Personal Injury Solicitor Letchworth

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, our experienced personal injury lawyers can take care of your compensation claim so that you can concentrate on getting your life back together.
Our specialist personal injury lawyers can assist you in the pursuit of a personal injury claim for a range of different accidents such as:
Our friendly personal injury solicitors will guide you through the claims process; use negligence laws across a wide area of accident claims; advise on personal injury claim time limits; build evidence of your pain and suffering; and fight your corner for you.
At GC Solicitors you will always deal with a qualified personal injury lawyer who will guide you through the process step by step and reassure you to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Our personal injury team has accredited experts in this often complicated area of law who have successfully dealt with a wide variety of claims which can range from minor whiplash type injuries to more major life-changing injuries such as head or spinal injuries, fractures and severe psychological trauma.
Our niche law firm offers competitive No Win – No Fee terms, with approachable, reassuring, plain-talking lawyers to assist you. Trust us to achieve a successful outcome. You can see the most frequent types of injuries we encounter below:

Fatal and Life Changing Injuries

Fatal Accidents

Here at GC Solicitors we appreciate the devastating impact of losing a loved one. If this is as a result of a fatal accident, compensation may be available if the following criterion is met:
  • You were part of the deceased’s immediate family, and;  
  • You were financially reliant on the deceased  
  • Or, if you witnessed a fatal accident involving a loved one, which has now caused you psychological harm, then you may be able to claim compensation 
GC Solicitors support bereaved families in a sympathetic and compassionate manner. We use our experience in order to work alongside the Road Victims Trust, a charity that supports victims of serious road collisions.
 

Life changing injuries

Our team has helped many clients who have required our assistance as a result of head and brain injuries.  We have secured compensation for many of our clients, ensuring that they have received the appropriate care and treatment required.
We have helped clients who have sustained injuries such as:
  • Amnesia
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of concentration
  • Severe headaches
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Speech difficulties
  • Concussion
  • Change in personality
  • Sudden tiredness
  • Short or long term memory loss
  • Brain trauma 
We understand that traumatic injuries such as brain injuries not only affect you, but your family too. We will ensure that you receive legal advice that is tailored to your needs.
If you have suffered a serious head or brain injury that wasn’t your fault, our personal injury team can provide you with specialist legal advice.
 

Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are sadly a common occurrence and the injuries suffered can range from minor whiplash, through to more severe injuries and even death.  You are entitled to claim compensation if you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last 3 years as a driver, cyclist, passenger or pedestrian, which was not your fault.
After a road accident your GP may recommend that you undertake a course of physiotherapy to aid your recovery.  Here at GC Solicitors, we can in most cases, request the provision of private physiotherapy through the Defendant’s insurers at no cost to you. 
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may have a claim for compensation. Many types of collision occur on the road involving innocent drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
We can also assist you in obtaining compensation even if the driver that caused the accident is uninsured or untraced.
 

Motor Bike Accidents

Being on two wheels makes it harder to descend and this often leads to serious injury.  If you are involved in a motorbike accident you will need prompt and efficient help and attention.  You will possibly need to replace your motorcycle if it has been badly damaged.  Often medical treatment and even assistance with your insurance claim can be a nightmare to understand.  We are here to help.
Everyone knows that when one is hit by a car, damage can be serious and when you are involved in an accident most people can tell when somebody is at fault.  However, motorcycles are also vulnerable to the roads themselves.  Defective roads, potholes, ineffective repairs of road, objects left on the highway, diesel spillages, shedding tyres, objects literally that have fallen off the back of a lorry, all can cause serious damage to the two wheeled motorist.  One that most motorcyclists are aware of is the age old problem of over banding and how your tyres can slip and slither on that nightmare piece of tar. 
 

Bicycle Accidents

Many types of collisions occur on the road involving cyclists with often devastating consequences.  Sometimes through no fault of your own cyclists can be hard to see and being knocked off your bicycle can lead to a serious injury.  Also maintenance of the highway with local authorities under pressure to cut their budgets is a problem and there are now more potholes, unsatisfactory repairs and differing surfaces, all that can impede a cyclist rather more than the four wheel user.
 

Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common form of injury in motoring and road traffic accidents.  The whiplash injury is what one would describe as a modern injury and can be a minor irritant or very serious with debilitating consequences. 
The symptoms that can be associated with this kind of injury are neck pain, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, pain, pins and needles, numbness to the shoulder, legs and knees and also lower back pain. 
 

Accidents at Work

Your employer has a duty to ensure that you are reasonably safe whilst at work.  If you have an accident at work that was not your fault and you suffer an injury, you may be able to claim compensation.  In some circumstances, even if the accident was your fault or you contributed to it in some way, you may still be able to claim compensation if your employer failed in his duty as an employer to provide you with reasonable protection.

You do not need to be concerned that pursuing a claim will cost you your job.  We would be able to protect your employment whilst at the same time recovering compensation for you.  It is important to remember, every employer by law must have Employer’s Liability insurance and thus in effect you are pursuing the insurer and not your employer.

Slips, Trips or Falls

Every occupier of land and buildings whether it is at home, shop, offices, public transport, leisure clubs, parks and factories has a duty to take care of a visitor’s safety.  Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because another person or group has neglected their duty.

For example, the Highway Authorities and the local councils are under a duty to maintain the highways, which includes making regular checks to ensure that the highways are not dangerous as a result of potholes, broken drains or raised flagstones.  Likewise, owners or occupiers of shops, shopping centres and public buildings have a responsibility to ensure that you will be reasonably safe.

Faulty Products

We are a nation of consumers and although we expect all products we buy to be safe and in good condition; unfortunately this is not always the case.  From cars to cosmetics a faulty product has the potential to cause injury. 
 
The types of injury suffered may include but are not limited to:
  • Burns caused by faulty electrical equipment;
  • Scarring caused by contaminated cosmetics;
  • Broken limbs after falling from a faulty ladder;
  • Poisoning caused by contaminated foods. 
There are a number of reasons why products may be faulty; for example contaminated at manufacture, poor product design, failure to give warnings.
It is important to remember laws are in place to protect the consumer from faulty products.  If you are making a claim due to a faulty product, make sure you keep everything i.e. packaging, instructions, receipts and the product if possible.

Animal Injuries

Incidents involving animals are quite common.  Anyone who has been bitten knows that it is not only an unpleasant experience but can cause considerable injury and have lasting effects.  Furthermore, anyone who has been kicked by a horse or injured by a charging bull or cow knows how painful and traumatic the experience can be.
 
Animals can also be the cause of accidents by wandering onto a road and causing a road traffic accident.