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At Boyes Turner we specialise in recovering compensation for victims that have sustained a traumatic back injury from road traffic accidents.

Our dedicated knowledge means that we understand more than others how important clear and simple advice and assistance is following a spinal injury. Working with the injured person and their family to help them rebuild their lives is our priority.

A spinal injury tends to have a serious impact on individuals and their families and the chances of a total recovery are usually slim. With some degree of paralysis which can have a severe impact on quality of life.

During a road traffic accident, a person’s body can sustain a sudden blow to the back causing a fracture or dislocation of vertebrae. Serious damage begins when spinal cord tissues are either bruised or torn by disjointed vertebrae fragments. This can happen whether the inured party was a driver, passenger or pedestrian.


We understand that there are ongoing requirements following a spinal injury. Early rehabilitation, adaptations and specialist equipment are vital to helping our clients to achieve a good quality of life following a road traffic accident. As members of the SIA we have links with those providing spinal cord injury rehabilitation and spinal injury support to help our clients in their recovery.

If you or a member of your family has sustained a traumatic spinal injury as a result of a road traffic accident then contact the team for a quick, no obligation discussion about whether you can make a claim.

Types of spinal injuries

Spinal injuries range from slipped discs to permanent nerve damage which can potentially result in paralysis. If the spinal cord is damaged as a result of a road traffic accident it can result in:

  • Loss of or reduced sensation in limbs
  • Loss of or reduced movement in limbs
  • Loss of or reduced control in bowel and/or bladder function
  • Reflexive actions or spasms which are out of the patients control
  • Changes to sexual sensitivity, function and potentially fertility
  • Painful or intense sensations

Medical professionals gauge the level of injury on the spinal cord and this measurement is vital in assessing which parts of the body may be affected by loss of function or paralysis. The levels equate to groups of nerves along the spine which are divided in four areas: Sacral, Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical.

Depending on the severity of the injury caused by a road traffic accident some people can return to close to their previous lives however most suffer from long lasting, if not permanent, damage and therefore have to adapt to a new way of living.

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Awards & Accreditations

Our teams have been nationally recognised over the past decade for their dedication and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients

             Brake | The Road Safety Charity

What our clients say

Our clients constantly recognize us as the most experienced, professional, efficient and supportive

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"Thanks for everything"

“Thanks for everything. It’s been very nice to be able to put it all behind us and try to move forward.  I cannot thank you and Boyes Turner for all you have done for me. It goes without saying I would always recommend Boyes Turner. I couldn’t have done it without your support.”

Boyes Turner Client

"You got us the best outcome and I can’t thank you enough"

 Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of myself and my family. You were recommended to us by a close friend back in 2017 and I will certainly recommend you again. You’ve been amazing and very reassuring considering how complicated I made things at times. It’s been one of the hardest times of my life but I was glad I had you on the end of the phone. It’s a surreal feeling now it’s all over but very relieved you got us the best outcome and I can’t thank you enough.

Boyes Turner Client

"Extremely grateful for her professionalism and attention to detail. "

Through my dealings with Claire as my representative in a personal injury claim, I have been extremely grateful for her professionalism and attention to detail. 

I believe going above and beyond to help accommodate my needs and explain everything in a way that I could understand. Working around timing for video calls and zoom meetings with myself and my mum, often on weekends and evenings. We always knew she was just a phone call away to answer any questions we had and if she didn’t have the answer then it would be found out for us. Once the claim was settled, she has still offered her support and provided contacts to do with my injury fund and further surgery I need. 

Boyes Turner client

"Great support throughout a very emotional and difficult period"

Claire was very much the lynchpin in achieving settlement of a complex case. From the outset Claire ensured steps were taken to manage both rehabilitation and legal/case requirements in the correct sequence; this included the early appointment of a case manager.

In addition Claire has been a great support throughout a very emotional and difficult period in our lives.

Boyes Turner client

"I cannot recommend them highly enough"

After being involved in a Road Accident I enlisted the services of Boyes Turner to help settle our compensation claim for damages and ongoing injuries that I incurred as a result. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their ongoing support throughout an extremely stressful ordeal was second to none. I suffered multiple injuries and they organised all my ongoing medical needs both physically and mentally, to help aid my recovery and rehabilitation. They managed my case with the utmost professionalism, concluding it satisfactorily so that I can move forward with my life and recovery. Thank you to Claire and her team for their amazing ongoing support and work with handling my case, in a time of great stress and uncertainty. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family.


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