Joanna Bailey
Joanna Bailey
Partner - Head of Personal Injury

Injuries are debilitating at the best of times, but can be made far worse if they keep you away from work, take you away from a passion, or burden people who care for you.

Our specialist Injury team are expert in everything from Accidents in the Workplace to Motorcycle injury and are at their best when times seem their worst.  With us you are in the safest possible hands.  You can talk to us any time in complete confidence and we will work with you closely, considerately and collaboratively.  

Current clients include AVMA, Legal Services Commission, Citizens Advice Bureaus, other Solicitors and lastly motor bike and cycle organisations. Not only are we specialists in injury work, we have teams who are sub-specialist in for example cerebral palsy, spinal cases, urological cases, plastic surgery cases and lastly motorbike and cycle cases amongst others.

Legal 500We are ranked Tier 5 for Personal Injury in the Legal 500

We Can Help

If you would like to speak to a professional to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

 

When the brain is injured your memory, behaviour, concentration, personality, movement and senses can all be affected, having a huge impact both on the life of the person involved and their family and friends.

headway corporate supporterAt MW we know a brain injury can be mild and a full recovery made within a few months with the right support, but when a brain injury is severe, recovery can takes months, a year or longer or in some cases may never happen.  Rehabilitation is crucial to making the best possible recovery and the MW team will work with you and those working for you to help achieve this.  We will arrange a specialist Brain Injury Case Manager to help plan and implement a rehabilitation package which can incorporate your health, psychological, educational or occupational needs.   We will work with medical, clinical and other experts to value your past and most importantly, future needs, such as personal and medical care, income, accommodation and transport.

Where possible we will secure interim payments to assist with day to day and rehabilitation needs throughout the course of the claim.

For the most severely injured we have a Court of Protection Team who can assist with the management of a person’s affairs.

We Can Help

The MW team is here to provide expert support and guidance in what will be difficult and challenging times and put you in touch with other organisations that can help such as HEADWAY, the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Charity (BASIC) and the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF).  Based on our wealth of experience we will  seek to achieve a financial result that makes a real difference to your long-term security.

At MW, our mission is "to make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who have suffered the trauma of brain or head injury. 

If you would like to speak to a specialist to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

 

At MW we know a spinal cord injury can bring major changes to the life of those injured and that of their family and friends.

Rehabilitation is Crucial to Recovery

Rehabilitation is crucial to making the best possible recovery and the MW team will work with you and those working for you to help achieve this.  We will arrange a specialist case manager to help plan and implement a rehabilitation package which can incorporate your health, psychological, educational or occupational needs.   We will work with medical, clinical and other experts to value your past and most importantly, future needs, such as personal and medical care, income, specialist equipment, accommodation and transport.

Where possible we will secure interim payments to assist with day to day and rehabilitation needs throughout the course of the claim.

Supporting Spinal Injury Organisations in the UK

Our ability to provide expert support and guidance in what are often difficult and challenging times is not possible without the vital work carried out by spinal injury organisations in the UK.  We have strong relationships and we also support their work through various membership programs and sponsorships,

Back UP

Backup Trust

We are the principal sponsors of the Back UP Wheelchair Skills Training Programme.  We provide not only financial help but also hands on support in the form of volunteer assistants at every Wheelchair Skills Training event held in the UK.

We Can Help

The MW Personal Injury Team are staffed with dedicated and expert specialist solicitors who strive to get you the financial support that makes a real difference to your long-term recovery and the security of you and your family.

At MW, our mission is "to make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who have suffered the trauma of spinal injury.  If you would like to speak to a specialist to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

The sudden death of a loved one is devastating, especially when unexpected and as a result of an accident.

In the UK, 1,713 people were killed or seriously injured on our roads in 2013 (Department of Transport), and  142 deaths occurred whilst people were at work (HSE 2014/2015).

At MW the experienced team will explain how a claim can be made, by whom, what for and steer bereaved families through the many resulting consequences that follow. The team will assist by explaining the involvement of the Coroners’ Court if there is an Inquest or the Criminal Court when a prosecution is being brought.  Our Private Client team can deal with the requests made in a Will or obtain a Grant of Representation when there is no Will.

We can also direct you to organisations who are there to help with your bereavement or to support campaigns to avoid fatal accidents; such as the Road Safety Charity BRAKE, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The law surrounding fatal accidents is not straightforward and just as a loved one was an individual, different outcomes will be achieved depending on the circumstances of the incident giving rise to the death and the individual’s family and financial circumstances.  The MW team have particular expertise in this area, with Joanna Bailey lecturing on the subject to the Police, Health Professionals and charities.

