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Serious Injury Lawyers


Our Serious Injury Lawyers specialise in helping the injured and the innocent when they face the most serious of life’s challenges because of complex and serious injury.  We are committed to enabling the best recover and securing the maximum compensation settlements as part of a Serious Injury Claim following critical injuries, where people experience life-changing consequences from what has happened to them.

While the injury compensation claim settlement is integral to building the foundations for future life, our absolute priority is the immediate and long-term physical and mental well-being of our clients and their loved ones.

If you or a loved one have suffered a life-changing injury through no fault of your own, then you should be entitled to make a claim for compensation. You should immediately consult our Serious Injury Lawyers, recognised in their specialist field for their expertise and acumen, and best positioned to advise you appropriately and compassionately about making a Serious Injury Claim. We can provide you with the best and most immediate advice, and if necessary, the long-lasting support and advocacy you or your family may need.

A serious injury is often referred to as a catastrophic injury in legal terms, will have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life, often resulting in long-term repercussions for everyone involved.

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury following the negligence of a third party, the team of serious injury specialists here at Lanyon Bowdler can help you recover compensation to help meet the needs of your life-changing injuries.

Specialist Serious Injury Claim Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler's team are expert Serious Injury Lawyers and handle many catastrophic injury compensation claims, as recognised by 2022 edition of The Legal 500, which lists Lanyon Bowdler in Tier One for medical negligence in the West Midlands Tier Two for personal injury in the West Midlands. Both teams are also recommended and ranked as Band 1 in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK. See the video below following our highly successful Brain Injury Conference “Surviving Brain injury”.

Our team of specialist Serious Injury Lawyers understand the severity and consequences surrounding the impact of a serious injury. We have a wealth of experience in successfully representing clients across a variety of injury claim cases which have involved substantial levels of compensation being recovered.

We pride ourselves on being a compassionate and approachable law firm, who prioritise our client’s needs in all that we do. Please get in touch to see how we can help. See what Matty Watton had to say about his experience of Lanyon Bowdler following his serious injury claim after a lower limb amputation by watching the video below.

What is a Serious Injury Claim?

Serious or catastrophic injury compensation claims typically involve the brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures. However, the term covers a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Brain injury (Acquired brain injury claims & Traumatic brain injury claims)
  • Serious head injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation or serious orthopaedic injuries equivalent in severity
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Severe burns and scalding
  • Fatal Accident Claims
  • Multiple & Complex Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Serious Injuries to Children

The list above is certainly not exhaustive, as every serious injury case is unique, so if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, then it is likely you are entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation. The only way to be sure is call us today and have a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Serious injuries tend to leave long-lasting effects on the injured person and potentially their families and loved ones. Round the clock care and even adaptations to the home may be required in provision for ensuring a quality of life after a serious injury is made as feasible as possible.

Serious injuries tend to be the result of either severe traumatic injury caused by a serious accident or instances of medical negligence.

A Serious Injury Claim for compensation is multi-faceted, long term consequences must be factored into financial compensation settlements to ensure the long term well-being of the injured person and their needs are fully considered.

How Much Compensation can I expect for a Serious Injury Claim?

Every Serious Injury Claim is unique. Unique because of the differences that exist between the circumstances, causes and liability surrounding the accident or the act of negligence itself and also unique because every individual is also unique.

For many reasons it is difficult to forecast the exact amount of compensation that may eventually be paid out, but each serious injury claim will be valued based on certain conditions:

  • Loss of earnings suffered by the victim including future projected losses. Any lost earnings suffered by family members who provided / continue to provide care would also be for consideration.
  • Medical costs
  • Costs surrounding any material losses occurring during the accident (ie Motorcycle)
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
  • Costs of Psychological care / support
  • Costs of home or vehicle adaptations needed to enhance independent living
  • Equipment costs: aids to enhance independent living such as wheelchairs
  • General damages considerate of pain and suffering endured by the victim and their family

Who Can Make a Serious Injury Claim for Compensation?

Unfortunately, it is the case, that on many occasions where a person has sustained the most serious of injuries, it is not possible for that person themselves to pursue a serious injury claim. Rightly this does not prohibit family member from seeking the justice deserved.

