Personal injury claims

To make a successful personal injury claim, you will need specialist legal advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor. Use the links below to find out about claiming compensation for the specific type of personal injury you have suffered.


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Personal injury compensation

Blackwater Law are independently ranked as a leading team of personal injury solicitors by the Legal 500, a directory of the top law firms in the UK. Such is the reputation and expertise of the team, that Blackwater Law personal injury claim solicitors in Essex represent clients across England and Wales.

Blackwater Law solicitors secure personal injury compensation that can help you and your family look towards a stable and secure future.

Our team of personal injury solicitors are experienced in successfully settling compensation claims for clients that have sustained severe personal injuries and illnesses. Often our clients’ lives and those of their family are changed forever as a result of their injuries or illness.

  • Recognised as specialist personal injury solicitors
  • No win, no fee claims
  • Securing maximum claim amounts

Benefits of making a personal injury claim

As well claiming compensation for the pain and suffering you or your family member have endured as a result of your accident or illness, if Blackwater Law solicitors represent  you in your claim we will also seek compensation to cover any past or future loss of earnings (if you are unable to return to work). If your injuries or illness are so serious that you will require professional care and rehabilitation, whether short-term or long-term, the cost of this care can also be claimed for.

Claiming for loss of earnings and future provision of care provides you and your family with financial security and the peace of mind that you will be able to afford the care and support you require.

No win, no fee personal injury claim solicitors

As well as offering free initial advice to anyone thinking about making a personal injury claim, as well as those with questions about making a claim fora personal injury, Blackwater Law provide claim services on a no win, no fee basis. This means you and your family face no financial risk in bringing a claim and seeking compensation.

Your choice of personal injury solicitor will determine whether you get the maximum compensation that you deserve, or none at all.

Types of personal injury claims that can be made

There are a wide range of accidents and circumstances that can provide legal grounds for making a personal injury claim. Examples of some of the situations in which Blackwater Law can help you in making a claim include those set out below.

Car accident claims

Whether you have been involved in a car accident as the driver of the car or a passenger in the car, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Injuries which you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for include neck injuries, shoulder injuries, head injuries, leg injuries and arm injuries.

Motorcycle accident claims

Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident will often be severe and are likely to entitle you to make a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident was not your fault. You may be able to make a motorcycle accident claim whether you are the driver or a passenger.

Accident at work claims

Employers have to ensure your work environment is safe, that safety equipment is provided where necessary, that appropriate training is provided and that processes, policies and procedures are in place to prevent accident and injury, as well as properly deal with events when they do occur. If you have been involved in an accident at work, your solicitor at Blackwater Law will investigate the circumstances of your accident and the extent to which your accident could and should have been avoided.

Brain injury claims

Brain injuries can arise out of a wide range of accidents. Brain injury claims are often complex and can have significant life changing and life limiting effects. Where making a personal injury claim involving a brain injury, it is crucial that legal advice and representation is sought from a personal injury solicitor with experience in successfully settling such complex claims.


Spinal injury claims

Claims for compensation involving spinal injuries are similar in complexity to those involving brain injuries, due to the impact such injuries can have on the life of the injured person, potentially rendering them partially or severely disabled. Due to this, these claims also require specialist legal expertise and experience.

Industrial disease claims

Unfortunately it is still the case the workers are exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals and environments whilst at work. Where workers are exposed to these hazardous situations without knowing or without having been supplied with the appropriate safety equipment and training so that they can deal with these situations in a safe way, you may be able to make a claim for any injury or illness you sustain as a result. Injuries or illnesses that can lead to a successful industrial disease claim include asbestosis, mesothelioma, skin irritations (eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis) and lung disease.

Criminal injury compensation claims

If you have been the victim of crime and you have been injured as a result, you may be entitled to make a criminal injury claim. It is not necessary for the individual/s responsible for committing the crime to have been caught by the poise or prosecuted. If you have been a victim and you have suffered injuries, this may be enough. You will need to call Blackwater Law and speak with our specialist criminal injury compensation claim solicitor in order to find out if you are entitled to compensation and how much you might be entitled to.

Holiday injury claims

If you have had an accident on holiday or suffered severe illness on holiday (such as severe food poisoning) you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your pain, suffering and any losses (costs) that you have incurred.

Military injury compensation claims

Blackwater Law has a specialist military injury compensation solicitor (Jason Brady). Jason acts for currently serving and ex-armed forces personnel that have served with the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Jason assists clients across the country in making military injury claims for physical and mental injuries sustained whilst training as well as whilst on active duty abroad.

Find out if you can claim

Call Blackwater Law personal injury claim solicitors and speak with one of our lawyers about your injuries and whether you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

Expert evidence to support your personal injury claim

When you instruct Blackwater Law, your lawyer will utilise a national network of specialist medical experts and have one of these experts assess your case and provide supporting medical evidence for your claim. This ensures that the legal argument put to the defendants in your case is supported by the best possible evidence. This gives your case the best possible chance of success but will also mean you receive the maximum compensation amount.

The exact experts that your solicitor at Blackwater Law instructs to provide supporting evidence will depend on the nature of the injuries you have sustained and the exact circumstances of your case. However, commonly lawyers at Blackwater Law will instruct:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Care experts
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Prosthetic limb experts
  • Pain specialists
  • Dermatologists
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Paediatric specialists

How much will you get from a personal injury claim?

No two personal injury claims are the same. The value of your claim for personal injury compensation will depend on the severity of your injuries, or those of your loved one, as well as other factors such as whether you have dependent children, whether you are able to return to work and whether you require short or long-term professional care to help in your rehabilitation and recovery, or support you in going about every your everyday life.

How long does a personal injury claim take?

The length of time it will take to settle your personal injury claim will depend on a number of factors including whether or not the defendant(s) accept liability or defend the claim. Even in cases where defendants accept liability at an early stage, they can fiercely negotiate the amount of compensation to be paid to you. This can mean your personal injury claim takes longer to settle as more evidence is required to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation. Your personal injury solicitor at Blackwater Law will give you expert advice and guidance at every stage.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

You can quickly find out if you or your loved one are entitled to personal injury compensation by calling Blackwater Law and speaking with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors. They will quickly be able tell you whether you are entitled to claim compensation and will answer any questions you may have.

Find out if you can claim

Call today and speak to Kamila Jaskula, expert personal injury lawyer. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

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From start to finish, excellent communications. Exceeded all expectations. Would recommend to anyone seeking representation. Thank you for all your help and support.

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