We Can Help

At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who have suffered a bereavement through fatal injury.  We will place you and your family in the financial position you would have been if the accident had not occurred in a supportive and empathic way as you and your family look to rebuild your lives.

If you would like to speak to a professional to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk 

Amputation is the removal of the whole or part of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. Losing a limb is life changing  event and rehabilitation is crucial to making the best possible recovery. 

The MW team will work with you and those working for you to help achieve this; arranging a specialist Case Manager to help plan and implement a rehabilitation package which can incorporate your health, psychological, educational or occupational needs.   We will work with medical, prosthetic  and other experts to value your past and most importantly, future needs, such as privately funded prostheses,  personal and medical care, income, accommodation and transport.

Where possible we will secure interim payments to assist with day to day and rehabilitation needs throughout the course of the claim.

We Can Help

At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who have had life changing amputation. 

The MW team is here to provide expert support and guidance in what will be difficult and challenging times and put you in touch with other organisations that can help such as Limbless Association and Douglas Bader Foundation.   Based on our wealth of experience we will  seek to achieve a financial result that makes a real difference to your long-term security.

If you would like to speak to a professional to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

 


CRPS can cause a person to experience persistent, severe and debilitating pain along with other symptoms.


Timothy Pyant
Timothy Pyant
Partner and Deputy Head of Personal Injury

The condition may develop after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion with the severity of the initial injury or trauma. Over 65% of cases are caused by soft tissue injuries. The cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome isn’t clearly understood and CRPS awareness in the UK is low. However the earlier a diagnosis of CRPS is given, the better the prognosis is for a patient.

There is no cure for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  It is a chronic and life-changing condition.  There is a range of treatments available to help manage symptoms, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, psychological therapy, medication, regional and lumbar blocks, neurostimulators, implants, alternative therapy and pain management programmes.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those suffering from CRPS which has developed following injury.

Instructing a specialist CRPS solicitor who properly understands the condition means our clients are supported throughout the legal process.   We provide expert support and guidance in what will be difficult and challenging times.  We work with organisations that can help support you, including the Burning Nights charity.  Based on our wealth of experience we will  seek to achieve a financial result that makes a real difference to your long-term security as we as providing the care and assistance you need.

If you would like to talk to us about your CRPS case, call us today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us page to arrange a callback.

Car and Motorcycle accidents can be awful, but the aftermath can be even worse. If you are kept away from work, off the road, or, worse, left disabled, you will need help to move on positively.

Our ambition is to make sure the accident was the worst of it and to minimise the stress and complications of anything that comes after, for your sake and the sake of those who rely on and care for you.  You can talk to us any time in complete confidence and we will work with you closely, considerately and collaboratively.

We Can Help

If you would like to speak to a professional to discuss your case call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

 

No matter where you work, from offices to Factories, you may at risk of injury.

Whether from a simple trip or slip to something far more serous, accidents can result from the way you do your job, dangerous premises or even faulty work equipment.

Employers Duty of Care


Allen Harry Myers
Allen Harry Myers
Legal Executive - Health & Injury

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure that employees can do their job safely. Employers cannot predict or prevent every accident.

However, by carrying out regular health and safety checks it is possible to identify foreseeable risks and reduce those risks to a minimum. If employers neglect this duty they can expose employees, customers, or even the general public, to risk of injury.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

If your employer fails in its duty to keep you safe at work you may be entitled to recover damages if you have an accident at work. This would be known as making a claim for personal injury.

A personal injury claim is a legal process where you can claim financial recompense for an injury at work. To succeed you will need to prove that your employer was responsible for the accident and that it resulted in you sustaining an injury. If your claim is successful you will recover damages to reflect your injury.

You can also seek damages for loss of earnings, medical care and out of pocket expenses. In fact you should be able to claim for all expenses and losses incurred provided that they are related to the accident.

What do I do if I am Injured at Work?

If you suffer an accident at work you should make sure that it is reported in your employer’s accident book as you will, as part of the claims process, have to prove the accident actually happened.

Depending on the nature and seriousness of the injury you should ensure that medical assistance is obtained in a timely manner.

Having properly reported your accident and attended for treatment it is wise to keep a diary detailing your recovery.  You should also record what expenses you incur. Keeping receipts is a very good way of proving what you have had to pay out for as a result of your injury. You should maintain a record until you are back on your feet and have made a full recovery.

