Personal Injury

Helping you deal with everything that life throws at you.

Life is full of ups and downs but in the case of injuries caused by an accident, the downs can be very severe and far reaching. From the pain, trauma and disruption to your immediate life to loss of earnings, social disconnection and mental health problems, personal injuries caused by accidents can have profound and lasting effects, both for you and those around you.

Sometimes these accidents are the fault of another individual or organisation and when they are it is only right that you should seek proper compensation for your injuries and suffering.

However, Personal Injury claims are a highly specialised area of law and you need to be sure that your legal adviser is expert not just in the technical aspects of the relevant law, or the claim process, but in the underlying medical context that will define the nature and scale of your claim.

At Morrisons, our Personal Injury team will support through the entire claims process. Our team features lawyers who have worked within the medical professions and who can connect you with specialist professionals who can understand and quantify the long-term consequences of the injuries you have sustained.

At what is likely to be a stressful time in your life, we provide an outstandingly supportive and sympathetic service, ensuring that you have easy and direct access to your case handler including, where necessary, visits to your home, and frequent updates on the progress of your case.

We offer a free, no-obligation initial assessment of your claim by one of our experienced specialists. This gives us a chance to assess the strength of your case and, where appropriate, we are happy to offer Conditional Fee Agreements – commonly known as ‘no win, no fee’, so there will be no risk to you if your claim is unsuccessful.

Our aim is always to pursue the maximum appropriate damages for you. We will also press for an early interim payment of damages through the courts if you are already suffering from financial loss as a result of your accident and, wherever possible, we will work to obtain early funding for rehabilitative treatment at no cost to you. In addition, we have good relationships with medical and rehabilitation experts and links with various charities who may be able to provide you with further and continuing support.

Products and services

Below is a quick overview of a number of the ways in which the Morrisons team is able to support you, and your family.

Road traffic accidents

Road traffic accidents (RTA) are perhaps the form of accident with which we are most familiar. Despite improvements in the safety features of cars, improved brakes and headlights, the introduction of traffic calming measures and a clamp down on both alcohol and mobile phone use while driving, RTAs are still commonplace, and still potentially devastating.

From whiplash injuries that impede your ability to function at work and at home to life-changing and psychiatric injuries that require rehabilitation and treatment, the impact of another person’s negligence can be quantified and compensated through legal expertise informed by medical understanding.

Our team is experienced in pursuing damages for injuries resulting from RTAs and will help you understand the claim process and secure the highest possible sum. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Medical injuries

Our team are specialist in helping clients who have suffered an injury during a medical procedure or due to clinical negligence. 

Pedestrians

Pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable users of our roads and can easily fall victim to a driver’s excessive speed, lack of vigilance, loss of control, or use of alcohol, drugs or mobile phone, or other contraventions of the Highway Code – including, as in recent high-profile cases, to the actions of cyclists.

From whiplash injuries that impede your ability to function at work and at home to life-changing and psychiatric injuries that require rehabilitation and treatment, the impact of another person’s negligence can be quantified and compensated through legal expertise informed by medical understanding.

 

At Morrisons, we aim to deal with your claim promptly, professionally and sympathetically. Our team is experienced in pursuing damages for injuries to pedestrians. We will help you understand the claim process and secure the highest possible sum. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Accidents at work

Employers are legally bound to provide a safe place of work for their employees. They have a duty to provide their employees with proper training, supervision and, where appropriate, safe machinery and equipment to use. But sometimes employers fall short of their obligations and employees suffer injury at work.

If you are injured while at work, you may have grounds for a claim against your employer. It is important that you report any accident and record it in an ‘accident book’, which all employers are legally required to keep.

At Morrisons, we understand the devastating impact that workplace injuries can have, both on you and on the people around you. If you are injured at work, we can help you to obtain the maximum possible compensation. We appreciate that you may be reluctant to pursue a claim, particularly, if you have a good relationship with your employer, but we can you talk through the process and advise on how to deal with this and on how we will manage your claim sensitively. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing as a result of your injury. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Accidents in public places

Accidents happen but when they are the result of negligence or poor maintenance it may be possible to seek compensation. The most common accidents in public places are caused by people tripping on roads or pavements. Other public places in which accidents frequently occur include schools, shopping centres, supermarkets, play areas and car parks. In all of these environments there is a duty of care, usually on the part of the facility owner or manager – which may be a private company or a local government body – towards pedestrians. Even minor slips and trips can result in serious lasting injuries, especially to pedestrians who are already vulnerable, such as the elderly.

From sprains and fractures that restrict your mobility to life-changing head and psychiatric injuries that require rehabilitation and treatment, our team is experienced in pursuing damages for injuries sustained in public places as a result from someone’s negligence. We will deal with your claim promptly, professionally and sympathetically, advising you on the claim process and securing the highest possible sum in compensation. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing as a result of your injury. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Industrial diseases

Industrial or workplace diseases includes any disease or illness contracted as a result of your job or the environment in which you work. This can relate to any working environment including office, retail, agricultural and industry and the diseases can vary widely, from stress or repetitive strain injury to dermatitis, hearing damage or asbestosis. Employers have a duty to protect you from such conditions and to provide you with an environment and appropriate equipment and training to minimise the risk of your contracting any work-related illnesses.

If you contract an illness or disease at work, we will provide advice on the claim process and support you throughout to ensure that you are in the best position to secure the maximum compensation.

We appreciate that you may be reluctant to pursue a claim, particularly, if you have a good relationship with your employer, but we can you talk through the process and advise on how to deal with this and on how we will manage your claim sensitively. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing as a result of your injury. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Product liability

Most product liability claims involve consumer goods, food products, pharmaceutical products, or bio-medical devices. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 allows anyone to bring a claim without showing that the manufacturer was at fault. Product liability law also allows anyone injured to make a claim, irrespective of whether the faulty goods were sold to them personally.

At Morrisons, we can support you in all aspects of your product liability claim. Our team will help you to quantify the impact of the injury you have suffered and pursue the maximum possible compensation. We will ensure that your ongoing needs are taken into account in the settlement, and secure early awards to ease any immediate financial pressures you are facing as a result of your injury. We are also happy to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, based on an assessment of the merits of your case.

Sporting injuries

While sporting pursuits are generally recognised as having many health benefits, they can also expose you to higher levels of risk – risk that should, in many cases, be mitigated by expert coaching and supervision and the provision and maintenance of appropriate equipment and safety devices. But, the number of sport-related injuries due to negligence is on the rise.

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of others in the course of your sport, while using a gym or leisure centre machinery or equipment, you may have a personal injury claim. From soft tissue injuries that keep you off work for weeks to life-changing spinal injuries, the impact of sporting injuries can be significant on you, your finances and on the people close to you

At Morrisons, we understand how even a relatively minor injury can impact your life. We will pursue the maximum appropriate damages for you. We will also press for an early interim payment of damages through the courts if you are already suffering from financial loss as a result of your accident and, wherever possible, we will work to obtain early funding for rehabilitative treatment at no cost to you. In addition, we have good relationships with medical and rehabilitation experts and links with various charities who may be able to provide you with further and continuing support.