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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 accidents, 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 in your life and 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 the 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 the hospital, or 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 as 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 don’t always end after settlement. Often we can be involved as professional deputies in appropriate cases where we assist you and your family with the ongoing management of health and welfare or financial issues.

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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.


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Lester Aldridge offers expertise across a range of personal injury claims arising out of RTAs and accidents at work. The team has considerable experience handling brain injuries, spinal injuries and amputations, with additional knowledge of industrial disease cases.Close quote
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Lester Aldridge provides great support, excellent communication and prompt, timely responses.Close quote
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Reputed for its work on brain and spinal injury claims, Lester Aldridge LLP predominantly deals with cases arising out of road traffic accidents. As head of both clinical negligence and personal injury, David Healy is adept at handling cases spanning both practice areas and has a particular specialism in motorcycle accident issues. Associate Fiona Brooke regularly handles orthopaedic injury, fatal accident and dependency claims.Close quote
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Specialist and experienced personal injury team dedicated to deriving the optimal settlements for clients.Close quote
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Good mix of experience levels. Able to manage both low and high value cases with equal care.Close quote
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Very many thanks for all your hard work in getting my compensation… I should be happy to recommend Lester Aldridge and to use your services again if the need arises.Close quote
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I received the cheque... That was a nice surprise, just wanted to say thank you to you and your colleagues for all your help, and thanks for putting up with me I can finally lay this to rest. All the best, you’ve been brilliant.Close quote
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I have been so impressed with how thorough, and how patient, they have been to see my process through to conclusion. It was a very welcome light in what at times felt like a tunnel I had to go through. In one word, a godsend.Close quote
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As you know I am very grateful for all your hard work bringing my case to a successful close. I will have no hesitation in recommending Lester Aldridge to friends, family and colleagues should they ever need to seek the help of a solicitor and obviously you are definitely my go to solicitors from now on!!Close quote
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We are very grateful to Ms Fiona Brooke's hard work and dedication. She is very thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you once again for us being able to have closure on the PI matter and finally plan our lives with the decent settlement we have received.Close quote
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My experience from start to finish through Lester Aldridge has been without any issues.
Karen Watts has been working on my case and has always been available anytime for guidance however big or small and has been fantastic the entire time and I'm forever thankful for all her hard work!Close quote
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Some two years ago, as executor of my sister's will, I consulted Lester Aldridge about making a compensation claim for significant inheritance tax losses incurred when my sister was killed by a careless and very elderly driver who mounted the pavement and crushed her against a wall. The claim has been expertly and energetically led in the past year by David Healy, resulting in a very satisfactory outcome without the case having to go to courtClose quote
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I had a worksite accident which resulted in a severe head injury. David Healy took my case on against 3 other defendants. I could not have chosen such an experienced, helpful person for my case. It was a very torrid time for 3 and a half years, but David Healy got me the best experts, the best care team available, but more so than anything, settled my case out of court with the best possible outcome a few months ago. David and his team were there with me in my darkest hours. I would recommend David at Lester Aldridge all day long.Close quote
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I find Lester Aldridge and the solicitors I dealt with have all been very pleasant even with the difficulty of taking 6 years we finally got a wonderful result and I'd highly recommend Karen Watts.
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I would single out Liz Oaten who has huge experience and good tactical flair. She is an excellent solicitor.Close quote
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Liz Oaten has a ruthless dedication to her clients. She has an incisive appreciation of the complexity of clinical cases. Her interaction with her clients, counsel and medical experts is impressive.Close quote
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Liz Oaten is fantastic. She is highly experienced with working knowledge of both sides. She has a wonderful ability to see into the heart of a problem. She is tenacious and does not give up.Close quote
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The experience with Lester Aldridge was excellent. Seeing this medical negligence claim succeed has been inspiring. It shows the power of perseverance and expert support in seeking justice.Close quote
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Great team, always kept us updated on our case and asked how we where throughout. Very knowledgeable and caring got the best help and support throughout the case would highly recommend to anyone. Excellent service from start to finish.Close quote
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Both Liz and Alice worked exceptionally hard on our case, doing so with compassion and dedication. Both took us through everything step by step, constantly on hand to answer questions and provide advice and support. Their knowledge of complex medical needs of children was exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. After a very difficult journey they were successful in getting the resolution we required.Close quote
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