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Legal Guides

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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How to support someone with a brain injury

How to support someone with a brain injury

Thompsons' serious injury lawyer Lisa Gunner shares her advice on how to support someone with a brain injury.

A guide to amputation cases

A guide to amputation cases

This guide contains information about amputation cases.

A guide to brain injury cases

A guide to brain injury cases

This guide contains information about brain injury cases.

A guide to different types of spinal cord injury

A guide to different types of spinal cord injury

In this guide we explain the different types of spinal cord injury.

A guide to spinal injury cases

A guide to spinal injury cases

This guide contains information about spinal injury cases.

Guide to paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries

Guide to paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries

In this guide we explain the difference between paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries.

What happens at a coroner’s inquest and hearing?

What happens at a coroner’s inquest and hearing?

In this guide, we explain the process of a coroner’s inquest and postmortem and discuss how Thompsons can help you. Read more.

A legal guide to rehab and compensation after amputation

A legal guide to rehab and compensation after amputation

In this guide we explore what you, and your loved ones, can expect from the rehabilitation process after an amputation, including what to consider when choosing a prosthetic. Read more.

A guide to claiming for serious burn injuries

A guide to claiming for serious burn injuries

In this guide, we look at the different degrees of burns, the common causes of serious burn and scald injures, and how you can make a claim for compensation. Read more.

The hidden symptoms of a brain injury

The hidden symptoms of a brain injury

Thompsons Solicitors’ brain injury expert, Karl De-Loyde, discusses some of the lesser-known, or hidden symptoms, of an acquired brain injury.

Head injury symptoms and signs

Head injury symptoms and signs

Head injury symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Learn more about the symptoms and signs of a head injury here.

Spotlight on spinal cord injury

Spotlight on spinal cord injury

What happens after a spinal cord injury? We explain the physical and emotional effects a spinal injury has on the injured person and their family. Read more.

Brain injury glossary factsheet

Brain injury glossary factsheet

Our glossary explains the different types of brain injury that can occur following a blow to the head. Find out more about them here.

Welfare benefits and acquired brain injury infographic

Welfare benefits and acquired brain injury infographic

Learn more about welfare benefits and acquired brain injury by reading Thompsons Solicitors' infographic.

A guide to head injury compensation claims

A guide to head injury compensation claims

Read our specialist head injury solicitors' advice about making a head injury claim, including compensation amounts, time limits, and legal fees.

Discharge home from hospital

Discharge home from hospital

Information on being discharged home from hospital following a serious injury. Thompsons Solicitors is the UK's most experienced personal injury firm.

What is case management?

What is case management?

Read about case management following a serious injury. Thompsons Solicitors are the most experienced personal injury firm in the UK.

Thompsons Solicitors’ serious injury lawyers offer advice on accessible holidays

Thompsons Solicitors’ serious injury lawyers offer advice on accessible holidays

Advice from Thompsons Solicitors’ specialist serious injury lawyers for those with a serious injury who are planning on taking an accessible trip abroad.