Helping you get back on your feet

With over 35 years combined experience between our two personal injury solicitors, we have helped hundreds of people obtain the compensation they deserve when injured as a result of an accident. We are also a members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Whether a claim is worth a few thousand pounds or over a million pounds, we treat each case and client with the care and attention needed. It does not matter how big or small your claim is, you will have your own dedicated solicitor who you can talk to face to face throughout your claim.

If you believe you have a claim, contact us on 01795 664431 and ask to speak to Mr Samuel Bancroft in the first instance for a free initial appraisal. We offer a variety of funding for such claims, including on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Below are a list of the examples of claim we regularly deal with. If your claim is not listed please still contact us as we may still be able to act for you. Please note that we do no longer act in medical negligence cases ( as this can now only be dealt with by specialists ) but can refer you to other solicitors that do.

Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents are one of the most common accidents in the UK.  You can claim compensation for your injuries if you were on foot, in a vehicle (driver or passenger), riding a motorbike, a bicycle or a horse at the time of the accident. Any compensation may also cover your loss of earnings as well as other financial losses you may have suffered. Please note that if the accident was caused by an uninsured or untraced driver, you may still have a claim and should contact us.

Accidents at Work

Every employer owes its employees, agents and visitors a duty of care to ensure that they are safe from accidents in the workplace and in the course of work. There should be a safe place of work, safe plant material and equipment, a safe system of work in place and competent staff as colleagues. We have successfully pursued claims for workers in a wide variety of situations ranging from factories, offices and building sites to ships, hospitals and military training. If you’ve suffered from an accident at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Common Examples of accident at work claims include:

  • Accidents caused by the negligence of colleagues
  • Accidents caused by a lack of training or instruction
  • Accidents caused by defective or dangerous equipment
  • Slips or trips in the workplace
  • Injuries involving manual handing
  • Injuries from exposure to harmful substances, levels of noise or vibration
  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Psychiatric harm caused by stress at work
  • Physical attacks by others.

Trips and slips

Organisations owe a duty of care to all visitors to its premises and public bodies also owe such duties (for example, local authority owned parks), including on the highways (claims against the relevant Highways Authority). If you’ve been injured as a result of a fall (from a ‘trip or slip’), please do contact us to discuss a potential claim.

Common Examples of such claims are

Wet or slippery floors in shops or supermarkets
Uneven or faulty surfaces in playgrounds, schools and car parks
Defective pavements or road surfaces.

Fatal Accident Claims

If a loved one has died as a result of an accident, you and their Estate may have a claim. We have acted for numerous Estate and bereaved relatives in making such claims which can often be both emotionally difficult for those involved particularly at times of financial strain. Claims for loss can be made by the Estate and by certain dependants. If someone close to you has died as a result of an accident please do contact us to discuss a potential claim.

Physical & Sexual Abuse Claims

If you have suffered from physical or sexual abuse, even if the abuser is not worth pursing for damages, you may have a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Due to very strict time limits in making such a claim if you do have such a claim please do contact us as soon as you are able. Please note that if you’ve been the victim of harassment but have not suffered personal injury, you may still have a claim under the common law and/or the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. In the event that the abuser is worth pursing, please note that a claim can be made in such a manner as to ensure anonymity.

Animals causing Injury

Injuries suffered as a result of accidents caused by animals take place commonly but people often do not consider whether or not they might have a claim. The Animals Act 1971 imposes liability on the owner/controller of an animal in a variety of circumstances and there is the further consideration as to whether or not the potential Defendant was negligent .If you’ve been injured by an animal please do contact us to discuss whether or not you have a potential claim.

Other Public Liability Claims

Claims can arise as a result of breach of duty of care by schools, prisons, care homes, hotels,restaurants and other institutions and establishments. These can range from food poisoning and allergic reactions to failure to protect care home residents, schoolchildren and other vulnerable persons.