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We only ever advise those who have been injured and never those responsible for causing injuries - or their insurers.


We provide a range of legal guides and resources. While no substitute for advice from our experts, these guides will help you to understand your rights and navigate a claim, if you choose to progress with one.

 

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A guide to your personal injury case

A guide to your personal injury case

This guide contains important information about your personal injury case.

Can you change solicitors during a personal injury claim?

Can you change solicitors during a personal injury claim?

Find out how to change your solicitor when you are in the middle of a personal injury claim.

How many personal injury claims go to court?

How many personal injury claims go to court?

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

A guide to benefits following an injury

A guide to benefits following an injury

This guide includes information about the benefits available to those who have suffered an injury or been diagnosed with an illness.

I slipped and fell on ice – can I claim?

I slipped and fell on ice – can I claim?

Slipped on ice at work or in public? Our personal injury solicitors can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim for your injuries.

Medical evidence – why it is important and how to obtain it

Medical evidence – why it is important and how to obtain it

This legal guide will answer a number of key questions that you might have regarding medical evidence when making a claim. Read more here.

A guide to foreign jurisdiction cases

A guide to foreign jurisdiction cases

Being involved in an accident abroad can bring your plans to an abrupt halt. Read more on foreign jurisdiction from one of our expert solicitors, Martyn Gwyther.

Carbon monoxide poisoning claims factsheet

Carbon monoxide poisoning claims factsheet

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can prove fatal if inhaled. Learn more about the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to make a claim, here:

What are your rights if you’re injured while working abroad?

What are your rights if you’re injured while working abroad?

Thompsons Solicitors’ head of overseas accident claims, Martyn Gwyther, discusses what your rights if you’ve been injured while working abroad. Read more here.

Personal injury glossary of terms

Personal injury glossary of terms

Confused about what all the personal injury legal terms mean? Read our personal injury legal glossary of legal terms here.

Legal aid eligibility factsheet

Legal aid eligibility factsheet

Download Thompsons Solicitors factsheet for more information on eligibility for Legal Aid.

The mode of trial factsheet

The mode of trial factsheet

Do you know the difference between the Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court? Download the Thompsons Solicitors factsheet on the Mode of Trial here.

How can I claim for an accident on the beach?

How can I claim for an accident on the beach?

Thompsons Solicitors answers your questions on how to claim for an accident on the beach. Read more on how to get compensation for your injuries here.

How to make a claim for a ski accident

How to make a claim for a ski accident

If you’ve suffered from a ski injury, you could make a ski accident claim. Find out how you can make a claim for a ski accident with Thompsons Solicitors.

Key information on concluding your case

Key information on concluding your case

Thompsons Solicitors has designed a guide to provide clients with the key information on concluding your case for compensation. Read it here.

Claiming for a road traffic accident abroad

Claiming for a road traffic accident abroad

Road traffic accidents abroad are more complex than road collisions in the UK. Learn more about car accidents abroad and how to claim in our guide.

An overview of your case in the claims portal

An overview of your case in the claims portal

This page outlines information regarding making a case in the claims portal

Mr Ian Paterson – breast surgery errors

Mr Ian Paterson – breast surgery errors

The breast surgeon Mr Ian Paterson put his patients' lives at risk by using a controversial and unapproved medical technique. Click to learn more.

Everything you need to know about making a public liability claim with Thompsons Solicitors

Everything you need to know about making a public liability claim with Thompsons Solicitors

Our personal injury lawyers outline the key things everyone should know about making a public liability claim. Call 0800 0 224 224 to start your claim.

Holiday accidents infographic

Holiday accidents infographic

Thompsons Solicitors' personal injury experts detail the statistics around injuries abroad, including serious accidents, car accidents and skiing injuries.

I’ve suffered a personal injury while on a boat or ship – can I make a personal injury claim?

I’ve suffered a personal injury while on a boat or ship – can I make a personal injury claim?

Have you been injured on a boat or ship? You could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Call Thompsons Solicitors’ today for info on 0800 0 224 224.

Nine frequently asked questions about making a horse riding accident compensation claim

Nine frequently asked questions about making a horse riding accident compensation claim

Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury lawyers can help you make a horse riding accident claim for compensation. Call 0800 0 224 224 today to begin your claim.

Provisional damages and compensation

Provisional damages and compensation

Every year, Thompsons Solicitors secures hundreds of thousands of pounds in provisional damages for personal injury clients. Read more.

What are interim payments?

What are interim payments?

Leading UK personal injury specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, explain what interim payments are and how they relate to personal injury compensation claims. Read more.