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Our specialist team of personal injury lawyers are passionate about solving complex problems and delivering solutions for injured people and their families.
You or a family member may have suffered life-changing injuries through no fault of your own. You need help and support with the immediate aftermath of the injury, rehabilitation and financial support going forwards into the future and for the rest of the injured person’s life.
What can our personal injury solicitors help with?
Our specialist team of lawyers at Lester Aldridge can help with personal injury claims arising out of many different types of accident, including:
Why choose us for your personal injury or medical negligence claim?
We are passionate about supporting you and your family in getting the right rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible after the incident and helping you and your family to rebuild your life and giving you the financial security that you need and deserve.
Our specialist team of injury lawyers and medical negligence solicitors is made up of a group of highly motivated, genuine and dedicated people who want to do the best for you and want to make a difference to your life and to the lives of the loved ones around you. The team includes true specialists in specific areas of personal injury law, including lawyers who are accredited by the Law Society for personal injury and clinical negligence cases and by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. We also have experienced professional deputies within the team.
Over the years, our specialist lawyers have helped thousands of victims of serious or life changing injuries with their medical negligence or personal injury claim. Our drive and our passion is to help you. We know it is not always about money, or at least not in the early days, as the key to making a difference is to recognise what you and your family need and to arrange the necessary rehabilitation and treatment to help get you to the best possible place as soon as possible. We have access to the very best rehabilitation experts and medical professionals. We have access to the very best rehabilitation units throughout the country. We have access to the very best experts who are able to help with whole process of recovery and rehabilitation. We can then help you and your family to provide a secure financial future so that you do not have to worry going forward.
No win no fee solicitors
We know that making a personal injury claim can be daunting and many people worry that they will face a large legal bill at the end of the process. Our lawyers are able to deal with your claim on a no win no fee basis. This means there is no financial risk if your claim is unsuccessful. We will be happy to discuss with you exactly what this means and how it all works.
Whatever your circumstances, we have the specialist knowledge to do the best job for you and your loved ones.
What is the process for making a personal injury claim?
Here’s a quick guide to what to expect when making a personal injury claim.
One of our specialist personal injury lawyers will come to see you at home or in hospital or as a result of the coronavirus, we can conduct a virtual meeting if you prefer. We will discuss with you exactly what we can do for you and your family and how we can help you with your rehabilitation in the early days following the incident. This initial meeting is without any obligation at all. We won’t pressure you and we certainly won’t push you into anything that you are not comfortable with. When you are ready to proceed we will enter into a no win no fee agreement and we can then start to work really hard for you to secure the care and rehabilitation that you need and deserve.
We will start to gather the expert evidence that we need for the claim. We will involve experts in rehabilitation and medical professionals who can help us get together the information that we need to plan your future treatment and future needs. That might include care, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, transport, accommodation, psychological therapies, aids and appliances, education and work related issues.
All the time that we are gathering the evidence we are also ensuring that you have the very best possible therapies that you need to help you rebuild your life. We will secure interim payments to pay for the treatment and rehabilitation and, of course, to make up for any loss of earnings that you may have suffered.
We will support you and your family to take away as much stress and pressure that we can and we will be there for you whenever you need us.
If we have to go to trial we will arrange the very best representation for your case. We have access to the best of the best barristers throughout the country. We will give you the best possible expert advice at all stages in the personal injury claim process so you can always rely upon us to tell you what the right settlement should be and when it is the right time to settle.
Our help and support doesn’t always end after settlement. Often we can be involved as professional deputy in appropriate cases where we assist you and your family with the ongoing management of health and welfare or financial issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have access to the very best rehabilitation experts and medical professionals to provide the best possible care for you or your loved one. We also work with specialist care providers where you may only need occasional respite care right up to full time live in care with double up throughout the day and night.
We can arrange specialist equipment from motorised wheelchairs, gantry and mobile hoists, adapted vehicles, bespoke adapted kitchens through to robotics to aid mobility. We regularly work with suppliers of the most cutting edge equipment to make life easier and to aid the recovery process.
Yes, we can take over your claim from your existing solicitor without any financial implications for you. You just have to sign a form of authority and we do the rest. We are able to take over cases that have legal aid funding and we will offer you a no win no fee agreement so that you will not be worse off financially.
Mostly personal injury cases do not go to trial. Most settle before trial. However, we work on the basis that your case has to be prepared as if it will go to trial. That way we achieve the very best result for you in the shortest possible time. If it does go to trial we will support you and your family every step of the way.
In most cases, the time for commencing a claim with the court is three years from the date of the negligent act. In some cases, it is three years from the date when you first realise that you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another party. In fatal cases, it is three years from the date of death.
It can take a number of years to gather the evidence that you and we need to achieve a final resolution of the claim. Sometimes we have to wait until a medical condition or symptoms resolve before exploring settlement. In claims involving children we may have to wait until the child reaches a certain age to be able to determine what their needs will be in the future. We can give you an idea of the likely timescale of your case at the start.
We will be able to offer you a no win no fee agreement, which means that if you lose you don’t pay anything at all. If you win you may have to pay a success fee although we will discuss whether or not you will be asked to pay a success fee at the start and before you enter into the agreement with us. That way you can decide!
In some cases we will advise you to take out after the event insurance and we will be able to advise on that before we get started. The insurance premium is reasonably priced and is only payable if you win and at the end of the case.