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Personal injury

From slips and trips to highly complex cases, we deal with all types of personal injury claims. We know that no two personal injury claims are the same, as people are affected in different ways. We listen to your story and support you through the whole claims process. 

What we do

Our experience and sensitive approach means we are able to deal with your case effectively and efficiently to ensure you receive the maximum compensation claim you are entitled to.

In the last 12 months we have recovered more than £20m in damages for our clients.

Extensive personal injury experience

For many years we have been ranked as leaders in our field by professional legal bodies Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Partners David Short and David McIntosh are also personally ranked number 1 by Chambers and Partners.

Our hard work and dedication to our client’s means we continue to set the bar high in personal injury.

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We offer a no win no fee service. This means that if you win your claim you will keep the majority of your damages. If your claim is unsuccessful there is no cost to you.

In the unlikely event that we need to raise your claim in court, we always ensure that you are fully protected and there are no up front costs or adverse costs for you. There are no hidden fees and the deduction from your damages includes VAT.

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Each type of claim is different but generally we will have an initial meeting with you, by telephone if more suitable, to obtain full details from you about your accident. We will obtain evidence to support your claim and obtain any supporting medical records.

Your claim will then be intimated to the party at fault. Normally their insurers will step in and investigate the accident on their behalf. Upon receiving the outcome of their investigation, we will discuss what the next steps are with you.


Every claim will vary but the average claim can take around 12 months to conclude. This can be a shorter timescale if evidence is recovered easily, insurers respond quickly and you have made a full uncomplicated recovery from your injury. It can also be longer if liability is not accepted by the party at fault, there are difficulties recovering evidence or you have ongoing symptoms and are receiving ongoing medical treatment.

We aim to strike a balance between settling your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible for you but without compromising your recovery or the value of your claim.

Beyond your personal injury claim

Balfour+Manson are not only personal injury experts. Our firm offers a range of services in-house to assist you, during the course of your claim and even once your claim is at an end.

We have experience in setting up Periodical Payment Agreements for clients with lifelong and complex needs as a result of personal injury. These Agreements allow for an upfront sum, with annual payments for life, to ensure you are financially secure. 

Our Private Client team can assist you in obtaining Guardianship orders, setting up Personal Injury Trusts to protect your damages payments, and preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney. We can help safeguard the damages you receive and protect you for the future. Our Property Team can also assist you in selling your current property and purchasing one which is more suitable. 

We have contacts who are well-respected in the care, rehabilitation and financial planning fields, ensuring that you receive the help and support you require for as long as you need it.

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