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What is a personal injury solicitor?

A personal injury solicitor, Plymouth is a legal professional who specialises in providing legal advice and representation to individuals who have suffered physical injuries due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. These injuries are often traumatic and life-changing and can have a significant impact on the person’s ability to work, live independently, and care for themselves.

The primary role of a specialist personal injury lawyer is to help injured parties obtain compensation for their injuries and any resulting financial losses. 

Such injuries may result from various incidents such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work, accidents in public places, or other instances where negligence or wrongdoing has led to significant harm.

Our member firms of highly experienced serious injury solicitors possess extensive expertise in navigating complex legal matters arising from catastrophic injuries. They are dedicated to advocating for and securing just compensation for our clients. 

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party responsible for your injuries.

Please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss how we may assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve. 

Personal Injury Solicitors Plymouth: Our Services

The legal matters which our member firms deal with include, but are not limited to, compensation claims for the following types of accidents and injuries:

Our firms of serious injury lawyers in Plymouth go beyond just legal representation for compensation. They offer a comprehensive service package to help you recover and rebuild your life after a serious injury.

To find out more about how our accident and negligence solicitors could assist you with your personal injury compensation claim, please contact us today to discuss your case in more detail.

What is the role of a personal injury solicitor?

The role of a personal injury solicitor encompasses various responsibilities aimed at assisting individuals who have been injured in an accident or due to negligence. Some of the primary roles and responsibilities of a personal injury solicitor, Plymouth, include:

Legal Advice:

  • Provide expert legal advice on the potential claim, including the legal process, possible outcomes, and the likely amount of compensation.
  • Advise on the strength of the case and any risks involved.

Investigation and Evidence Gathering:

  • Collect and review evidence, including medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation.

Claim Filing:

  • Prepare and file the necessary legal documents to initiate a personal injury claim.
  • Ensure that all procedural requirements are met and that the claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations.


  • Negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company or legal representatives to reach a fair settlement.
  • Advocate for the client’s best interests, seeking maximum compensation for injuries, lost wages, and other damages.


  • If a settlement cannot be reached, represent the client in court.
  • Present evidence, question witnesses, and make legal arguments to secure a favourable judgment.

Case Management:

  • Manage the progression of the case, keeping the client informed of developments and providing updates on the status of the claim.
  • Handle all communications with opposing parties and their representatives.

Client Support and Counseling:

  • Offer emotional support and reassurance to clients throughout the legal process.
  • Help clients understand their rights and the legal process, reducing their stress and anxiety.

Settlement and Compensation:

  • Ensure that any settlement or court-awarded compensation is fair and covers all aspects of the client’s damages, including any adaptations needed to the home and loss of earnings.
  • Assist in the proper disbursement of settlement funds.

No win, no fee solicitors

Many of the law firms in our network specialise in personal injury cases and offer a no win, no fee basis for claims: you won’t pay anything unless they win your case and secure compensation (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement).

Our Plymouth personal injury solicitors begin with a free consultation to evaluate your situation. They’ll assess the likelihood of making a successful claim and the potential compensation you could receive.

If your case has merit, your solicitor might propose a “no win, no fee” agreement. This means their payment depends entirely on winning your claim.

Beyond a success fee, your solicitor may need to recover specific case-related expenses, such as court filing fees, expert witness consultations, and other miscellaneous costs. These expenses are typically recovered from the opposing party if you win. However, there might be situations where you’d be responsible.

Before proceeding, your solicitor will thoroughly explain all potential legal fees and your financial obligations under the agreement. This ensures complete transparency and avoids any unexpected costs.

No win, no fee arrangements make legal representation attainable for everyone, even those who might not have the resources to pursue a claim upfront. However, it’s crucial to carefully review the agreement and understand any potential costs or responsibilities, including recoverable expenses.

Who are the Major Trauma Group and how can we help?

