Personal Injury Solicitors

What to do if you've suffered a personal injury

What is a personal injury claim?

Injuries arising from an accident can often lead to significant pain and suffering and can have a major impact on your ability to work, and on your financial situation.

When considering a personal injury claim, the key questions are whether you have a good case, how long will the process take, and how much will it cost.

In all cases, our personal injury team are willing to speak to you free at the outset to assess whether the claim can be pursued on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis (known formally as a Conditional Fee Agreement).

Unlike many firms who proceed on the basis of a questionnaire, Mullis & Peake LLP will assess your case personally. Initial enquiries are undertaken by our experienced case workers who deal with accident victims every day. This early personal involvement enables us to have a greater understanding of your needs and provide you with a better experience.

Your situation is unique and we are committed to providing you with tailored advice and support. In those cases, where we agree to act to pursue a claim for compensation, you will be given a designated case worker who will be involved at all stages in your case, from start to finish.

Personal injury law areas we cover

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What is a personal injury claim?

Injuries arising from an accident can often lead to significant pain and suffering and can have a major impact on your ability to work, and on your financial situation.

When considering a personal injury claim, the key questions are whether you have a good case, how long will the process take, and how much will it cost.

In all cases, our personal injury team are willing to speak to you free at the outset to assess whether the claim can be pursued on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis (known formally as a Conditional Fee Agreement).

Unlike many firms who proceed on the basis of a questionnaire, Mullis & Peake LLP will assess your case personally. Initial enquiries are undertaken by our experienced case workers who deal with accident victims every day. This early personal involvement enables us to have a greater understanding of your needs and provide you with a better experience.

Your situation is unique and we are committed to providing you with tailored advice and support. In those cases, where we agree to act to pursue a claim for compensation, you will be given a designated case worker who will be involved at all stages in your case, from start to finish.

Personal injury law areas we cover

Industrial diseases

Unfortunately, it is not unusual for people to develop an illness or disease after coming into contact with a harmful substance in the workplace or having to carry out their job in a damaging environment. This can include asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, dermatitis and work-related upper limb disorder.

Industrial diseases

Road traffic accidents

If you have been injured in a road accident, whether as a driver, passenger, in a car, on a motorcycle, pedestrian, cyclist or on public transport, you may have a claim for compensation against the driver responsible or even partly responsible for the accident.

Road traffic accidents

person supporting themselves with a crutch.

Accidents at work

While accidents at work can happen, employers should do all that they can to protect you from injury and illness. All employers have a responsibility to provide safety wear anda safe workplace for employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries, including from machinery.

Accidents at work

Accidents on holiday 

If you have become ill on a hotel, a cruise or under other circumstances on holiday, and someone is at fault for your illness, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Accidents on holiday

Man and woman hiking

Head injuries

Head and brain injuries can be life-changing events, not just for the person affected, but also for their family and those close to them. In cases of acquired brain injury, a specialist solicitor is vital.

Head injuries

Public injury

Owners or occupiers of property have a duty of care to all visitors to their premises, to ensure that they are not at risk of injury while visiting them.

Public injury

Fatal accidents

When a fatal accident happens, it can be a devastating experience for all those involved, especially for family members. It can alter their lives forever, not just emotionally but also financially.

Fatal accidents

Ambulance driving past on the road
Man taking a phone call at his desk

Recent cases

  • Acting for a client who suffered life changing injuries following a motor bike accident.
  • Represented a client who was injured by bouncers at a bar when being removed from a venue.
  • Acted for an elderly lady who suffered injury as a pedestrian when an uninsured driver drove at speed, in the wrong direction on a one way street.
  • Acted for a client who suffered injury at work when he tripped on a defect within the employees car park.
  • Acted for a lady who suffered injury when she slipped on water that had leaked from defective pipework in the property above.
Man taking a phone call at his desk

The team covers all areas of personal injury law.

Frequently asked questions

This is a very hard question to answer, as the extent of the pay-out will very much depend on the severity of the injuries suffered. In general though we would not take on a personal injury claim where the value of the claim is likely to be under £5000. In the past year we have settled claims with values of £6000 to £700,000.

A straightforward claim where there are not life changing injuries, could be completed in and around 6 months, but claims which involve life changing injuries generally take years to be finalised as we will often need to await surgeries before we can finalise a claim in the clients best interest.

If a claim is bought against you, you should refer this to your insurers, if you are uninsured then you must not ignore the claim and you will need to seek urgent legal advice.

We are unable to answer this until we know more about the claim.  In all cases we are willing to speak to a client free of charge to assess their claim on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis. These initial enquiries are undertaken by experienced case workers who have day to day dealings with the victims of accidents. They are experienced legal practitioners and not merely administrators.

We would generally expect to spend anything between half an hour and an hour with the client which is unlike many firms who proceed on the basis of a questionnaire. This personal engagement provides a mechanism to address the client’s concern whilst at the same time giving us all the information to move the claim forward as swiftly as possible.

Each client is given a designated case worker who will be involved at all stages in a case from start to finish. This level of personal engagement generally provides a better outcome and better experience for you, our client. We do not adopt a factory approach with multiple people working on matters.

In all cases we are happy to offer a free consultation about claiming accident compensation. During this process we assess the claim on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis so that we can tell you how successful your claim is likely to be. This service is free and confidential.

A Conditional Fee Agreement is an arrangement between the client and their solicitors which means that if the compensation claim is not successful the solicitor is not paid for the work they have done. If the client wins their claim then the solicitor is paid part of the fees by the other party, typically an insurance company. If the claim loses, provided the client has not misled us, they ​should not pay anything.

Each claim is assessed on its merits to determine its likely success rate. This success rate informs us whether we can take on an individual case on a ​Conditional Fee Agreement basis. Sometimes our clients have legal expenses insurance but may not know it, that is an insurance policy that provides cover for the cost of legal advice should they need it.

In order to make a personal injury claim, you need to contact a member of our team to discuss the accident and the circumstances under which you suffered your injury. From that conversation, we would be able to determine whether you had a claim and the terms under which we would be bale to take that claim forward for you.

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Ranked highly in Essex, Romford and Brentwood for Personal Injury Law

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Martyn undertook and guided me through the lengthy process [of a personal injury case], and after much work, achieved a successful result.
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Martyn and his team diligently researched my case … handled the whole process with genuine empathy and professionalism. The result was a very successful claim for which we are al...
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