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Personal Injury

It is impossible to safeguard against every mishap that may happen but if you have been injured through the fault of another person, you do not need to suffer in silence.

At Butcher & Barlow, we help take the pain out of a personal injury claim and understand that an accident or injury can have a significant impact on daily life, both now and in the future. It may well prevent you from enjoying leisure activities or has had a devastating impact on your previous lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

From the moment you get in touch with us, we will take the time to listen to you, understand the circumstances of your accident and how this has affected your life. With branches across the North West, we will use our knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

We believe in access to justice for all. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to act for you on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning there is no up-front cost to you. If your claim is successful, you will pay a percentage of your damages towards the legal costs. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any of your legal fees. We will take the time to fully explain the funding options at the outset of your claim, so you are clear about the legal fees from the start.

If you have suffered a personal injury, contact one of our team who will assess whether you have grounds for a claim for compensation.

How can we help you?

Your employer has a duty of care towards you as their employee, whether you are working on their premises or in any other location. If you have been injured in an accident at work because health and safety procedures have not been followed, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you have had an accident on private property or the public highway, such as a trip, slip or fall, you may be able to make a claim against the owner of that property, or the body responsible for it. The owner should have in place Public Liability Insurance, which covers such claims. Report the claim as soon as possible to the relevant person or authority and obtain a copy of the record, then contact our team to find out what your next step is.

We understand the impact of losing a loved one. The tragedy is emotionally devastating and often has severe financial implications. You will have questions you want answered and while nothing will ever compensate you for your loss, you may need to seek financial compensation to help secure your future. Our team will compassionately guide you through the process with sensitivity and understanding, finding out what caused the accident and who was responsible.

However your injury was caused, catastrophic injuries are life-changing events and often come with a lifetime financial burden including ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and care, specialist equipment and loss of earnings. As with any claim, our client’s financial and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us. Our team will become an integral part of your support network during this difficult time, guiding you through the process and taking on the day to day burden of the claim so that you can focus on your recovery.

You should not be left out of pocket as a result of an accident that was not your fault. We will ensure that not only do you receive the compensation that you are entitled to but are also reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses such as loss of earnings. It is important that you get in touch with us quickly after your accident. Insurance companies will always try to settle claims directly which may mean you receive less compensation that you are entitled to.

If you have been injured by an untraced or uninsured driver, you are entitled to claim compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau. The procedure is complicated and we would strongly recommend you let our team guide you through the process.

Your employer, both past and present, has a legal duty to keep you safe. If they have failed to do so, you may suffer from any number of conditions, such as vibration white finger, occupational asthma, repetitive strain injury or asbestos exposure, which could have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing. If you suffer from a condition or illness caused by your job, our team can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.

In most cases, a claim must be commenced within 3 years of the date of your accident. If you would like to arrange a free, no-obligation appointment, whether by video, telephone or in-person, please contact any member of our team. Alternatively, complete the Enquiry Form and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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What our clients say about our Personal Injury Service

Sound advice, proactive with insurer, practical guidance, good communications, fair result. An all round positive experience.

Mrs C

My experience with Butcher & Barlow has been fantastic. Right from the time I approached them with details of my accident and injury to the time I received my compensation, the whole process was very smooth and transparent at each stage. Greg Porter, Partner at Butcher & Barlow who handled my case was extremely co-operative and helpful all the time with all communications and he was always available to clarify even the small details. I would definitely recommend Butcher & Barlow for all your legal needs.

Lalita Sivakumar

Greg has been a consummate professional at all times and I would like to express my gratitude. His tenacity and expert skills have been very much appreciated in bringing a longstanding case to a satisfactory conclusion and negotiating a good and fair settlement. He always kept me informed and offered sound sensible advice in how best to proceed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Greg’s skills as a personal injury lawyer.

Mr B

After an accident in work I contacted Butcher & Barlow for advice. An appointment was arranged to speak to Andy Mackenzie one of their solicitors. Andy explained the procedure which made me feel comfortable & confident he would do his very best to get me the best outcome. My case lasted 4 years. During this period Andy & his team kept me well informed. Always available & offering me the best advice during this time building the case against the defendant. I was sent to all the relevant specialist & represented by a top barrister in court. I won my case. I feel this was due to all the hard work Andy had put into my case. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Butcher & Barlow as they provided an excellent service. In the future if I needed any legal advice. The only solicitors I would use would be Butcher & Barlow

Susan Allen

Anthony Higham is a seasoned litigator who quickly grips the issues and underlying risks and benefits of the client position. In my view, his experience inspires real confidence, and I am sure that it will have the same effect on clients.

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