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We are specialist personal injury lawyers who help individuals and families claim the compensation they deserve. We specialise in serious injury claims for children and adults who have suffered severe and life-changing personal injuries, offering expert guidance throughout each step of the process.

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury is an injury to the body that is a direct result of another’s negligence. Sometimes the physical injury or the circumstances in which that injury was suffered also leads to a psychological injury and PTSD. When someone is injured as a result of another person or organisation’s breach of their duty of care (negligence), the injured person may be entitled to claim compensation for their injury and its financial consequences.

The claim for compensation is made against the person or organisation that was responsible for the injury and is usually met by their insurer. The legal process of claiming compensation for injuries that are caused by negligence is known as a personal injury claim.

No win, no fee personal injury claims

We have a number of funding options available, all of which ensure you will have nothing to pay if your case is unsuccessful. In the majority of cases, we can act under a Conditional Fee Agreement (“no win no fee”).

We offer initial advice to new clients free of charge. In serious injury cases, we often visit our clients in the hospital or at their home if they are unable to get to our offices. At the meeting, we will discuss next steps and your funding options.

Starting your personal injury claim

If you, or someone in your family, has been seriously injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to make a claim. If this feels daunting, alongside coping with in the aftermath of an accident, it may help to remember that:

  • Our experienced lawyers are here to advise and support you, and deal with the claim on your behalf;
  • It costs nothing to find out from one of our solicitors whether you have a claim and what it will mean for you;
  • Claims for compensation are usually handled and paid by the defendant’s insurers, and we handle all communications in the claim on your behalf.

 

Our clients often benefit from:

  • Early access to appropriate rehabilitation, treatment and support;
  • Interim (advance) payments to meet urgent financial needs;
  • Expert advice about your injury, your long-term needs and how to meet them in the future;
  • Peace of mind from long-term financial provision.
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  • No upfront costs & no win, no fee
  • Expert rehabilitation help
  • Free & no obligation initial advice
Making a claim

Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Personal injury claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree

Partner

Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Oliver Dugdale

Paralegal

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Beth Hatton

Paralegal

Kim Milan
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Martin Anderson
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Beth Hatton headshoot

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our clients receive the highest standards of advice and representation and are always treated with compassion, outstanding care and understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and financial impact that life-changing injury can have upon their lives.

  • We are nationally acclaimed personal injury lawyers. We are recognised as leading personal injury experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • Our award-winning solicitors are accredited for our expertise and secure maximum compensation settlements for our clients which make the best provision for their current and future needs.
  • We have an extensive and highly experienced personal injury team with proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving serious injury and severe physical and psychological injury.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice, skills, and knowledge to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

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Personal injury claims frequently asked questions

What kind of accidents lead to personal injury claims?

If you or someone in your family have suffered a serious injury in an accident which was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Accidents leading to injury can occur in many situations where negligent mistakes are made.

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What are common causes of serious injury?

Common causes of serious injury claims include road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in schools, accidents abroad, faulty products, accidents in public facilities and more. Find out more about the different types of claims:

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Who can we help make a personal injury claim?

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of somebody else’s negligence (breach of their duty of care), we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.

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Can I make a personal injury claim on behalf of somebody else?

You can make a personal injury claim:

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What injuries can lead to a personal injury compensation claim?

Our personal injury lawyers are specialists in catastrophic and severe injury compensation claims. Our clients have often suffered life-changing injury resulting in permanent disability.

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How much compensation can you expect from a personal injury settlement?

All claims are unique. Our personal injury solicitors know that injuries or illness can affect people in different ways. The amount of compensation an individual receives depends on their specific circumstances and needs arising from their disability, and differs from case to case. The compensation settlement will vary depending on:

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How long do you have to make a personal injury claim?

In most cases, a personal injury claim must be made within three years of the accident or the date when your injuries are diagnosed.

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More information about our personal injury service

Our service to our clients includes:

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Our Personal Injury Expertise

We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our severely injured clients, even in the most complex or challenging cases. This enables us to help clients whose claims need specialist handling because:

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Most recent personal injury claims cases

£3million compensation plus £225,000 of funded rehabilitation in an RTA brain injury claim for a young woman who was hit by a speeding car whilst crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing. With the help of brain injury rehabilitation, she managed to complete her education and regain some independence with supported independent living.

£1million compensation in an accident abroad RTA claim for a man who suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit by a lorry whilst standing on the hard shoulder awaiting roadside assistance in France. His family were not involved in the accident but under French law we were able to secure additional settlements for them for the impact that our client’s injury had on the family. 

£1million settlement in a fatal accident claim for the widow of a man who was killed when the intoxicated defendant driver’s HGV veered onto the hard shoulder fatally injuring him and another man. The HGV driver was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving whilst over the legal limit for drugs including heroine and crack cocaine and was sent to prison.

Substantial compensation settlement in a fatal RTA claim for the bereaved husband and young child of a pregnant woman whose car was hit from behind by a driver speeding at over 100mph. The young woman and her unborn baby were both killed in the accident. At the inquest, we secured a verdict of unlawful killing which, if the defendant driver had survived, would have amounted to gross negligence manslaughter.

£3 million CICA payment for a ‘shaken baby’ who suffered a brain injury, blindness, learning disability and behavioural problems. The Official Solicitor instructed us to take over the five-year-old boy’s existing claim. We secured interim payments to appoint a case manager who helped the boy through the transition from full-time education at a specialist school to living in a local authority assisted home. The final compensation payment will pay for him to live in brain injury specialist accommodation for the rest of his life, with ongoing support from his case manager and our Court of Protection deputyship team.

£300,000 settlement in an accident at work claim for a labourer who suffered a moderate head injury when he was hit on the head by a co-worker’s pickaxe whilst working on the road. He was left with head injury and psychological symptoms and an increased risk of epilepsy. Following rehabilitation and training he was fit to return to all but heavy work involving use of machinery.

£650,000 settlement in a difficult RTA brain injury claim for a teenager who was hit by a car whilst rollerblading across a poorly lit dual carriageway.  We overcame unsupportive witness evidence and the  driver’s insurer’s strong defence and secured a settlement which guaranteed substantial compensation for our client but reflected his ‘contributory negligence’ in failing to check that the road was clear before crossing.  Interim payments paid for the boy to have in-patient rehabilitation. Final settlement provided our client with £650,000, representing 40% of a full valuation of £1.6 million.

Judgment at trial and £25,000 interim payment in an ongoing claim for a child who was hit by the defendant's car when she ran out into the road at a pedestrian crossing.  

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Awards & accreditations

Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say

"Exceptional"

Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

"Personal Injury Claim"

Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

Boyes Turner Client

"Personal Injury claim"

Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

Boyes Turner Client
Rated Excellent 4.8/5