Claim Compensation for a Serious Injury

If you’ve had an accident at work or in public, you may have suffered an injury that makes a devastating impact on your life. At Express Solicitors, we understand the long-term effects of these painful accidents.

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Make a claim for your serious injury

Serious injuries can take place anywhere – at home, in public or in the workplace. You can make a no win, no fee serious injury claim against an employer or a public organisation if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault.

At Express Solicitors, our expert personal injury solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ve helped thousands of people recover compensation following an accident at work – we’ll even take on cases that other law firms wouldn’t. We’re committed to helping you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Serious injury claims we can help with

Thankfully, serious injuries are far less common than short-term injuries. The Health and Safety Executive reported that out of 441,000 injuries at work, less than one-quarter led to more than seven days off work.

But serious injuries can happen anywhere, including at work, on the road or in a public place. If your injury happened because somebody was negligent, such as an employer, you could make a claim. Some examples of serious injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns

Why should you choose us?

100% No-Win-No-Fee

Contact us with the comfort of knowing you’ll never be at financial risk when you claim with us. We cover all legal costs, never charge upfront fees, and we only get paid if you do.

Advanced payments available

We understand how an accident can affect your financial position. We always look to collect an early compensation (interim) payment where possible.

We can take over your case

With legal specialists for every type of accident claim, we can take over your claim at any stage from another solicitors. We take pride in winning cases other firms turn down.

The claim process

We are completely transparent with our clients. Not only do you know exactly how we’re representing you, you’ll also know exactly where you are in the claim process.


Get impartial no win no fee legal guidance with a free initial no-obligation consultation.

On your side

We’ll use our experience and expertise to build the strongest legal argument for your claim.

Supporting your claim

Including medical assessments to ensure your claim is valued correctly.


We negotiate the maximum amount of compensation for you, representing you in court if needed.

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We’ll tell you instantly if you have a legal right to claim.

How do I know if I can make a claim for a serious injury?

You can make a serious injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. This generally applies to accidents at work, in a public place, or in healthcare settings such as a hospital.

When we look at your compensation claim, we’re looking for two things: ‘breach of duty’ and ‘causation’. Breach of duty means that somebody, such as an employer or doctor, has failed to keep you safe. ‘Causation’ refers to the breach of duty being the reason for the injury itself.

Product manufacturers have a duty to keep their products safe, just as doctors have a duty to keep patients safe, and employers have a duty to keep employees safe. Essentially, we are looking to prove that you were injured and you were not at fault. Our expert no win, no fee solicitors will look at everything from the injury itself to the financial losses and the long-term impacts on your life.

Recent successful claims

Even though we take on cases other firms won’t, we win 9 out of 10 cases.

£275,000 settlement for fall at work.

We secured £275,000 in compensation for a concrete plant worker who suffered a lifelong injury after being ordered to disregard safety measures and falling around twenty feet, landing on his back.

Landmark compensation payout for the family of an accident at work victim

Acting on behalf of Daniel’s bereaved mother, Nicola secured a payment amounting to £260,000 – far beyond the usual expected bereavement award of £10,000.

Teenager paralysed in road traffic accident wins £13 million payout

A teenager who was left paralysed when her friend’s car crashed has been awarded an eight-figure settlement.

Find out about your claim

We’ll instantly tell you if you have a legal right to claim.

  • No Win No Fee
  • We’ll take over your case
  • Interim payments available
  • Expert legal support

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Telephone: 01615430095
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm

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Making a claim can feel complex

We know that making a claim for compensation can feel daunting. We work hard to make it as simple and straightforward for you as possible. We’ll guide you throughout the whole process.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about claiming.

How much is a serious injury claim worth?

There are no set compensation amounts for serious injury claims. When we calculate your claim, we are looking at three main things: general damages (the injury itself), special damages (incurred financial losses), and the long-term effects on your life.

What are the time limits for serious injury compensation claims?

The time limits for serious injury compensation claims are generally three years from the date of the incident. There are some exceptions to this – which may affect you if you’ve had a serious head or brain injury. If your injury left you ‘mentally incapacitated’, for example, with brain damage, then there are no time limits for your claim. If you were under 18 at the time, you can claim for up to three years after your 18th birthday, or you can have a responsible adult (a ‘litigation friend) represent you.

How long does it take for an injury claim to pay out?

There are no set time periods for serious injury compensation claims to pay out. Generally, we aim to get all of our claims settled within a few months, but this can vary considerably depending on the seriousness of your injury, and the evidence we present for your case. If your claim takes longer, it is only because we are doing everything we can to get the biggest claim possible – including ‘early compensation payments’ to tide you over while you’re waiting for your full settlement. In some cases, claims can take up to two years.

Can I claim for a serious injury on behalf of somebody else?

You can claim for serious injuries on somebody else’s behalf. This is called being a ‘litigation friend’ and you need to be over 18 years of age. You can claim on behalf of a child up until their 18th birthday, or on behalf of somebody ‘mentally incapacitated’ – for example, somebody with brain damage.

Can I claim for anxiety after an accident?

You can claim for life-changing effects that are not always physical, including effects on your mental health. Some people may suffer symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder after an incident. Similar to physical injuries, you will need to be able to provide proof that you have sought medical help for your anxiety symptoms. We can help you to gather this evidence.

Will I have to go to court?

Only on very rare occasions would you need to go to court. Just 1% of all our cases end up in court – most of the time the other side agrees to settle before getting that far.

Can you take over my claim from another law firm?

We specialise in taking on cases that other law firms have rejected. We’re not afraid of hard work, and we don’t just take on easy cases – so get in touch if your claim was refused by another firm and we’ll see how we can help!

Treating our customers fairly

We’ve spent the best part of two decades refining our claim process to make it as easy as possible for you to claim. Here’s just some of the things you can rely on with us:

We have one of the highest ratios of support staff to lawyers in the UK. We’ve built our legal teams to support our solicitors so they can focus on your claim, ensuring it progresses as quickly as possible.

We’ll go to court if we need to. Unlike many firms, we won’t compromise on the value of your claim. We’ll never accept a lower offer just to speed up a claim.

We’ve invested heavily in IT to ensure the claim process runs as quickly and smoothly as possible.

We’re completely independent. Your best interests are always considered first.

We understand that your privacy matters. We’ll never share your data with anyone else.

We’re a fully authorised and regulated law firm, not a claims management company.

“Unlike many firms, all of our cases are managed by qualified solicitors. Handled with skill and great care, our solicitors provide unrivalled dedicated legal support through the claim process, ensuring you will always receive the maximum amount of compensation.”

James Maxey, Director, Express Solicitors

Award winning customer service

Our client experience is built on our service pledge.

We will always treat you with honesty and politeness.

We will always take time to learn about your and the impact of your injuries.

We’ll prepare your case in a way that gives you the best possible chance of success.

We will always push your case forward.

We will always tell you where your case is up to.

We will always be responsive to you.

We will seek interim payments for you where possible and appropriate.

We will always act immediately if you raise any concern.

A law firm you can trust

Express Solicitors was founded in 2000 to help injured people like you claim compensation you are legally entitled to.

Over the last twenty years, we’ve recovered over £160 million in compensation for more than 20,000 people and helped tens of thousands more with legal advice and support.

We’re known as a friendly and trustworthy company by our clients, and because we take on claims that other law firms have turned down, we really do show commitment to helping injured people get their lives back on track.

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