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler, describe how the Major Trauma Group solicitors prioritise the best rehabilitation outcomes for their personal injury compensation claim clients.

Why Choose Major Trauma Group’s personal injury solicitors, Plymouth?

Major Trauma Group maintains a network of law firm members throughout the UK who are specialists in assisting victims with serious and life-changing injuries. Their experience and expertise in dealing with complex injuries and accident claims involves a focus on specialist rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity, providing the injured person with the best possible outcome.

If you are based in Plymouth and have suffered serious or life changing injuries, contact us via telephone at 0330 311 2578 or email to discuss your potential case in a free, no obligation discussion with one of our experts.

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Common questions on making a personal injury claim

I am struggling to cope and unable to work - who can help me?

Trevor Sterling, Chair of Major Trauma Group, explains how Major Trauma Group helps people who have suffered serious injury and how a compensation claim can be used to aid rehabilitation and ease additional stresses such as expenses and loss of earnings from being unable to work.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury compensation claim, and do I have to go to court?

Claire Roantree of Major Trauma Group, talks about making a compensation claim, the applicable time limits and the possibility of going to court.

Who pays my compensation claim, and what if the other party are not insured?

Chair of Major Trauma Group, Trevor Sterling, looks at who makes the payment of a compensation claim. Additionally, Trevor discusses what happens in the event of a road traffic accident when the other party is uninsured and in the event of a criminal assault.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The rehabilitation journey is an important process in the personal injury claim, where both sides voluntarily agree to use the Rehabilitation Code “to help restore quality of life to the injured party and help facilitate a return to work” through treatment and support organised by a case manager, regardless of whether there is an agreement on liability, i.e. who was at fault. If you can access rehabilitation as soon as possible after suffering an injury, whether in hospital or straight after discharge from hospital, there is a much better chance that you can recover to a level where you can become mobile and independent, gain an education, or return to work in some form.
A case manager is a qualified rehabilitation professional, usually an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse, who is appointed to identify an injured person’s rehabilitation needs and ensure their particular needs are met by a treatment programme and specialist support. The case manager works with the injured person and their family to act in their best interests.
This is funding provided by an insurance company to support the injured person’s rehabilitation and treatment costs whilst a compensation claim may be ongoing. It will be provided regardless of whether there is an agreement about fault for the injuries. A case manager will prepare a report on the injured person and their family’s needs referred to as an immediate needs assessment (“INA”). The report makes recommendations to the insurance company about rehabilitation and, if agreed, the defendant’s insurance company will fund those recommendations.
If you are making a compensation claim as a result of an injury, you may well be unable to work or have suffered financial loss or hardship due to the accident and your injuries. Your solicitor may be able to ask for an early payment of part of any compensation you may be entitled to. This payment would help you through this financially difficult time and forms part of your overall compensation but it is paid in advance of settlement of your claim.
A personal injury trust is a way of protecting the money you receive from a compensation award after successfully making a claim following major trauma. With your money in a trust, it will not be used to prevent you from receiving any welfare benefits and financial assistance that you might be entitled to require in the future. The benefits of a personal injury trust are:
  • Your compensation is ignored for the calculation of means-tested benefits – including income support, housing benefits and council tax benefits;
  • Most Local Authorities will disregard any compensation held in a trust when calculating any funding given to support and care for you in your own home;
  • Compensation held in trust is exempt when considering non-NHS funded residential care or nursing care either now or in the future;
  • You can choose individuals you trust to manage your finances and avoid the stress and complexity of an application to the Court of Protection or Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”).
A personal injury trust is something you should consider within 12 months of receiving an award for personal injury compensation. We can help guide you on all matters involving trusts, the appointment of trustees and the benefits you’ll have from placing your award into a trust as early as possible. It is important to make the right choices at the right times, as early as possible after suffering an injury or illness that was through no fault of your own. With our support you can access the best legal advice regarding your personal injury compensation claim and also get on the right track with your rehabilitation journey.
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