Our Personal Injury team will help you make a claim for compensation.
Victoria Stevenson

Personal Injury Claims Solicitors

If you've had an accident that wasn't your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation to cover the hardship and losses it causes.

From our offices in Peterborough, Spalding, Nottingham, Alconbury and Birmingham we help accident victims claim compensation for their injuries and get on the road to recovery. Our friendly and specialist Personal Injury teams handle hundreds of accident compensation claims each year and have extensive experience to ensure your case flows smoothly and that all your questions are answered.

Free initial consultation, no win-no fee personal injury compensation claims

We offer a free initial consultation which means it will cost you nothing to discover whether you have a compensation claim and, if you do, we will guide you all the way through your claim with a friendly, professional and helpful service. We offer a number of flexible funding arrangements, including no-win-no-fee if this is suitable for your particular case.

If you are not close to our offices in Peterborough, Spalding, Nottingham, Alconbury or Birmingham, it doesn't matter - we help people from all over the UK to claim the compensation they deserve.

Four simple steps to starting your claim with our personal injury solicitors

  • Call one of our friendly team on 01775 764150 or start your claim online now by filling in our simple form and requesting a call back.
  • If you'd like to give us a little more detail about your claim now, let us know using our online SmartForm.
  • A member of our team will assess your situation and use their skill and experience and inform you whether you may have a compensation claim.
  • If you have a possible claim, they can get started there and then and will take you through the process.

The types of accident we can help with include

  • Road accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Public liability claims (including trip and slip)
  • Clinical and medical negligence compensation claims
  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Military and MOD cases
  • Injuries suffered outside the UK
  • Fatal accidents

Law Society Personal Injury Accredited

This Law Society accreditation reflects the strength of practice in our personal injury claims team with Victoria Stevenson being a member of the Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

Our team also includes Robert Dempsey, who has particular expertise in clinical negligence cases as well as other types of personal injury claim, such as accidents at work, fatal accidents and high value road traffic accidents.

We found Roythornes to be very helpful and committed to our case. Communication was first class and we understood our position and the status of our case at all times.

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We also have a particular skill in MOD compensation claims, having handled many successful cases for servicemen and women against the Ministry of Defence. These claims need a particular understanding of the way the MOD works and we are one of the few firms in the country which has this expertise.

Start your claim

Whether you have had an accident at work, a road traffic accident or a 'trip and slip', contact one of our team today to discover whether you can make a claim for compensation – you have nothing to lose.

Personal injury FAQs

How long does a personal injury claim take?

This always depends on the individual circumstances of your case, so unfortunately we cannot give you a set timeframe. However, at your initial consultation we will discuss potential timeframes and how long it could take for you to reach a resolution - this could take several months to a few years, depending on factors such as:

  • The seriousness of your injuries.
  • Whether the responsible party admits liability.
  • Whether expert witnesses are needed and how many.

We focus on constructive resolution, settling the vast majority of our clients’ cases out-of-court. This means we are often able to settle claims much faster than going through the court system. That being said, we never compromise on compensation or encourage clients to settle for less than they deserve just to bring the case to an end sooner. We are prepared to fight your corner and get you everything you are entitled to.

If you do need support to cover the costs of treatment or rehabilitation while the personal injury claim is ongoing, we can provide advice about negotiating ‘interim payments’ with the responsible party, which allows you to claim compensation before the final settlement has been agreed.

What can you claim personal injury compensation for?

Personal injury compensation is meant to put you back in the position you were in before the accident as far as possible and to restore your quality of life. So, you can claim compensation for a wide range of things, from treatment for physical and psychological injuries to financial losses. Things you could claim for include:

  • Pain and suffering (both physical and mental).
  • Loss of amenity (not being able to do things you enjoy anymore).
  • Loss of earnings, including future earnings if you cannot work anymore, do the same job as before or your earning potential is reduced.
  • The costs of medical treatment.
  • The costs of home adaptations, care and specialist equipment.
  • The costs of moving to somewhere adapted to your needs.
  • Expenses, such as the costs of travelling to and from hospital appointments.
  • Bereavement (if the person injured has passed away and you are claiming on their behalf).

Is there a time limit on making a personal injury claim?

Typically, you need to start your personal injury claim within three years of the accident happening. One exception to this is if you do not realise that you are injured until later on. In this case, you have three years from the date you realised or could reasonably have realised that the negligence occurred.

Other exceptions include:

  • If you are claiming on behalf of a child under 18 years old - you have until their 18th birthday to start a claim.
  • If you are claiming on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity - there is no deadline unless the person regains capacity, at which point the deadline is three years from the date of regaining capacity.
  • If you are claiming on behalf of someone who has died due to the negligence - the deadline is three years from the date of death or the date the cause of death is discovered.

What evidence do you need for your personal injury claim?

We will help you gather the evidence you need to make your personal injury claim, so there is nothing you need to make sure you have before your first meeting with us. Evidence will also vary depending on the circumstances of your case.

However, good evidence to have could include:

  • Your own account of what happened
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical reports and expert evidence
  • Photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Police reports
  • CCTV

Get in touch with our personal injury claims solicitors

For further information about a personal injury claim, get in touch with our solicitors in Alconbury, Peterborough, Spalding, Nottingham or Birmingham. Of course, if you have any questions about compensation claims or your accident in particular, we will be very happy to answer them.

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