Personal Injury – Case Studies

Ed Hudson – Serious Injury Guide Plus

Serious injury guide and Ed Hudson. Ed sustained serious injuries, a C4 fracture of his spinal cord, in a road traffic accident in February 2018. He originally instructed another firm of solicitors but then interviewed a number of leading personal injury law firms and picked Barratts.

Asbestosis – Supporting Larry’s Successful Claim

Asbestosis claims are complex so Larry contacted the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for advice. They recommended Barratts so Larry engaged us to help with his claim.

Mesothelioma Claim after Trevor’s Asbestos Exposure

Our client, Trevor, received a diagnosis of Pleural Plaques in 2012 and asked if we could help with his industrial disease claim.  Barratts had been recommended to him by his respiratory physician who suggested he should investigate a claim for compensation. Trevor had a history of working with asbestos throughout his working life as a […]

Complex Brain Injury Claim following Workplace Accident

Adam was a freight-checker in a distribution depot. His job involved checking lorry loads of materials before they were despatched, to be stored in the warehouse. On the day of the accident, an unstable load weighing in excess of 1 tonne slid off a lorry. The load crushed Adam and caused him a traumatic brain […]

Drunk Driver Accident – Compensation for Serious Injuries

Barratts was recommended to Mick when suffered serious and life-threatening injuries after he was hit in a drunk driver accident. He initially contacted an extremely experienced personal injury lawyer in Manchester who was unable to take on Mick’s case. However, the lawyer advised Mick to contact us.

Violent Assault – Gary’s Successful Compensation Claim

Violent assault can leave victims with life-changing injuries. Tragically, Gary experienced this for himself. He contacted our solicitors in early 2017 after he had suffered a brain injury during an assault. One of our previous clients, who had also sustained serious brain injuries in an assault, recommended us to him.


My client’s family instructed me to bring a claim against the insurers of a vehicle that had collided with her car whilst she was on holiday in 2017. I didn’t know my client or her family before her accident. However in the years that I have been involved in her case, they have come to […]

Successful appeal against CICA award for brain damage

John (name changed for confidentiality)  came to Barratts solicitors in early 2017 after a previous client recommended us to him. Sadly John had become involved in an argument outside a hotel in Nottingham one Friday evening. The next thing John knew he was in intensive care in the Queen’s Medical Centre.

Compensation after an attack on a healthcare worker by a psychiatric patient

Our clients’ story is especially poignant during the Coronavirus outbreak. It illustrates the risks taken every day by nursing and medical staff to help patients.

School Girl Recovers Six Figure Sum After Suffering Serious Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident

  Our client was 15 years old when she sustained serious hip and leg injuries in a motorcycle accident which meant that she had to change her career plans. She was riding as a pillion passenger when there was a collision with another motorcycle. The accident caused a severe fracture to her right hip, severe […]

Compensation Claim for Kevin’s Serious Injuries

Kevin suffered serious injuries following an assault. We helped him claim £670,000 compensation

Vic Claims for PTSD 10 Years after an Air Crash

Vic came to us 10 years after the Kegworth Air Crash. He had suffered PTSD. He was told by other solicitors that he was out of time. However we pursued the claim and recovered £136,000.

Claim for Mental Health Damage after Violent Assault

A violent assault on 90 year old resident at retirement home caused severe damage to her mental health. Our solicitors helped her to claim.

Christine’s Claim for Back Injury Compensation

We helped Christine gain full compensation for a back injury which she suffered when she slipped on black ice at a local petrol station.

Compensation for Injuries after Beverley Tripped and Fell

Beverley received unsupportive advice from Counsel after she tripped over a raised paving stone and fell. We helped her recover compensation for the injury caused by the accident.

Joan’s Claim after Industrial Disease Leads to Death

Following the death of her husband, from a recognised industrial disease, we recovered compensation for Joan and her son to ensure security for their future.

David Receives Compensation for a Road Traffic Accident

David received £3,100,000 in settlement of his claim for injuries sustained at the age of 6, in a road traffic accident.

Spinal Injury Compensation – Provisional Damages after a Car Accident

Our solicitors helped Chris receive provisional damages of £1,000,000 after a spinal cord injury. This means he has also secured his right to return to Court to apply for further spinal injury compensation if his condition deteriorates.

Cyclist Receives Compensation after Accident with a Lorry

Michael was cycling to his job as a security guard at 4.30 in the morning when he was knocked off his bike by a lorry. The lorry propelled him into the verge at the side of the road. After the accident, the driver did not stop and Michael was then found by a passer by.

Rachel’s Claim after a Car Accident Left her Paralysed

Rachel was paralysed in a car accident. We helped her to claim compensation that will provide her with financial security for the rest of her lift. Importantly, she can use this money to support herself and cover the costs of her care.

Compensation for David After a Car Accident as a Child

At the age of 6, David ran across a road and was hit by a car. His parents received negative advice from a solicitor but they asked us for a second opinion. We took on his case and, although it took time, we helped David obtain £1.75 million compensation.

Stephen’s Claim after a Life-Threatening Car Accident

Stephen became a tetraplegic after a life-threatening accident. We helped him make an interim claim to purchase a suitable property while we negotiated with the Defendants.

Owen’s Claim for Leg Injuries after a Motorbike Accident

Owen suffered serious leg injuries in a motorcycle accident in December 2006.  Owen achieved 100% of his compensation which settled shortly afterwards for a little over £300,000.

