The personal injury solicitors at Healys Solicitors pride ourselves on our high levels of success in personal injury and medical negligence claims and have represented clients in some of the most complex cases involving the most serious and life-changing illnesses and injuries.
We believe our responsibility to clients does not begin and end with obtaining compensation, but extends to help clients receive the best possible non-legal help and advice as well. We strive to ensure that interim funds are made available where necessary, as soon as possible, and consider it our remit to assist clients in receiving the best treatment and rehabilitation therapies, and that further assistance is readily available to help them manage their life, and that of their family, after an accident or injury.
To read more about how we have helped clients who have suffered as a result of negligence, please click on the case study links below.
The Personal Injury team at Healys recently scored yet another success at court, representing a claimant who no one else would help. Miss V was driving home when she stopped at traffic lights. The car in front of her had run the lights and reversed at speed hitting our client. (more…)
Mr S was a keen cyclist; he would ride to work most days and was a member of a cycling group. Sadly this changed for him when a HGV failed to see him and turned left, crushing him and his bike.
Mr S sustained serious injuries to his right leg which was crushed. He was unable to work for many months and whilst he was able to make adjustments, he was unable to ride a bike again. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped cyclist claim compensation after he was involved in an accident.
Our client, Tim, was returning home from work and was approaching the Seven Dials roundabout in Brighton. A taxi, who was also on his way home, approached the roundabout and failed to notice Tim on his bicycle. The taxi collided with Tim and he was thrown from his bike on to the road. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped a 50 year old man claim compensation after a fall while shopping for a Christmas tree.
In December 2010 Mr A was visiting a superstore in Brighton intending to buy a Christmas tree. As Mr A was walking across the car park and slipped on a sheet of ice landing awkwardly on his wrist. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped a man claim compensation after he was injured in work.
In August 2010 Mr H was employed as an electrician at the electricity substation at Finchley Road tube station. As Mr H was going about his daily routine he failed to notice that the concrete surface of the yard was damaged. Mr H caught his foot in the hole and tripped and fell strongly onto his knee. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped a 61 year old grandfather of four claim criminal injuries (CICA) compensation after he was injured while travelling on a train.
Mr H was travelling on a train in February 2007. As the train arrived at the platform Mr H was pushed out the door by his assailant and landed head first onto the platform. Mr H suffered a fracture to the skull, subarachnoidbleeding and as a result of the fall was left in a coma. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised medical negligence team has helped the husband of 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer.
In November 2008 Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged from the hospital and asked to seek a GP advice if the symptoms worsened. Unfortunately Mrs L died of thyroid cancer a few months later. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised medical negligence team has helped the family of 71 year old man claim compensation after failure in surgery causes his death.
In November 1997 Mr R attended his local hospital and was diagnosed with angina. An angiogram was performed which revealed severe coronary disease with a critical main stem component. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped a 73 year old man claim compensation after was exposed to asbestos in work.
Our client was employed by the General Post Office (GPO)/ Royal Mail between 1956 and 1962. During his employment he was responsible for the maintenance of the boilers where he removed asbestos regularly from boilers and pipe work. (more…)
Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped the family of carpenter claim compensation after he was diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to Asbestos.
Our client was working for a company during the period 1962 to 1972. Over the course of his employment he was exposed to asbestos and was never instructed to wear safety equipment.
Our client in later life was diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma which caused him to suffer from increased pain and decreased debility, loss and damage from which he died prematurely on 14 June 2012. (more…)
Healys Solicitors’ specialised personal injury team has helped a man claim compensation after he was injured at his local fairground.
Mr J was spending a Saturday afternoon with his family at the local fairground. He decided to have a go on the bungee jump ride. Unfortunately as Mr J was being lifted to the point where he would jump off the wench failed which caused Mr J to fall to the ground. (more…)
Healys LLP’s specialised work place accident team has helped a factory worker claim compensation after he suffered severe injuries to his right hand.
