Our personal injury solicitors offer a free consultation for victims of personal injury. Call us on 0114 218 4049 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
However serious your injuries, we can help you achieve compensation and obtain assistance with your rehabilitation, speeding up your recovery and return to work.
Taylor&Emmet LLP has been handling personal injury claims for the people of South Yorkshire for decades and we are accredited members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Our services are usually free, ensuring you receive the full amount of compensation awarded.
Our team will be happy to meet with you, free of charge, at home, in hospital or anywhere that is convenient for you, to establish whether your case is worth pursuing, its likely value and how it can be funded.
We recently won £4500.00 for a lady client arising from an accident at work.
What makes the claim interesting is not the modest level of damages but the application of the law that made the case into a winner. The claimant is a manager at a trade warehouse which, amongst its products sells wine & beer. The claimant was unfortunate enough to be walking close to a forklift truck which was carrying cases of beer on a pallet which fractured , causing the cases to fall onto the client and injuring her.
The claimant is a manager at a trade warehouse which, amongst its products sells wine & beer. The claimant was unfortunate enough to be walking close to a forklift truck which was carrying cases of beer on a pallet which fractured , causing the cases to fall onto the client and injuring her.
We recently won damages for an elderly lady injured in a road traffic accident. Nothing too remarkable in that, except part of the settlement wasn’t money!
The claimant was a pedestrian injured whilst out shopping and crossing a road at the mouth of a junction. A motorist didn’t see the claimant, whilst reversing into the junction, and the car knocked her down. It was a low speed impact but unfortunately, as the claimant fell, she struck her hip on the edge of the kerb & sustained a fracture which resulted in her undergoing a hip replacement operation.
A robust letter of claim was directed to the insurers for the motorist and an early admission of liability secured.
Mr J, the amateur athlete – award of nearly £200,000.00 to reflect change of lifestyle.
Recently, we settled a claim for Mr J, aged 40, who was riding home from work on his pushbike when he was struck by a careless driver, sustaining multiple injuries. The worst injury was to his knee and after he had recovered as fully as possible, he was able to return to work and live a near-normal life. To look at him, you would not know that he carries a disability as he worked very hard to rehabilitate his knee both by attending physiotherapy and by exercising at his local gym so that he now walks normally and looks fit and healthy.
Appearances can be deceptive however, as our client’s life has changed dramatically since the accident as he was a very capable and successful marathon and triathlon competitor beforehand. He used to run and cycle many miles a day, won plenty of trophies and his social life revolved around sports. Now, he can do very little physical exercise without tiring and experiencing pain. He tried his hardest to achieve greater recovery, often putting himself through punishing levels of pain, but finally decided, after receiving medical advice, that his athletic days are over.
Mrs H is an elderly lady who was involved in a Road Traffic Accident whilst driving in the countryside. She suffered a whiplash injury and her legal expenses insurers appointed solicitors from their panel to represent her. At first she thought that was a very convenient way of dealing with her claim, but soon became disillusioned with her advisers.
The solicitors appointed were in a City about eighty miles away – too far for her to visit – so they dealt with her by post and telephone. Very soon after the accident, she was examined by a medical expert and a matter of a few weeks later she was advised that there had been an offer of £1500 and that she should accept it. As she was still suffering from the effects of her injury, she protested that the offer appeared too low.
Soon afterwards, another offer of £1700 was made and the solicitors insisted that she must accept it.