If a child has experienced a catastrophic injury, their parents or a legal guardian is entitled to make the claim for compensation. In the case of children, a claim can still be submitted for up to 3 years beyond the child turning 18 years old.

For an adult experiencing a serious injury, then a claim must be brought within 3 years of the incident, although there are exceptional circumstances that surround this time limit based on the mental capacity of the injured person. In the case of an adult a spouse, family member of dependent can make a serious injury claim on behalf of the injured person.

As mentioned, there are exceptions and special circumstances that courts may need to consider surrounding time limits so if you are unsure about anything regarding the potential for you to make a claim for compensation for yourself or for a family member, we will quickly be able to put your mind at ease.

Trust Lanyon Bowdler's Serious Injury Lawyers to help make your Injury Claim

Serious Injury Claims should only be dealt with by specialist lawyers specialising in serious injury who have the knowledge, experience and relationships with tried and tested medical and rehabilitation experts who often assist those who have sustained such an injury.

Our lawyers comprehensively investigate all elements of the circumstances surrounding the cause of injury, to ensure we compile the strongest case possible and know the right questions to ask. Our solicitors will be there with you every step of the way through the legal process to ensure it remains as stress-free as possible.

As well as our considerable experience in working with individuals and families who have been affected by all types of serious accidents, we can provide additional support from our in-house nurses and local charities, support agencies and rehabilitation teams. Our specialist Court of Protection Team can provide advice and support with managing finances, particularly where the injured person may lack capacity or have logistical difficulty in accessing their finances.

Our Serious Injury Lawyers are delegates of the Law Society Personal Injury Accredited Panel. Neil Lorimer, partner in the team, is recognised as an APIL accredited ‘Brain Injury’ specialist.

We are also affiliated with Headway – and on the Brain Injury Association's Personal Injury Solicitors List and the Spinal Injuries Association’s (SIA) approved list, which only acknowledges personal injury firms who are able to demonstrate considerable expertise in brain and spinal injury cases.

No Win No Fee Serious Injury Claims

Lanyon Bowdler’s team are leading Serious Injury Lawyers in the midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales. When handling a Serious Injury Claim, we can often do so on a no win no fee basis. This means that if we fail to secure a financial settlement for you, there will be nothing to pay. Justice, compassion and financial compensation is our business and we are the best at what we do. With this in mind, if you believe that you have a claim, you should pick up the phone and tell us your story today. There is really nothing to lose and when we have a grasp of the full facts, we will be able to confirm that we can handle your claim – no win no fee.

Lanyon Bowdler can review your Serious Injury Claim

Are you happy with the way your compensation claim is currently being handled? Even if your claim has recently settled we may still be able to review your case, read more here.

Get in Touch With Lanyon Bowdler's Serious Injury Lawyers

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you with a serious injury claim. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form on the righthand side of this page. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit where more convenient.

We possess a network of partners in areas such as medical care, psychological counselling, rehabilitation, home-care, home adaptions etc and we can connect our clients with an array of professionals who can provide support to best enable the journey to recovery. By choosing Lanyon Bowdler as your advocate to bring about your Serious Injury Claim, you are choosing specialist serious injury lawyers who will recognise and understand your suffering and who will work together with you to get you the right support and ultimately the maximum financial settlement you deserve.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands. As a leading UK team of Serious Injury Lawyers, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.


Karen was always easy to contact and very helpful with completion of the sale. 

- Stephen Mellish, Hereford

Llinos was very attentive and very helpful when we needed urgent advice.

- Mr Sion Wyn Fon & Mr Michael Rees Thomas, Manchester

Thank you for doing such a great job for me in court today Stephen. I will take the time to express mine and Keighlys gratitude for the excellent outcome you secured for me from the magistrates, we can't thank you enough.

- Steven Charles Simpson, Shrewsbury

Very professional standards and advice.

- Mr S Barnes & J Barnes, Hereford

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

 Have always provided a very professional service. 

- Mr Richard Hartland Pinchin & Mrs Margaret Rose Pinchin, Ludlow

Neil has been amazing and supportive with our family. We can't thank him enough. I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional person to assist them. Extremely supportive and understanding always made things clear and gave the best advice for our case. Outstanding and amazing service. Thank you. 

- S Richards

Impressed by speed for the timescale I was requesting and response to emails, very efficient.

- Carole Y Barsby, Telford

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