Accidents and injuries

Accidents and injuries, including health and medical negligence and dental claims

Organisations providing free information

Citizens Advice Bureau provides extensive and detailed information.

Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) is a non-profit making organisation set up by solicitors specialising in road accidents and compensation claims. Members are bound by a charter setting minimum service standards. The site offers extensive information on what do do if you have an accident, how to make a claim and how fee insurance works. You can locate a local member of the society from the site.

Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website, run by the charity Law for Life, the Foundation for Public Legal Education. It provides information on rights and the law.

AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) is an independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident. A ‘medical accident’ is where unintended harm has been caused as a result of treatment or failure to treat appropriately. This includes where the care has been negligent, but does not necessarily mean that it was. AvMA believes that whatever the cause of a medical accident, the people affected deserve explanations, support, and where appropriate, compensation. The site includes a directory of firms of solicitors they have assessed and approved.

Mesothelioma.org.uk is a dedicated online support and resource for families affected by mesothelioma. The website is impartial and independent with concise information on topics from welfare benefit information to finding the best legal advice. They campaign for asbestos awareness and for support for mesothelioma research to help future generations. The site is dedicated to a relative of the author who sadly died from this disease.

Firms of solicitors providing free information

Accident Claim Expert comes from Kevin Bolton, solicitor, of Manchester. There is a very large amount of information on the site about virtually every type of accident.

Accident Claims Advice, part of JF Law Limited, Upton, Wirral, provide extensive information on road traffic accident compensation claims, accident at work claims, sports injury claims, and slips, trips and falls.

Accident Solicitors Direct (ASD) of Sheffield have set up a very extensive Advice Centre. The site covers general personal injury (with detailed descriptions of many types of injury), road traffic accidents, accidents at work and industrial disease. The site provides good information which does not talk down to the viewer.

Actons – Nottingham, also provide a special site here on compensation for injury.

Amanda Cunliffe – Macclesfield, Cheshire, provide lots of information aboout different types of accident including accidents at work, road traffic injury, industrial disease and medical injury.

Antony Hodari & Co. – Manchester, provide information on personal injury claims, road traffic accidents, car accident injury claims, bike & motorbike accident claims, whiplash claims, brain, spinal, head injury claims & work accident claims.

Asbestos Law Partnership – Halifax and Birmingham, provide a great deal of information on all asbestos related topics

asbestosis-assist.co.uk from Simpson Millar – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Manchester, Wimbledon and Gateshead, provide useful information

www.asbestos-compensation.com from Thompson & Co., of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, cover what the disease is, why it occurs, different medical conditions and what you can do to claim compensation.

asbestoscompensation.com from Hamers – Hull, Leeds, Doncaster, Hessle and Sheffield, with information on asbestos and injuries related to asbestos.

Asbestos Victim Advice comes from We Solicitors of Manchester. There is lots of information about injuries due to asbestos and also legal news on this topic.

Bartletts of Liverpool, Chester and Ellesmere Port, offer a specialised site www.workrelatedinjury.co.uk with detailed information on many types of work injuries.

Bonallack and Bishop – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury, Verwood and Warminster provide information about how the No Win No Fee Agreements work, on their special site thenowinnofeesolicitor.co.uk

Boyes Turner – Reading, have special sites for Cerebral Palsy, Asbestos and Industrial Diseases, covering (across these three sites) Asbestosis, Asbestos related lung cancer, Dermatitis, Diffuse pleural thickening/fibrosis, Malignant Mesothelioma, Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, Occupational asthma, Pleural plaques and Vibration white finger/hand arm vibration syndrome.

Brain & Spinal Injuries comes from Leigh Day a specialist claimant personal injury law firm. The site provides a series of case studies, using video reports from the members of the family of the injured people and descriptions of the legal processes involved from the lawyers handling the cases. The style is straight forward and informative and would be very useful to families wondering what to do next.

Carrs, based in Bolton but handling claims across the UK, provide detailed information on their site of many types of injury at work.

claimsaction.co.uk, part of JF Law Limited, Upton, Wirral, provide extensive information on accidents at work, accidents on holiday, accidents involving an emergency services vehicle, animal injuries, asbestos compensation, building site injuries… and that’s just accident types beginning with A and B.

Claim Time – Birmingham, provides information on many types of injury and claim.

Clear Answers from Thompsons Solicitors (with branches around the country) provide a large amount of information on many personal injury topics.

Coles of Northallerton and Thirsk, North Yorkshire, provide information on their site about different types of accident and injury.

C&S of Bridgnorth, Shropshire and Bewdley, Worcestershire, provide information on accidents and injuries on their injuries site www.injury-law.co.uk

Cycle Aid is a site from Simon A Holt & Co of Preston which provides lots of good information on cycle accidents

Express – Northenden, Manchester provide information on many injury types and in particular, on two special sites: The Cerebral Palsy site and The Serious Injury site

Fisher Jones Greenwood – Colchester, provides information on the site.

Fletchers – Southport, offers information on medical negligence, serious injury and motorcycle and bike accidents

Hayward Baker – Portsmouth, provide information on different types of claim, how long the process may take and how much it will cost

Higgs & Sons – Brierley Hill and Kingswinford, West Midlands, have a special site Head Injury UK with extensive information on this type of injury.

Hugh James – Cardiff, provide information on many types of personal injury including accidents at work, brain injury, BT Deafness, harmful Products, holiday accidents, medical negligence, military deafness, spinal cord injury, sport & leisure injury and workplace disease & illness.

Irwin Mitchell, a major firm with many branches across the UK, provides a great deal of information on this topic especially on medical negligence at www.patientlawyers.com (medical negligence)

JMW Solicitors in Manchester and Altrincham provide information on the law and process of clinical negligence claims and also detailed information on such topics as A&E negligence, orthopaedic errors, erbs palsy, cerebral plasy, neonatal conditions, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical errors, obstetrics, gynaecology and psychiatric negligence.

