Serious Injury Claims
Serious Injury Solicitors
Osbornes specialise in complex and high-value injury claims. Our serious injury lawyers pursue claims for individuals who have suffered a serious injury at work, on the road, cycling or in any other type of accident.
Stuart Kightley Partner
“A fantastic outfit for serious injury work.”
“Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms.”
Making a serious injury compensation claim
We will guide you through the claims process and answer many of your questions including what you can expect from a serious injury lawyer. You will learn more about our lawyers, including our experience in serious injury claims and how we specialise in helping those who have suffered the most serious of injuries. Finally, you will hear from some of our clients and how we have been able to help them.
Living life after a serious injury
Living with a serious and life-changing injury may mean a change in your lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to mean that you stop living your life. We are proud to work with and support organisations that advocate and speak up for people who have suffered serious injuries and their families. Osbornes are the approved lawyers for these charities including The Brain Injury Group, Headway, Limbless Association and Spinal Injuries Association.
Serious injury claims specialists
A serious injury can turn your life and the lives of your family upside down. You may be unable to work or return to a much-enjoyed job. You may find it difficult to care for yourself, and you may need ongoing medical care to try to get back to a normal life.
We specialise in bringing claims for all serious injuries. Our team have built up a strong reputation for representing clients with the following injuries:
We also specialise in working with families who have tragically lost a loved one in a fatal accident.
Serious Injury Claims FAQs
Should I speak to a specialist serious injury lawyer?
If you have suffered a serious injury we understand the devastating impact that it can have on your life and the lives of your family and loved ones. Serious injury claims are less common than other types of personal injury claims which means that you should seek help from an expert in the field of recovering damages for serious injuries.
When a very serious injury is suffered, there will often be irreversible and life-changing damage, such as paralysis, severe traumatic brain damage, amputations, severe burns or even death. Whatever the injury, it is essential that a specialist solicitor is instructed who understands the nature of the injury and the need for proper funding to support care, aids, housing and therapy regimes which must often last a lifetime.
Seriously injured clients often need long term treatment, and there can be a significant period of adjustment both for our clients and for their families. Many people who have suffered serious injuries require special housing or adaptations, care and support packages, specialist equipment, and early payments to alleviate financial hardship and to establish fully funded private care regimes.
How do lawyers deal with serious injury accident claims?
Osbornes’ specialist serious injury solicitors will liaise with leading medical specialists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists and even architects to work with us on your case and make sure all bases are covered concerning your future rehabilitation and needs. In these cases early rehabilitation funding is essential and a proactive approach to the litigation can secure a long term support package of care, accommodation and therapy.
How much compensation can I claim for a serious injury?
Every serious injury claim is different so the amount of damages that are award will depend on the injury, the circumstances of your accident and many other factors. The compensation that you receive is split into two parts
- General damages ( these are based on the severity of your injuries and how long it takes for you to recover from them)
- Special damages (this is compensation to cover financial losses and expenses that occurred as a result of your accident and the injury you suffered).
While no one can say exactly how much compensation you will receive at the outset, our extremely experienced lawyers will be able to talk you through all of the factors that influence the final settlement.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
Leading serious injury lawyers
Our team of serious injury solicitors has more than 40 years of experience in this area. The team is led by Ben Posford. Ben is considered one of the leading catastrophic injury lawyers in the UK. His team will help you connect with medical experts, therapists and care providers to make sure your future needs are taken care of. Our aim is to secure you the best financial package, with early or interim payments inbuilt throughout your case, so you don’t have to worry about your financial situation.
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Our Personal Injury Team View the whole team
Rob Aylott Partner
Sam Collard Partner
Sophie Davies Partner
Nicola Hall Associate Solicitor
Andrew Middlehurst Associate Solicitor
Laura Swaine Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury Expertise
- Accident at work Claims
- Amputation & Limb-Loss Claims
- Beauty Treatment Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Child Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Cycling Accident Claims