In December 2012 our client Mr P was employed as factory worker. Mr P was working in a production line where he operated heavy machinery. Unfortunately, while operating the machinery, Mr P had an accident which resulted in the amputation of all of his fingers on right hand. (more…)
Healys Solicitors’ specialised Personal Injury Team has helped a woman receive compensation after she suffered a head injury from being stuck by a car.
In November 2013 our client was walking along a country lane when she was suddenly struck by a car. She was taking to the local hospital where she was treated for injuries to her leg and head. (more…)
Claimant involved in a road traffic accident sustaining a lower back injury. The impact had been relatively minor. Claimant’s initial attendance upon GP resulted in diagnosis of a “whiplash injury to the back”. (more…)
Claimant in late 50s, involved in an accident at work. The accident resulted in an amputation above the knee. Liability was not disputed. Evidence was obtained to establish Claimant’s future care needs, provision of prostheses and need for alternative accommodation. (more…)
Fatal accident claim involving the death of a young student aged 18, who had been riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a third party vehicle. At the time of the incident, the deceased’s girlfriend was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby girl six months following the deceased’s death. A claim for loss of dependency was made on behalf of the deceased’s daughter. Although the deceased had not commenced work and was still studying, evidence was obtained to establish a likely career path and income projection if he had survived. (more…)
Mr and Mrs T, from London, were driving on the M1 when a drunk driver, driving the wrong way smashed into them head on. The collision was significant and the injuries were serious. The effects of the accident were far reaching and both Mr and Mrs T suffered significant business losses. (more…)
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. (more…)
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.
An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). (more…)
The last revision of the discount rate was undertaken on 25th June 2001, when it was set at 2.5%. From 20th March 2017, the rate drops from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. It is a change of 3.25 percentage points. (more…)
Personal injury testimonials
I have just returned from holiday and would like to take this opportunity in thanking you both for your loyal support throughout my claim.
Mr FUK Energy Supplier
I write to thank you for your persistence and tenacity in regard to my recent successful personal damage insurance claim. I would gladly recommend you to my colleagues and clients should they require your services.
I would like to say big thanks for all your work. I really appreciate your hard work on my case. Once again thank you very much for your wonderful service.
Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done on our behalf over these last few years. I really appreciate how thorough you have been, and also how helpful and supportive you have been towards us throughout. I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome.
I just want to say thank you for helping me and X with everything, before you took us on I felt as if this process would never end but since you have the case has been resolved within a year. I’m so pleased that we can finally move forward with our lives and I am especially grateful for your extra support and advice.
I think it is appropriate at this stage for me to express in writing my very sincere appreciation of the work you have done on T’s behalf. I am also personally grateful for the courtesy, patience and helpfulness you have shown me. It has been a great help in a situation where such deep feelings and sensitivities have been involved…
…I would like to repeat how delighted I was with the way the hearing went yesterday and the Judge’s comment … confirmed emphatically what a good outcome you have achieved…
Mr B (Client's Litigation Friend)South Wales
I would like to express my thanks for the helpful and professional way you pursued this claim. I hope I don’t need your services again, but I would certainly recommend you to anyone else in a similar situation. Thank you once again.
Dear Mr. Austen-Jones
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and advice over the past three years and for achieving a very satisfactory conclusion to my case for me.
I certainly appreciated your efficient manner in arranging all my appointments and for keeping me so well informed of developments. I also found being able to telephone you direct to discuss matters very helpful, in this day of automated telephone services!
With much gratitude and thanks.
Mrs WHerne Bay
Our dealings together in this case are now rapidly drawing to a close and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all your efforts in reaching this conclusion. I cannot tell you the relief I felt right at the beginning nearly 3 years ago, when you adopted this case and believed in me…
Once again my deepest thanks…
With my very best wishes.
