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A serious or life changing injury or illness can make even simple everyday tasks seem like a daunting challenge. And when someone else is to blame, it can be harder still to come to terms with. But our specialist personal injury claims solicitors do not believe you and your family should face these challenges alone. We are here to help put things right when something has gone wrong.

We understand the impact a serious personal injury can have on home and family life, independence and mobility, employment or education.

We pride ourselves on achieving the best possible results for everyone who turns to us in their hour of need.

Our combination of legal and medical expertise means that we can support you and your family if you suffer a serious personal injury by ensuring that you receive the valuable emotional support, rehabilitation, practical advice and compensation needed to rebuild your life.

Why choose Boyes Turner?

For more than 30 years, our personal injury claims solicitors have been recovering compensation for the people and families who need it most. In fact, our specialists have built up a combined 60 years’ worth of personal injury claims experience. This provides us with the skills and knowledge to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

Claire Roantree

Partner

Meet the team

For more than 30 years, our personal injury claims solicitors have been recovering compensation for the people and families who need it most. In fact, our specialists have built up a combined 60 years’ worth of personal injury claims experience. This provides us with the skills and knowledge to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

How our solicitors can help you

How can Boyes Turner’s personal injury solicitors help?

As one of the UK’s most successful and highly regarded teams of personal injury solicitors, we specialise in securing the compensation you both need and deserve. Led by Kim Smerdon, our personal injury team is a true force to be reckoned with, helping people who suffer serious or life-changing injuries through no fault of their own.

With substantial experience of dealing with serious personal injury claims such as brain injuries, spinal injuries and amputation, we will work to ensure that you receive the maximum level of compensation available. But our help does not end here.

Our holistic approach in personal injury claims means that you and your family can ensure you receive proper and useful advice on a wide range of legal, financial and practical issues. This can include mental capacity, trust and wills, education and employment, and court of protection – as well as your recovery and rehabilitation needs.

We strive to ensure that you can access ongoing rehabilitation, care and support after hospital discharge to help you achieve the best possible outcome after a life changing injury. By working closely with our medical experts and other specialists, we can offer advice on care needs, aids and equipment, and medical treatment – both now and in the future. We are also here if you need help with managing your personal injury compensation and how to make the most of it. No matter what help you need, our personal injury solicitors can provide it.

Find out more today and make that first move towards the personal injury compensation you need. Call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch online and discover what we can do for you.

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Why you can turn to our personal injury claims solicitors

For more than 30 years, our personal injury claims solicitors have been recovering compensation for the people and families who need it most. This provides us with the skills and knowledge to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

We also benefit from an extensive network of medical experts and links to organisations such as Headway, the Spinal Injuries Association and the Brain Injury Social Work Group.  

As members of the Law Society Personal Injury PanelAssociation of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS), all our personal injury solicitors are committed to upholding the highest standards of care and dedication. This is reflected in the recognition we receive within the industry.

  • Highly experienced personal injury practice fielding leading capabilities in catastrophic injury claims” – Chambers and Partners
  • Advises clients on a range of personal injury matters, with specialist expertise across the areas of brain and spinal injury” – The Legal 500

We also believe that our extensive experience is backed up by the results that we have achieved in previous cases. We’ve recovered millions of pounds in compensation for those who have been injured in accidents or incidents that weren’t their fault and we’re here to do the same for you.

It makes us the “go to” firm for personal injury claims – call 0800 124 4845 or contact us now.

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What does “personal injury” actually mean?

It is neither fair or right if you suffer an injury or illness through no fault of your own. It is not something you should ever accept without someone else being held to account. Thankfully, you have a legal right to claim compensation for any physical or psychological injuries when there is another individual or organisation at fault. This is otherwise known as a personal injury claim.

The definition of personal injury is quite a broad one. It can cover everything from brain injuries sustained in a road traffic accident to spinal injuries caused by an accident at work. But you can make a claim for an injury to any part of your body – no matter how severe it is. You could even claim for an illness either caused or made worse by someone else’s actions or inactions.

If you believe that you have a claim, it is essential that you seek the right support and guidance. Our personal injury claims solicitors have extensive experience that reflects the diverse range of injuries and illnesses that you can claim for. Our legal experts will help ensure you have the best possible case – one that clearly establishes who was at fault and why you deserve compensation.

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Do you have a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is a claim for compensation arising out of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.  The claim is generally made against the insurer for the party at fault, or if they do not have any insurance, against the party direct (if they have financial means).