Spinal Injury Claim following a Road Traffic Accident

Steven pursued a claim for a spinal cord injury settlement after he was injured in a road traffic accident, in the UK, in 2007. He was awarded compensation totalling £7.75 million for his injuries.

Physical & Psychological Injuries Compensation

Natalie suffered both physical and psychological injuries as a result of a road traffic accident on the M62. We successfully recovered compensation on Natalie’s behalf.

Injured Motorcyclist Claims Compensation

James suffered personal injuries and financial losses as a result of a road traffic accident in March 2011. He was riding his motorcycle at the time when he was injured. Barratts Solicitors pursued a claim on his behalf and James received compensation.

Bob’s Compensation Claim for an Injury at Work

Bob suffered an injury at work when he attended the scene of an accident. A driver had lost control of his vehicle and his car ended up in a ditch. Bob was injured as he rescued the driver.

Compensation for a Motorcyclist’s Fatal Injuries

Tragically, Mike died from fatal injuries as a result someone else’s negligent driving. His wife, Gaye pursued a claim for compensation for the loss of her husband and father to their 2 children. Barratts Solicitors helped Gaye to recover a six figure sum in compensation, which will provide security for her and her children.

Compensation after Negligence Causes an Eye Injury at Work

Adrian was at work when he suffered severe injury to his eye as a result of the Defendant’s negligence. He was able to recover compensation for his injury and financial losses.

Complex Claim for Patient in a Mental Health Unit

Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and so that Kevin can get the care he needs.

Compensation for Workplace Injury During a Visit to Business Premises

Nicola suffered a workplace injury in July 2010. She contacted Barratts Solicitors and instructed us to pursue a claim on her behalf for compensation. We overcame the insurers’ objections and succeeded in recovering 100% compensation for Nicola.

Get The Right Advice Before Settling Compensation

Martin came to us, following the recommendation from one of our former clients. At that point, Martin had already contacted a local firm of solicitors and they had agreed to take on his case. However, they had limited his claim to a maximum of £25,000, even though he had suffered serious orthopaedic injuries. The injuries […]

Can a Passenger Claim Against a Drunk Driver? Who is Liable for their Injuries?

Our client was only a teenager when she was injured in a car being driven by a friend. Her friend lost control of the car and hit a tree. As she was in the rear seat, it should have been a straightforward personal injury case except that the driver had drunk alcohol.

Client Walks Again After 3 Years

A TV show revealed how developments in science can truly change the life of individuals.

Always Supporting Our Clients

At Barratts we pride ourselves on putting our clients first. This was particularly important for one young woman who came to us after a car accident. It really is our caring approach that sets us apart, as this testimonial shows.

Better Care for Mental Health Patients Demanded After The Tragic Death of Carol Vaughan

Julie Hardy has fought hard for justice for Carol’s family. The widely reported verdict of Mairin Casey has vindicated the family whose dignity at the Inquest was recognised by the Coroner.

CCTV Footage Helps to Secure Compensation

Bob was a 21 year old student on a visit to Nottingham to celebrate his friend’s 21st birthday. During the evening they visited a local nightclub. Whilst he and his friends were enjoying themselves, a fight broke out between two groups of young men. Neither Bob nor his friends knew any of these men but […]

Accident on a Bus Results in Severe Spinal Injury

Eileen was an active 77 year old pensioner until she had an accident on a bus. When she boarded the number 47 outside her house in January, she never expected to end up in hospital needing to make a claim for an injury caused by the bus driver.

Compensation Payments Following Injuries from Drunken Horse-Play

Recently David Tomlinson was approached by two, separate clients. They had both suffered alcohol related injuries in unusual, but remarkably similar accidents. Unfortunately, both Lorna and Leon were injured accidentally by people they knew, after those people had drunk too much alcohol.

Drunken Driver Causes Severe Personal Injuries

Sukhdev sustained significant head injuries in an accident in January 2009. The accident was caused by a drunk driver and we helped Sukhdev recover compensation for his injuries.

Attempted Murder Results in Significant Injuries and Compensation

Colin was deliberately assaulted in March 2008 by someone using a vehicle as a weapon. The driver was convicted of attempted murder and Colin claimed compensation for his significant injuries.

Compensation For Loss of Three Fingers at Work

Robert was employed as a landscape gardener by a firm of environment/landscape consultants until he was injured at work. On the day of the accident he was operating a circular saw which was used to cut tree trunks into small manageable woodblocks.

Ambulance Victim Recovers Compensation

Claire suffered catastrophic injuries in a road traffic accident when she was only 9 years old. She was crossing a road outside her parents’ home when she was hit by an ambulance.

Zoe Receives Over £70,000 Compensation Following Road Traffic Accident

In November 2011 Zoe was involved in a road traffic accident. The driver of another vehicle did a sudden U-turn which caused Zoe to collide with the vehicle.

Police Officer Recovers Compensation Through Motor Insurers Bureau

In May 2010 Andy, a police officer, was on duty when he came across a burglary in progress. The burglar ran to his car to escape.

CCTV Provides Vital Evidence in Compensation Claim

Jenny was walking through a busy shopping centre when she was knocked to the ground. As a result of the fall, she suffered significant shoulder injuries.

Spinal Injured Client Promotes Use of Cycle Helmets on YouTube

The Spinal Injuries Association recommended Barratts Solicitors to Dr Donal McNally. Dr McNally instructed David Tomlinson to act on his behalf in recovering compensation for his spinal injury.