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Personal Injury

Getting the result you deserve

What is involved?

If you or someone you know has been injured or has died in an accident at work, a road traffic or cycling accident, or you are the victim of a crime of violence you need advice from our experienced Personal Injury Team.

We can work quickly and effectively to achieve just and fair compensation for you. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have proven legal-services in obtaining the best results for our clients in all types of injury claims.

Where a serious injury means a client does not have the ability to manage their own financial affairs, we can advise both on the investment of compensation through setting up a personal injury trust, and future management of their money by our Court of Protection team.

Why choose Freeths?

  • You can benefit from a free initial half hour interview
  • We offer a practical approach. We can see you at any of our offices or we will travel to see you at home or in hospital where appropriate
  • We are known for the personal service we provide our clients and for ensuring we obtain the best possible results
  • We will ensure we get the best possible outcome for you
  • We know how important rehabilitation is
  • We will ensure that the best rehabilitation team is put together to help you improve and achieve the best possible outcome
  • We will ensure that we obtain interim payments as soon as possible to assist you following an accident

Call us or contact us to discuss your case and we will explain how we can help you.

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Key contacts

Jane Goulding

Jane Goulding

0345 050 3296

Claire Hallam

Claire Hallam
Managing Associate

0345 050 3297

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"Thank you very much for being so persistent, thorough and competent on this case. You kept me regularly up to date and always provided clear and directive information. Hope you are also pleased with the outcome, we achieved a good result and it is great that it closes this way."


‘Freeths has been amazing dealing with my complicated medical negligence case. They have an incredible team of lawyers who are competent, professional and yet also personable and approachable for any questions you may have. Their knowledge and experience shines through at every stage. You can tell that they have a great work ethic and work really well as a team. What makes them truly unique in my opinion is there balance of complete professionalism but at the same time treating the client as a human, and being a human themselves.’

(The Legal 500, 2024)


‘These solicitors have a lot of experience in managing catastrophic injuries and particularly brain injuries. I would highly recommend them for their expert knowledge and skills in this highly complex and specialist area’

(The Legal 500, 2024)


‘Freeths is a stalwart of excellent personal injury and clinical negligence claims in the East Midlands.’

(The Legal 500, 2024)


“The personal injury team are very professional and act in their clients' best interests with expertise.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


“The Freeths team has a well-balanced range of expertise.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


“Freeths is a strong firm.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


Sources say the team is "clearly very concerned for the clients' welfare and tenacious in getting the best for them." Another interviewee praises the firm for "keeping the client at the centre of the decision-making and ensuring they are listened to."

(Chambers & Partners 2021)


"The team is tenacious, meticulous, clearly knowledgeable and willing to help at all times. They are supportive and sympathetic, clear in their explanations and always ready to listen."

(The Legal 500, 2020)


"Acclaimed as ‘extremely professional and efficient’, Freeths LLP’s personal injury team places particular emphasis on brain, birth and spinal cord injury work for both children and adults. The firm is also a 'quality outfit in the clinical negligence market’, with expertise in diagnosis delays, misdiagnoses, surgical errors, incorrect treatment, cosmetic surgery and product liability."

(The Legal 500, 2020)

Notable Work

  • Within the last twelve months we have attracted a number of catastrophic injury cases all of which are new. Three of these cases have values exceeding £4 million, they are children with traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries with significant values.
  • Jane Goulding is well known nationally for her Claimant brain injury and spinal cord injury work for children and adults.  At the current time she has eleven cases with values exceeding £3 million. Two cases settled last year one for £12 million and one with a capitalised value of over £12 million.
  • Jane acted on a case where the claimant was seriously injured in a road traffic accident. There were complexities with regard to the accident circumstances, but eventually judgement was obtained against the defendant. Interim payments were obtained on a regular basis either voluntarily or by Court Order to enable a rehabilitation programme to be put in place to assist the claimant to assist him moving from residential accommodation into his own property, with a full care package, aids and equipments. This resulted in a final settlement in the case of £5 million (before the change in discount rate).
  • Jane acted on a case where the file was transferred from another firm of solicitors, as the family had lost faith and trust in them. Her client had sustained serious brain injury as a result of an accident with a child. The previous firm had obtained a huge number of interim payments – so much that it was difficult to persuade the defendants to pay further interim payments which made obtaining rehab for this claimant difficult.
  • A dependency claim arising out of a road traffic fatal accident, pleaded in excess of £1 million.
  • A brain injury case arising from a fall into a pub cellar which settled in excess of £1 million.
  • An accident at work causing significant foot and ankle injuries which settled for £261,000.
  • A claim arising out of building site accident resulting in significant foot injuries and toe amputation which settled for £212,500.
  • Secured compensation of £1 million for a client who suffered catastrophic brain injuries and physical injuries as a result of an accident at work. This enabled the client to adapt their home and have a bespoke care package in place to relieve the pressure from their relatives.
  • Obtained a settlement in excess of £860,000 for a client who suffered permanent physical and psychological problems following a road traffic accident which included an award for alternative accommodation and adaptations.
  • Secured an award in excess of £230,000 from the CICA for a childhood abuse case.
  • Secured a compensation award in excess of £205,000 for a client who sustained physical injuries whilst abroad on a package holiday.

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Talk to us

Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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