KLS Law – Warrington offer a specialised site cycle-claims.co.uk with a great deal of useful information on cycle accidents and what to do if you have one.

Lampkin & Co. – Deeside, Flintshire provide information on Car accidents, Motorcycle accidents and Taxi cab accidents.

Lanyon Bowdler provide information on different types of injury and also give some interesting reports of awards they have won for their clients.

Lawson-West – Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough, provide downloadable guides on accidents at work and road traffic accidents.

Leigh, Day & Co. of London, provide extensive and detailed information on personal injury topics including medical negligence.

Levenes – London, Birmingham and Cardiff, provide answers to the most often asked questions and a form for viewers to fill in their queries.

Macks Solicitors offer a series of particular sites: www.caraccidentclaims.co.uk, www.holidayaccidentclaims.com and www.childrenscompensation.co.uk

Marsons – Bromley, Kent, have a specialised site Marsons Injury with extensive information.

Norrie Waite & Slater of Sheffield, Rotherham and Killamarsh, offer lots of information on different types of accident at sheffieldinjurylawyers.co.uk.

Pannone provide Pannone Clinical Negligence blog

Specter Partnership – London and Cheshire, provide a great deal of information on their web site about different types of injury and different types of claim.

Stephen Wood – Norwich, describes the different sort of no win no fee arrangements available and how they work. It is not as easy as it sounds.

Sternberg Reed Taylor & Gill – Barking, Essex, clinical-negligence

Stewarts of London and Leeds provide a site called spinalcordinjury.co.uk which gives a very large amount of information on this topic.

St Helens Law – St Helens, Merseyside, provide information on different types of injury on their specialised site injurylawyersdirect.co.uk. nd also offers free initial advice by email.

The Claims Connection offered by Winston Solicitors of Leeds offer free advice on accident claims, medical negligence, dental negligence and endowment complaints.

The Claim Solicitors – based in Chichester, offers a nationwide network of solicitors and medical experts.

TJL – Manchester, have a special site on cosmetic surgery problems and claims at cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.co.uk.

Tom Street & Co. of Frome, Somerset, have a specialised site doihaveacase.co.uk which provides information on many types of accident and injury.

Wilson Nesbitt – Belfast and Bangor, also offer a guide to damages in Northern Ireland at ABC Claims

Scottish firms providing information and services

Bonnar Accident Law, personal injury specialists One of Scotland’s leading personal injury law firms: road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial diseases, head & brain injury.
Free information on compensation claims!

Accident and Injury Claims Centre set up by Frazer Coogans, Ayr, provide information on their site on road traffic, accidents at work, slip and trip, industrial diseases, and other types of accident.

Accident Compensation Scotland

Bonnar & Company, with offices around Scotland, provide extensive information on their site on car and motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, construction site accidents, industrial disease claims, sports and leisure injuries and claims resulting from slips, trips and falls.

Conway Accident Law Practice – Glasgow have a good FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions) section on accident problems.

Lawford Kidd, Edinburgh, provides useful Scottish personal injury information on many different types of accident and injury, as well as advice for claiming.

Waterman’s, with offices around Scotland at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling & Inverness, provide extensive information on the site about different types of injury.

Claims firms providing information and services

Claims Firms are companies offering information on Accidents and Injuries and offering claims handling facilities. They all offer a free initial assessment. These companies generally use solicitors and in some cases are run by solicitors but they are not firms of solicitors as such – they are set up as companies.

Note that the Ministry of Justice now provides the statutory framework for the regulation of claims management activities. You can see their site (Claims Management Regulator) here. You should ensure that any company used to assist you with your claim is registered with this body. Solicitors (in the sections above) are regulated by the Law Society (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

Injured in the UK? Accident Claims Web advise on all aspects of personal injury law and have expert Brain Injury Claims Lawyers, Accidents at Work Solicitors and Car Accident Claims Lawyers.

1stclaims.co.uk provide information on their site on many types of claim.

Accident Claims UK provide information on their site on many types of claim.

Axiclaim specialise in Medical Negligence.

Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Claims

Claim.com provides information on many types of injury and types of claim

Claims.co.uk provides information on many types of claim

Claims4Free provide information for road accidents, criminal injury, industrial accidents and other types of injury.

Claims Helpline provide information and services on many types of claim

Claims Squad provides information on many types of claim

Direct2compensation provide information on many sorts of accident and some useful articles on the claims process

Medical Negligence Lawyers – information on many types of medical negligence claim

MedicalNegligenceAssist.co.uk provide information of many types of medical negligence, including birth injury claims, claims against a GP, misdiagnosis, hospital negligence and surgery claims. They have offices in England and Wales,

Negligence Claimline have set up an extensive Advice Centre with articles on many types of medical negligence claim as well as providing information generally about the law and the process of making a medical negligence claim.

No Win No Fee describes how the “no win no fee” claims work and indicates which types of case can be taken under this arrangement. It tells you how to read the small print.

Quittance are a national network of medical negligence and injury solicitors. There is a description of many types of injury and how to claim, on the site.

UK employment Law Solicitor John Eastwood offers no win no fee compensation claims relating to employment matters

The Accident Compensation People

The Accident Claimline provides information on various types of injury claims in the UK and provides a number of local and specialist sites.

You Claim – information and news on different types of claim

Wheels at Once

Dental injuries and claims

Dental Law Partnership – Nantwich, Cheshire, provide legal representation for dental patients in dental negligence cases.

Dental Claim Solicitors – Church Stretton, Shropshire, are specialists in dental law and dental negligence claims. They also provide a great deal of free information on their site.