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Delivering the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury

Our commitment to fighting your corner and personal approach is what makes us unique.  Our Personal Injury team has one simple goal – we are committed to getting you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injury, as quickly as possible. We are friendly and approachable – and we remove any financial worry about making a claim, by taking your case on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

Our expertise is recognised by national and professional associations – including Headway, the Brain Injury Group, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Chambers & Partners 2017.

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe at work - and all employers have a duty of care towards their staff. If you have been injured due to an accident at work that was not your fault, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Whether you’ve been hurt at the office, on a building site or in a factory - our personal injury lawyers can help you make a claim.

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  • If you have suffered a serious brain injury, this can affect your life dramatically. It may hospitalise you for many months and you may not be able to return to work or your home immediately. You may also need specialist therapies to help you to learn to walk and talk again. Our specialist Personal Injury team has represented many brain injured clients in complex and high value cases.

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  • When a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional makes a mistake - which leads to treatment that falls below the standard expected of a reasonably competent practitioner - the consequences can be very serious.

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  • Criminal injuries and child cases
    Anyone who has been the victim of a crime, or been abused as a child, is likely to have been through a traumatic experience and suffered long-standing effects. If you have suffered injury as a result of a criminal act, whether physical or psychological, our experts are experienced in dealing with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and can guide you through the process of making a claim.
  • Dental & Cosmetic
    The vast majority of doctors, nurses and dentists provide superb quality healthcare - but sometimes things do go wrong. You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you feel you have suffered injury, unnecessary pain or scarring, emotional trauma or psychological damage from cosmetic surgery or dentistry.
  • Losing a loved one is a devastating and traumatic life event. We have experience in helping hundreds of people who have been bereaved in tragic circumstances - and in these situations, our priority is to ensure that you and your family have access to all the care and advice you need. We will apply for interim payments for financial support, as well as ensuring that all of your losses - now and in the future - are included when seeking compensation.

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  • If you have suffered an injury whilst on a ‘package holiday’ - which you believe was the fault of the hotelier or holiday company – then you may be able to claim compensation, even though the injury happened abroad. By package holiday, we mean one where a British tour operator arranges your accommodation and your transport to and from the airport.

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  • Should you become ill as a result of your job or work environment, we can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve. Our specialist solicitors are experienced in handing a variety of industrial disease claims including:

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  • Anyone who suffers injury as a result of a faulty or defective product, which has a substandard level of safety, should be able to make a Product Liability claim against the manufacturer under the Consumer Protection legislation. Typical situations include the following – and any of these situations this would clearly give rise to an action for compensation:

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  • Everyone experiences stress - however, certain types of stress can be physically and psychologically harmful. If you have witnessed a serious accident or been directly involved in a serious accident yourself, you could be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our specialist solicitors can provide a free initial consultation and then investigate your claim to determine if you have a case.

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  • Road Traffic Accidents
    Road traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim – and for low impact or minor injury cases, we aim to recover your compensation within months of your accident. You don’t even have to be the driver of a car to make a claim. Passengers, motorcyclists, pedal cyclists and pedestrians who have been involved in accidents on the road are equally entitled to claim for compensation.
  • If you are a visitor or customer on someone else’s premises, you can claim against the owner or occupier if you suffer an injury after a slipping accident - which you do not believe was your own fault. If you have slipped on something that should not have been on the floor, in a public place or at work - then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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  • Tripping Accidents
    If you have been injured through a trip or fall, we can help you to find out if you are able to make a claim for compensation. It is essential that accurate measurements of the defects are taken as soon as possible after the accident, as repairs are often carried out very quickly afterwards. Photographs of the wider area are also essential, as the courts have been known to take into account the general condition of the surrounding area.
  • We are proud of how we have helped our clients, see some of the cases we have won.

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  • Compensation is split into three parts, known as ‘heads of damages’. Each part considers what the injured person has already lost, what they might lose or need in the future, and how much they have suffered.

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  • No win no fee
    We operate under the ‘no win, no fee’ system, which removes the financial risk of bringing a claim. Essentially this means that if you lose, you won’t be out of pocket - because we take out specialist ‘after the event’ insurance on your behalf which covers the other side’s costs. If you win, any of the legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from any compensation paid to you.
  • Personal Injury Trusts
    If you receive compensation as a result of a Personal Injury Claim, this may put the savings or capital held in your own name above a certain limit. This could mean that you lose entitlement to certain means-tested state benefits, local authority care or other support – and your benefits may be reduced or even stopped.
  • Being involved in an accident can be a life-changing experience and sometimes rehabilitation can take many months or years. As well as helping you to get the compensation you deserve, we can also help to secure the finances you need to pay for equipment and physiotherapy, or support with other care and therapies that are vital to your recovery and long-term needs.

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THE Personal Injury team

  • Anne Maguire Consultant
    Personal Injury 01908 689365
    Anne is a Consultant to the Personal Injury Department. Anne is ranked as a leader in her field by Chamber and Partners Legal Directory. She has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients who have suffered serious brain or life-changing injuries, clinical negligence and fatal accidents.

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  • Navdip Gill Partner
    Personal Injury 01908 689338
    Navdip has been a Partner at Geoffrey Leaver for 10 years. He is based within the Personal Injury department. He has over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury litigation and has built up a strong network with spinal surgeons, neurologists and plastic surgeons. 

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  • Sam Seaford Partner
    Personal Injury 01908 689349
    Sam has close to 10 years’ experience of handling all manner of personal injury claims including but not limited to employer’s liability, road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims.  Sam has extensive experience in claims against insurance companies, large scale employer’s and their representatives, Councils and the Police. 

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  • Ann Summerling Chartered Legal Executive
    Personal Injury 01908 689368
    Ann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in May 2006. She has extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury claims.

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  • Kerry Gibbs Litigation Executive
    Personal Injury 01908 692769
    Kerry has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, in various roles acting on behalf of claimants and defendants.  The majority of her experience has been gained in Personal Injury, where she worked her way up to client account manager for a large corporation before specialising in claimant based work.

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  • Jim McGarrity Partner
    Private Client Services 01908 689331
    Jim has over 30 years' experience in the law and now specialises in will, probate, trust and inheritance disputes and court of protection cases.

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