Brain & Serious Injury Solicitors

Professional, specialist legal advice for serious, life-changing injuries

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious, life-changing injury, we can provide the legal advice and support you need to help you move forward and deal with the consequences.

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Brain and Serious Injury Solicitors SwitalskisWhat are the implications of a serious injury?

The implications for you will very much depend on the nature of the injuries. We typically deal with clients who have suffered serious injuries which will significantly change their lives and we're well-placed to advise on the many factors you will need to consider.

You may experience a combination of the following:

  • An inability to work - or at least to do the same job as before - which can significantly affect your income
  • Additional costs such as rehabilitation, treatment, equipment and adaptations to your home
  • Significant distress and inconvenience as a result of the changes you need to make to your life

We have many years' experience of helping clients with even the most severe injuries. In some instances this has included clients in a minimally-conscious state and those who have suffered serious assaults.

If someone else was wholly or partly to blame for your injuries, you may be able to claim successfully for compensation. Or if you suffered them as part of a criminal act such as assault, you may be able to claim criminal damages from the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority).

We can help you establish the circumstances that caused your injuries and advise how best to proceed.

How can legal advice help me?

Coming to terms with a serious injury can be very distressing and it can be hard to know where to begin. As well as looking at the facts of your case, it's important to assess thoroughly how your life will be affected by your injuries.

As specialists in serious injury claims, we can help you through this process to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries. It's very easy to underestimate the additional costs and the many ways that your life will change after a serious injury.

Having helped many clients through this process before, we're well-placed to help you establish what you need and plan for the future. If rehabilitation or treatment is needed promptly we can help you secure interim payments to fund this, without needing to wait until the conclusion of your claim.

Our Brain & Serious Injury specialists

Mark Hollinghurst - Solicitor, Brain Injury and Professional Abuse

Mark Hollinghurst

Director & Solicitor

Ewan Bain Serious Injury Solicitor - Switalskis Doncaster

Ewan Bain

Solicitor

Julie Wilkinson - Switalskis Solicitors, Brain & Serious Injury

Julie Wilkinson

Litigation Executive

Cheryl Burfield Litigation Executive - Brain & Serious Injury

Cheryl Burfield

Litigation Executive

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How is legal advice funded?

There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. If you have been the victim of a criminal assault, you may be able to claim under the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) scheme. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

No two injuries are the same, and we believe in fully understanding your circumstances and future needs first. Only then can we help you understand the compensation you will need and the costs that you will incur throughout your future. It's vital to plan your future carefully before claiming for compensation.

As experienced specialists in some of the most complex serious injury claims, we have a very strong record of helping clients move forward and securing interim payments to help get prompt treatment and rehabilitation.

Call us now on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to discuss your circumstances. 

What our clients say

"Mark Hollinghurst is a very good lawyer and approaches his cases with care and thought. He has a pragmatic approach to litigation, seeking the sensible and workable outcome rather than becoming fixated upon being right – an admirable quality in a good solicitor."

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"He (Mark Hollinghurst) is nobody’s pushover and his calm manner and courteous style, even in the face of aggression from his opposite numbers, is a reflection of his quiet strength. I have no hesitation in saying that he is more than a safe pair of hands. He knows his stuff. He is doggedly determined – refusing to give up on cases many others had turned down."

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"Julie Wilkinson is efficient and a pleasure to deal with. She ensures the nuts and bolts are dealt with, without fuss."

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