May I also take this opportunity to express my utmost thanks, gratitude and satisfaction for all the hard work you invested on my case. I really was delighted with the final settlement and wish you all the best for the future. With repeated thanks
I would like to take this chance to thank you once again, I am most grateful to you for all of your hard work on my behalf. You have turned what could have been for me an awkward and unpleasant situation into one that was in the end quite painless due to your efforts… Thank you once again
I am writing to thank you for your expert help and advice. I have received the compensation and thought I should let you know that it has changed my life for the better already.
Miss PWest Sussex
I feel a debt of gratitude to you with the voracious way you have pursued my claim and find it somewhat enlightening to know that there are still people like yourself prepared to help complete strangers in predicaments like mine.
Mr ISouth Wales
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help and professionalism in dealing with my claim, considering the mess the situation was in when I came to you and the stress it was causing me, you have managed to sort everything out without any stress and I am sincerely grateful for that. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
Mr MNew Malden
May I take this opportunity to extend to you my heartfelt thanks for all your effort that you have put into achieving this successful result on my behalf. As I stated to you in an earlier letter I felt that the case had reached a point of stagnation and without your injection of enthusiasm I feel that the conclusion could have been somewhat different.
Mr EShepton Mallet
A very big thank you to you for all of your help and guidance throughout the claim. I have always been very happy with all your advice.
Thank you for all your time and help over the last 3 years. I could not have wished for anyone better to represent me. Although there were some unexpected turns and tears you guided me through it all.
I was very pleased with the outcome and know it was all down to your hard work. If I ever know anybody who is in need of a solicitor I would have no hesitation in recommending you.
Once again many thanks.
I would like to thank you very much for all your efforts on my behalf. The accident profoundly affected my life and still does but much less so. No money can recompense the pain and resulting tiredness, frustration and ill humour. But it will enable me to take work a little easier, afford a holiday and take time out with my family, the most precious thing in the world to me.
Mr TNorth London
I cannot thank you enough for the competent manner in which my case has been handled from beginning to end. I feel the amount offered has been due to the perseverance, professionalism and presentation of my case by you and your company.
K and I would both like to thank you very much for the way you handled B’s case. It was dealt with very efficiently and you were always very helpful on the telephone and took time to explain things to us in detail. We wouldn’t hesitate in instructing you again in the future. Thank you again.
Mrs. E. (Client's Mother and Litigation Friend)Kent
May I take the opportunity of thanking you personally for the manner in which you have handled my claim, keeping me absolutely up-to-date every step of the way. I am most grateful for your professionalism and the efficiency with which you have acted.
Thank you for your perseverance in my claim, your excellent advice and recommendations. Should I ever need your services again, I will not hesitate to use your firm.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time and effort you have spent on my case and for the excellent service I have received. The small details, such as immediate replies to letters etc. make dealing with these kind of situations much easier and therefore thank you once again.
TfL would like to thank all parties involved in the outcome of this particular claim today, especially the negotiating skills from Healys. M. has praised Trevor Henley’s commitment to assist TfL in defending the claim. Great result, much appreciated.
Transport for LondonLondon
Further to our recent correspondence I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing this matter to a successful conclusion. I have received and cleared both settlement cheques, and am pleased with the overall outcome. You have been both professional and efficient throughout, indeed your advice and final push maximised the final settlement to my benefit. My arm is still not yet perfect, and is still pretty weak, but at least the settlement covers all my costs and gives me the opportunity for some recuperation, and push the unfortunate events of 2011 into the past. Thank you again, I should point out that I would be very happy to recommend you to others if the situation arises.
I would never have dreamed of being in such a position… you have indeed provided me with more over the past year than just pushing my case forwards, but you have pushed me as well like a mentor.
Thank you so much for all your efforts in securing my settlement, I’m so glad I can move on from here.
I would like to thank you for your kind and helpful assistance…I am now able to visit my son in Australia with my wife and the grandkids.
Many Thanks for all your help with this claim.
Andrew, Thanks for the great job you have done on my behalf