If you are the victim of a violent crime, you may be entitled to make a claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.  If you are injured in a road traffic accident and the party at fault is not insured or cannot be traced, you may be entitled to make a claim under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

An accident can happen at any time, in any location and for whatever reason. Anyone who suffers an injury when someone else is at fault can turn to our personal injury claims solicitors for the support and guidance needed.

It happens all too often each year across the UK and, at Boyes Turner, our mission is to get you the compensation and support that you are entitled to. We handle thousands of claims made by people just like you – people who are injured and are now looking to rebuild their lives.  

In certain cases, you can also make a claim on behalf of someone else who is injured:

  • A child under the age of 18
  • A loved one who does not have the mental capacity to do so themselves
  • A loved one who has sadly passed away

To find out if our personal injury solicitors can help you receive compensation after an accident,  call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch using our online form for your free initial consultation.

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How does the claims process work?

We appreciate that making a claim for compensation can feel like it is just one more thing to add to the list at a difficult time. But one thing our personal injury claims solicitors excel in is making the claims process as stress-free and straightforward as possible.

The process of making a personal injury claim generally follows the same steps – starting with a free initial consultation where we will discuss your injury and the options available to you.

When you decide to move forward with a claim, your personal injury solicitor starts by gathering the necessary information. This includes any evidence, witness statements or anything else that can help us build a strong case.

We will arrange for you to undergo any necessary independent medical examinations to help us better understand the full extent of your injury and the impact it is going to have on you and your family in the future.

Using the information gathered by your personal injury solicitor, a compensation amount will be calculated. At this point, we contact those at fault for your injuries or illness to negotiate with them to secure the maximum compensation possible.

How many personal injury claims go to court?

It is rare for a personal injury claim to go to court. In most cases, an out-of-court settlement is reached well in advance of this happening.

If the other side refuses to accept blame for your injuries or illness or to pay you the right amount of compensation for your injuries and losses, we will start court proceedings. Even if this happens, we continue to do everything we can to avoid a court hearing and the majority of cases will settle before they reach a trial date.

In the unlikely event your claim does go to court, all our personal injury solicitors have the skills and expertise to achieve a positive outcome – while continuing to support you for the duration.

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How much does a personal injury claim cost?

Our work is guided by the belief that anyone should have an opportunity to claim compensation if injured through no fault of their own. As part of our initial consultation, we will let you know if our no win no fee personal injury solicitors can help.

No win no fee is known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. For you, it means the financial risk of making a claim is minimised because – if your claim is not successful – you do not have to pay.

Find out more about funding a claim with Boyes Turner. If you have any queries, call 0800 124 4845 or get in touch using our online form and our team will be happy to discuss your options.

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How long could your claim take?

There is no set rule to how long your claim will take and it usually depends on whether the other party admits fault fully or in part and the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. There are so many factors involved that we cannot tell you exactly how long it will take at the start of the process. But you can be sure that your personal injury solicitor will keep you informed of progress at every stage.

Some of the most serious personal injury claims can take longer to settle as these are often the most complex cases – particularly if it can take time to get the expert medical and non medical opinion needed.

Our personal injury solicitors will do all they can to make the process as short as possible whilst at the same time ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation.

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How do you prove a personal injury claim?

In order to prove that someone else is to blame for your injuries or illness, there are four main points to consider for compensation to be paid:

Duty: Were you owed a legal duty of care by the other party at the time of the accident?

Breach: Did the other party breach that duty of care through their actions (or inactions)?

Causation: Is the other party’s actions (or inactions) responsible for your injuries/illness?

Damages: What is the amount of compensation you are entitled to recover because of your injuries and financial losses?

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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. This is why the amount of compensation you could receive will differ from case to case. Each individual award is designed to reflect your specific circumstances and needs.

General damages

This is the amount that you could be awarded for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity (impact on day to day life) caused by your injuries. Medical evidence is required to prove what injuries you have suffered. The Judicial College sets out guidelines for the range of general damages that can be paid based on the part(s) of the body affected and the severity of the injury.

Special damages

This is the amount you could be awarded for any financial losses or expenses you incur as a result of your injuries both now and in the future. Your personal injury solicitor will factor in the other considerations that are unique to your claim. This can include:

  • Lost earnings/pension from not being able to work

  • Care needs
  • Medical treatment for physical/psychological injuries
  • Travel expenses
  • Ongoing care/rehabilitation requirements
  • Modifications to your home or your vehicle
  • Aids and equipment

Do you have to pay tax on personal injury claims?

No. The law states that you will not have to pay tax on any compensation you receive for your personal injury claim.

