Accident, Injury & Illness Claims

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Making an Accident, Injury or Illness claim

 An accident can turn your world upside down. Without warning and through no fault of your own you can suffer a sudden injury, leaving you struggling to cope. Money worries, job security and child care are just some of the problems you can be unexpectedly confronted with. This can be particularly upsetting at a time when you are most vulnerable. It is therefore important to appoint an experienced and specialist firm of solicitors who can manage all these issues on your behalf while you concentrate on getting better.

Our award winning team are recommended by the influential legal directory, The Legal 500. The 2021 edition has this to say about our accident and injury team:


‘Approachability, patience and understanding. Everybody from reception staff up are welcoming.’‘

Slee Blackwell are a niche PI team, very astute as to the state of the market, proactive, great at client care and because they are specialists, they know their stuff.‘

Slee Blackwell’s personal injury team has a niche in Animals Act, historic abuse and stress at work claims. The department is led by James McNally, who specialises in claims arising from dog bites. Elizabeth Duncan stands out for her work representing victims of historic abuse, as does Rachel Thain.


We operate nationwide and work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call our FREE legal helpline now on 0808 139 1606 or email us for a free case assessment at [email protected]

How we can help you

When you appoint us to deal with your compensation claim you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your case is in safe hands. Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers have many years of dedicated experience between them.

You can rely on us to take away the stresses and the strains of a legal action. We will press your opponent’s for an admission of fault, calculate your financial losses, prepare witness statements and make sure that you have access to the best medical experts to support your case. We will do everything we can to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.

Our experience

We have dealt with many thousands of accident claims, recovering many millions of pounds in compensation along the way. This means there aren’t many legal problems that we won’t have encountered before and found a solution to.

The aggressive, ‘bully boy’ tactics used by some insurance companies doesn’t deflect us. Our job is to ensure that our clients get the maximum compensation they’re entitled to and that is exactly what we promise to do.

Why we are different

We are a genuine firm of solicitors – unlike many of the unregulated claims companies you see advertising.

We are big enough to provide a specialist service, but small enough to care. Unlike the mega-large ‘factory firms’ we look after our clients’ individual needs.

We work on a No Win – No Fee basis. Quite simply if we do not win the case, we won’t be paid a penny. Our clients therefore know that if they lose they won’t end up facing a huge bill. And it gives us an obvious incentive to make every effort to win your case.

We will pay any expenses such as court fees. It is not unusual for these fees to be hundreds, if not thousands of pounds.

Award-winning accident claim solicitors

Slee Blackwell’s Personal Injury team have won awards for the work on behalf of injury victims.

Some of our injury lawyers have achieved national acclaim, appearing on television and in the press.

Our expertise has been recognised by the influential Legal 500 who recommend us as one of the leading personal injury firms.

Our niche practice areas of sex abuse compensation, dog bite cases and criminal injuries compensation have earned us a national profile.

Our Services

We deal with a broad range of accident, injury and illness claims, including:

Accidents at work and stress related illness

Your employer has a duty to maintain health and safety standards in the workplace. You can claim compensation for injuries caused by faulty machinery, poor training and dangerous working conditions. Employers also have a duty to take reasonable steps to avoid stress related illness arising.

Slips, trips and falls

If you are injured as a result of someone else’s lack of care when you are out and about (in shops, public buildings or even on the street) then give us a call.

Road accidents

We deal with injuries resulting from car, motorcycle and bicycle accidents.

Dog attacks

Partner, James McNally is one of the country’s leading dog attack solicitors; a genuine expert in his field.

Faulty products

Injuries arising as a result of a faulty product are likely to give rise to a claim against the manufacturer or retailer.

Holiday accidents and illness

You may be able to make a claim in this country for injury or sickness arising while you are abroad on holiday.

Medical negligence

We have specialist lawyers dealing with medical negligence claims involving hospitals, doctors, GPs and clinics.

CICA claims

We can assist with making, reviewing and appealing CICA criminal injuries compensation claims.

Call today

Call our FREE legal helpline now on 0808 139 1606 or email us for a free case assessment at [email protected]

James McNally

Partner – Personal Injury
James joined Slee Blackwell as a paralegal in 2001. He is now a key member of the firm’s personal injury department.

   01823 345658
[email protected]

Jasmine Butler

Legal Executive – Personal Injury
Jasmine Butler is passionate about securing justice for her clients and will go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure they achieve the best possible outcome. She is known for her encyclopaedic knowledge of case law.

01823 345658
[email protected]

Elizabeth Duncan

Legal Executive – Personal Injury
Elizabeth is a specialist in personal injury law and winner of the prestigious DASLS Legal Hero of the year 2019.

01823 345658 and 01271 372128
[email protected]