Personal Injury

Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors has been supporting clients and winning claims across the South West for more than 40 years. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness or incompetence, our expert personal injury lawyers can help you secure the justice and the compensation you deserve.

Our dedicated team understand the physical, emotional and financial toll that significant accidents and personal injuries can put on individuals and families, from a short-term but costly interruption to everyday life and work to the devastation and upheaval that goes with a life-changing injury or unexpected fatality.

We will help you secure the resources you need to begin to rebuild your life, whether that means medical treatment, including rehabilitation, financial compensation, or both. We provide a complete personal injury claims service, including operating on a no win, no fee basis.

Why choose Coodes to handle your personal injury claim?

  • Specialists in personal injury claims: Our extensive Personal Injury team specialises in representing clients who have suffered injuries caused by accidents. Over more than 40 years of personal injury practice, we have successfully supported thousands of people, ensuring they receive the best possible outcomes. Our personal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists and the team is regularly ranked highly in the Legal 500. We also have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, enabling us to give you the very best advice whatever the injury.
  • Client-centred approach: We put your needs and concerns at the heart of everything we do. Our personal injury specialists will take the time to listen to what you or a loved one have been through to understand the details of your case, and provide legal advice tailored to your personal circumstances and priorities.
  • Sympathetic, jargon-free advice: We understand that recovering from an injury can be a very difficult and emotional time for you and that you want advice and guidance, not a lesson in law. So, we pride ourselves on providing a sensitive and supportive service, explaining your options and avoiding the legal jargon wherever possible.
  • Comprehensive legal support: From gathering evidence and conducting thorough investigations to negotiating with insurance companies and representing you in court, we can provide comprehensive legal support throughout the entire claims process. We’re here to take the strain, help you secure the compensation and support you deserve and let you focus on your recovery.

Can I claim for a personal injury?

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation from those responsible. Our personal injury solicitors will advise you on whether you could claim compensation and how strong your case is.

You can speak to our specialist personal injury lawyers about your accident and injuries over the phone, or we can arrange a face-to-face meeting – whatever suits you best. We will provide some initial free advice to help you decide whether to proceed with a claim. If you do decide to make a claim, we will guide you through every step of the legal process and ensure that you get the right medical assessments you need to obtain the best outcome for you.

No win, no fee

Most of the claims we deal with are handled on a no win, no fee basis, which very basically means:

  • If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
  • If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs unless we advise you otherwise.

Find out more about our no win, no fee funding and other ways of funding your potential claim.

How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or knowing about your injury to start a personal injury claim. There are some exceptions and we will advise you about these when we speak. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so our personal injury lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support and/or rehabilitation you need.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every injury is different and so is its impact on you or your loved one. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist personal injury lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.


Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

David Usher


Ann Chegwin


Heather Kearton-Gee

Chartered Legal Executive

Client Testimonials

Julie Hatton's attention to detail helped me obtain a compensation package that will give me the care I need for the rest of my life.


Thanks for all your hard work on my injury claim, I really appreciate it.


We felt at all times in very capable hands. We consider that your communication and responsiveness to us and your attentiveness to the case was exceptional. The advice you gave us was always reasoned, proactive and timely.


I really appreciate all your work and advice throughout. As a former solicitor it is difficult sometime to take advice, but yours has always been spot on.


Julie Hatton and her team have helped me put my life back into perspective after a very traumatic time. Not only getting me a financial settlement that has changed my life for the better, but more importantly, they helped me to get the answers I needed to bring closure to a traumatic part of my life. They made the whole process easy and explain every step.


Thank you so much for your assistance with the claims process. I have very much appreciated your impeccable, professional support throughout.


I have been surprised how easy the whole process has been made even when the distance between us is geographically quite large. Your responses to me have always been extremely prompt and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in a similar situation. Thank you for all your hard work on this matter resulting in this speedy offer and resolution.


I am very grateful to you for taking on my claim and more than satisfied with the outcome. I never expected it to be settled so quickly and without any fuss, and thank you for recovering all your legal costs and expenses from the third party insurers, that was a nice surprise.


I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine Hyde and Coodes Solicitors. The service I have received has been excellent. Catherine is extremely attentive, is quick to respond to any queries and is very thorough. I was kept informed all the way throughout the case and all the advice I was given was clear. I am very grateful to Catherine for the service I received.


I would just like to say a big Thank You for all you have done. It has been a very difficult time and you have dealt with the case with sensitivity and understanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and the team to others.


Rachel and the team supported me every step of the way in my case. Rachel went above and beyond for me and fought hard to settle my claim. Rachel always made me feel totally at ease and explained the ongoing process clearly as the case progressed. I can't thank the team enough for all the support, time and effort they gave me during a very difficult time.


Thank you for the professional and helpful manner in which you dealt with mum's case. This has helped me feel much better and has at last given me closure.


I want to say a special thank you to Sharon Parsons. Throughout she kept me informed as to progress, was available to answer any questions I had and so helped me cope with a very emotionally difficult process. I went into this claim with a little trepidation regarding the no win-no fee element but want to say that this worked very well, so thanks again for guiding me through this.


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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

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