Tax may be owed on any interest that is added to your compensation amount, but this will be deducted before it is paid to you – so you do not have to worry about this either.

What is an interim payment?

If you have incurred financial losses or you are experiencing financial hardship due to your accident and the injuries you have suffered, your personal injury solicitor can ask the other side to make an interim payment, where liability has been agreed or partially agreed.  This is a sum of money which forms part of your overall compensation and is paid in advance of settlement of your claim.

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How long do you have to make a 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. There are exceptions to this, however, which are:

  • Claims involving children can be made on their behalf at any point until their 18th birthday, after which the three-year time limit applies for them to make a claim themselves.
  • Claims on behalf of a loved one who suffers an injury that causes a loss of mental capacity can usually be made at any point in time.
  • Claims involving accidents abroad.

We always recommend starting your claim as soon as possible to give our personal injury claims solicitors the best possible chance of building a strong case. We may even be able to help if your claim is now outside the three-year limit – call 0800 124 4845 or get in touch today to find out.

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How do you start a personal claim?

No matter type of accident you or a loved one are involved in, our personal injury solicitors have the specialist expertise and support you need to secure the best possible outcome.

Let us help look after your future needs – call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch for the initial discussion that can set you on the path to getting the personal injury compensation you deserve.

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What are the different types of personal injury claim?

Our team of personal injury compensation solicitors are highly skilled in dealing with all types of claims. Some of the most common cases we work include:

  • Accidents at work
    Everyone should feel safe and secure when doing their job. But accidents can happen – and you can make a claim if your employer or a colleague is at fault.
  • Amputation
    The loss of a limb has a profound impact on anyone’s life. Making a claim can prove an important part of the recovery, rehabilitation and rebuilding process.  
  • Asbestos diseases
    Our industrial disease team can help you make a claim for mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses when caused by long-term exposure in the workplace.
  • Brain and head injuries
    The brain is the most complex part of the body and such injuries can often have lifelong consequences for you and your family – both physically and emotionally.
  • Criminal injuries
    We have experience of handling serious personal injury claims where a violent crime has caused physical and/or psychological trauma with maximum sensitivity.
  • Cycle accidents
    Cyclists are often at greater risk of suffering severe injuries when involved in an accident as they do not have the same level of protection as other road users.
  • Defective products
    Any product sold in the UK must meet strict safety laws. If this does not happen and you are seriously injured as a result, you can make a claim against the manufacturer.
  • Fatal accidents
    If an accident has resulted in the loss of a loved one, you do not have to face what comes next alone when you turn to our personal injury solicitors for support.
  • Holiday accidents
    Even if you are injured in an accident when overseas, our personal injury claims solicitors can still help you secure compensation when someone else is at fault.
  • Medical negligence
    No one expects to be injured while in the care of a GP, dentist or a hospital. Our medical negligence solicitors can help if you are let down when you least expect it.
  • Motorcycle accidents
    Accidents involving motorcyclists and passengers are all too common, but we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation and rehabilitation you deserve if it happens to you.
  • Road traffic accidents
    UK roads are generally safe, but this is no comfort to those injured in an accident that is not their fault – and this is where our personal injury solicitors can help.
  • Spinal injuries
    Making a claim for spinal injury compensation calls for specialist personal injury solicitors with the experience of ensuring the needs of you and your family are met.

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"I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery"

"It really does turn your life upside down in a moment, not just for me but for my family as well. It’s been a difficult journey, sometimes very emotional, but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery and in being able to tell this story tooMy story shows what can be achieved with the support of the right people and a little determination. I look back on where I was and I’m delighted with where I am now. I’ve still got a way to go and I still have some effects from the accident to deal with but I hope people see what I’ve achieved and it helps them as they begin their recovery."

Jessica Stevens

"We'd like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner..."

We’d like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner for the expertise, experience and professionalism in handling our daughter’s serious injury claim following a road accident. From arranging a team of rehab specialists and the necessary funding to the negotiation of the final very satisfactory settlement, the whole operation has been conducted very smoothly and we can recommend their service to anyone in a similar position.

"Thank you so much for all you have done..."

Thank you so much for all you have done for C and the family. I know that you have absolutely given it everything you’ve got and your devotion and commitment to the case has been spectacular.

Third party forensic accountant

"I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks..."

I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks to you for your professional attitude and handling of the claim throughout this tragic case.  It is in cases like this where the compensation can never compensate for the loss suffered, but hopefully it will help in some way to move forward.

Third party insurer

"Superb support"

Unforgettably you were a superb support to us personally and professional. 

Adrian & Joy Bennett