It would also assist your claim if you write down what you recall of the accident along with the names of any witnesses whilst it is still fresh in your mind

When Should I Make a Claim?

Many potential Claimants are put off pursuing a claim as they worry about what their employer will think. It is important to remember that employers have insurance and it is the employer’s insurance company that will investigate any claim and pay any compensation. An employer may have to pay an insurance excess in much the same way as an individual might in a car accident but beyond that the employer is no longer financially involved in the claims process.

There is no need to start a claim immediately. However, the law allows the victim of an accident a maximum of 3 years in which to bring a claim from the date of the accident. It is important that you make a note of the date of the accident and seek expert advice as soon as possible. If you fail to bring a claim within the first 3 years you might be barred from making a claim altogether.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who have been injured at work.

Instructing a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor who properly understands your claim means you are are supported throughout the legal process.   Our expert Solicitors  are happy to discuss any potential claim you may have and to steer you through the process of funding and progressing your claim to a successful conclusion.

Don't delay call our team today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

Due to increasing awareness and openness about employees’ mental wellbeing, claims for psychiatric injury are more likely to be successful than they were historically.


Ian Latimer
Ian Latimer
Solicitor

Landmark Lawyers

In 2001 MW's Ian Latimer was the first solicitor to take a stress at work case to the Court of Appeal.  Hatton v Sutherland was a landmark decision which set out the guidelines to be applied in such cases and it still remains the first point of reference for all lawyers to this day.

Can I Make a Claim for Stress at Work?

You may have been the victim of overwork, lack of support or training, bullying, harassment or discrimination that has had a significant impact on your health and employment opportunities. 

These claims are some of the most complex type of all injury claims but we will assess the merits of your case promptly and if we consider that you have reasonable prospects of success offer to act for you on a no win no fee basis.

There is often an overlap between personal injury law and employment law in such claims and as a full service law firm you will be supported by our specialist Employment Law solicitors if necessary.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who have suffered psychiatric injury or stress at work.

Instructing a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor who properly understands your claim means you are are supported throughout the legal process.   Our expert Solicitors are happy to discuss any potential claim you may have and to steer you through the process of funding and progressing your claim to a successful conclusion.

Don't delay call our team today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

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If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease (asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma or lung cancer) we are here to help.


Ian Latimer
Ian Latimer
Solicitor

We will investigate promptly and advise whether you can make a claim against a former employer, or employers, or a third party such as an occupier of a building.

A diagnosis today will be the result of exposure to asbestos dust decades ago; 30, 40 or 50 plus years.  A successful claim can be made even if the employer, or employers, that exposed you to asbestos dust are no longer in existence as we can frequently trace an employer’s insurer who was on cover at the time of exposure.  Even if you are unsure of the previous or current name of your former employer(s) we can often check their identity via records held by HMRC and Companies House.

The fact that the premises at which you worked are no longer in existence, or vital witnesses are no longer contactable, does not necessarily mean that you cannot still bring a successful claim either.
If your diagnosis was within the last 3 years, or it is less than 3 years since a loved one has died of an asbestos related disease, you are still within time to make a claim. You should contact us as soon as you receive a diagnosis even if you do not find your symptoms particularly debilitating for otherwise you risk your claim being out of time.

Any settlement or award would be on the basis that you may seek further damages at a later date should there be a significant deterioration in your symptoms in the future.
There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos dust. Blue asbestos (crocidolite) is the most toxic and brown (amosite) is more dangerous than white (chrysotile), which is the most common but all asbestos dust is dangerous.

It is not necessary for you to have worked with asbestos to be able to claim. Those who have been exposed to asbestos dust due to being near others who worked with asbestos, or family members who have been exposed as a result of it being on another family member’s work clothes, may also have valid claims.

Mesothelioma claims are often resolved within around 12 months and where no employer, or insurer, can be traced there is a government scheme that will pay compensation and your legal costs.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and have been exposed to asbestos dust it may still be possible to bring a successful claim, even if you have been a smoker.

We Can Help

At MW our experienced team will explain how a claim can be made, what for and steer you through the procedure. We can also advise on the state benefits that can be claimed as a result of a diagnosis of an asbestos related disease. The team will assist by explaining the involvement of the Coroners’ Court if there is an Inquest and our Private Client team can deal with matters such as wills and probate.

The law surrounding asbestos related disease claims is not straightforward and different outcomes will be achieved depending on the diagnosis, the circumstances of the exposure and an individual’s family and financial circumstances.

Don't delay call our team today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

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