursements.

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There are different 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.

If you’re not a trade union member, our personal injury solicitors can talk you through our other funding options, such as our ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.

Find out more about our funding options on our fees and payment page.

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 time possible while providing support and advice at each stage of your claim.

If you are partly to blame for your accident, you may still be able to recover some personal injury compensation, although this will be less than if you were entirely blameless.

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How many personal injury claims go to court

Read on to find out how many personal injury claims go to court in England and Wales, and what happens when they do.

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We outline what to consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer to manage your compensation claim.

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