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Serious Injury in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield and Mansfield

Serious Injury Rehab Guide

If you've suffered a serious injury, we'll help to improve your recovery as much as possible. Read our guide that details how.

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Serious Injury Rehab Guide
Our experienced Serious Injury Solicitors have been helping clients wins claims for over 45 years. We are here to ensure that you get the compensation you require so that you can continue living your life without financial worries. Very often in serious injury cases, such as an injury to the brain, extensive and costly changes to your lifestyle will be necessary, such as lengthy rehabilitation and possible modifications to your home and car.

Our medical and disability experts are experienced in dealing with cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, loss of limbs and even loss of life. Therefore, we understand that this is an extremely difficult and emotional time for you and your loved one. We deal with all of our cases with the utmost sensitivity and care and can arrange to meet with you at home or in hospital if this is easier for you.

Why choose Banner Jones?

Serious Injury - Making a Claim

We know the impact that a serious injury can have on you and your loved ones. We can help you claim compensation for your injury and ensure you get the best possible care, rehabilitation, and the support that you need.

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Serious Injury - Making a Claim
Banner Jones is highly experienced in handling claims from serious accidents. Some notable examples include the Hatfield Rail Crash, the Manchester Air Crash and Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster. In such serious cases, getting an experienced serious injury solicitor on your side is critical to help you maximise the amount of compensation you deserve which will help you to secure your future.

Banner Jones has been ranked as Leading Firm in the UK Legal 500 for the last 7 years for their work in Personal Injury Claims.  Here is what the Legal 500 say:

Banner Jones Solicitors is ‘a very well-organised' niche PI firm, which handles claims of any size and type. Simon Wright is ‘very astute'; Robert Banner ‘exudes calm and experience'

With our ‘No win no fee’ approach and our track record of winning 95% of compensation claims, you can feel confident that you’ve got nothing to lose with Banner Jones.

Law society Accredited Our team of serious injury solicitors are also happy to provide home/hospital visits if you are unable to make it to our dedicated Accident Claims Centre in Chesterfield or to our Mansfield and Sheffield offices. Let Banner Jones help you today. Call us today on 0330 017 6307* for a free no obligation chat about your situation or simply drop us an email at

*calls cost no more than a local 01 number and are included in your mobile minutes.


Second opinion

Did you know that if you’re not happy with the way your case is being handled by your current solicitor, you can change at no cost to you?   Serious injury claims need to be dealt with by solicitors who really understand the complexity of the injuries and can therefore help you maximise your compensation. If you’re not sure how to go about changing solicitor, just ask and we’ll talk you through it.

Common Personal Injury Questions

How long will it take before I get compensated?

In most cases, the limiting factor is the length of time which has to pass before a final opinion can be obtained from a medical expert as to the extent to which an injured person has effected a recovery. In the simplest of cases a conclusion may be reached in around 6 months. However, where more severe injuries are sustained then it may take a number of years to get to a point where the medical eveidence is sufficiently clear to enable the case to be concluded.

In cases where liability is admitted but the case cannot be concluded quickly because of the nature of the injuries then it may be possible to obtain an interrim payment on account of the final award of compensation to be paid.

How much will I get?

The amount of compensation to be received is determined by an assessment of the extent to which you have been injured and have effected a recovery from those injuries. Each case is considered in the light of other cases which have been dealt with by the Courts so as to reach an appropriate level of award.

In addition to the award for the injuries sustained you can also claim for other financial loss such as lost earnings, travelling expenses and the cost of medication.Further and where appropriate a claim can be made for the value or cost of care required or the loss of benefits such as a pension.

What happens if I have Legal expenses Insurance?

If you have legal expenses insurance then we will contact your legal expenses insurers to seek authority to represent you under that policy.

Where we represent you under a policy of legal expenses insurance then in most cases from the date when cover is confirmed and up to the maximum cover provided by the policy your own and any of your opponents legal costs ordered to be paid by you will be met by your insurers.


What happens if I lose the case?

There are many different answers to this question which will depend on the exact terms of your retainer with your Solicitor. The answer below should only be taken as general guidance and you should ensure that your Solicitor makes the implications of losing the case clear to you given the manner in which you choose to fund your case.

If you lose the case then your liability for legal costs will depend on a number of factors and in particular the manner in which the claim is being funded at the point which the claim has reached.

In most cases where a claim is lost or discontinued prior to the issue of court proceddings then no costs will generally be recovered by the successful opponent from you.

Where a case is unsuccessful after court proceedings are issued then it is likely that you would be held responsible for your opponents costs . Where you have  the benefit of a policy of legal expenses insurance then it is likely that your opponents costs will be covered by that policy. Where no such policy is in place then it is likely that you will be responsible personally for those costs.

Where a case is unsuccessful after court proceedings are issued then you will generally also be responsible for your own legal costs. Where the claim is being pursued on a conditional fee agreement then no charge will be made by the your Solicitor. However, in all other casesyou will be reponsible for your own costs save where a policy of legal expenses insurance is in place which covers those costs.


Will I have to go to court?

It is rare that a claim will proceed to a final hearing before the Court which you would have to attend.

Will I have to visit a Doctor as part of the case?

In all cases where a claim for personal injuries is made , that claim needs to be supported with medical evidence in the form of a medical report. This report is prepared following a medical examination with a nominated medical expert which will be arranged by your Solicitor.

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Personal Injury Claim

I am very grateful for all your efforts and a very satisfactory result. I cannot thank you enough for a first class service and I will happily recommend you to my friends and family.

Mr W, Nottingham

Personal Injury Claim

Many thanks Simon, it is increasingly rare to find such dedication and commitment from any professional and I always knew you were doing your utmost in every part of the whole process to secure the best outcome, losing any part of the game was not an option for you. All the very best. I wish you continuing success in all matters!

Mr C, Matlock

I was involved in an accident and my insurance company thought they had achieved the world for me by getting an offer of 50/50. This offer would mean not only would I get 50% of the damage done to my car, but would also lose my no claims bonus. I went to Banner Jones with all the paperwork and just a few weeks later I was banking a cheque for the full amount of damages and had my no claims discount. Great Service!

Mr B, Chesterfield

Medical Negligence Claim

On behalf of my family and myself, may I express our thanks for the way in which you ensured that my late wife’s inquest was brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr C, Chesterfield

It feels great that we can now plan and move forward, We can't thank you and your team enough for your outstanding service.

Mr H, Leicester

We’re really grateful for the work you did for us. 10 out of 10!

Mr & Mrs S, Bridlington

I would like to say a massive thank you to Simon Wright who recently dealt with my personal injury claim. He was very professional, helpful and friendly which put me at ease as I have never dealt with a personal injury claim and didn't know what to expect. He made the process very stress free and in the end we achieved the result we wanted. Would certainly recommend.

Mr D, Chesterfield

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