Accidents can happen anywhere; on the road, at work, home or in hospital and victims, through no fault of their own can suffer different degrees of physical injury. There can also be long lasting and distressing psychological repercussions. Collins Solicitors have built a considerable expertise in this area and are also able to draw upon strong relationships with medical experts.
We are client focused and have an innovative approach to all we do. We have built a formidable reputation for taking on big corporations who often try to use their financial might to crush genuine claims. These include major oil companies, international airlines, train operating companies, local government and the NHS.
We are also one of the leading specialists in the UK in environmental personal injury cases including the toxic waste case of Corby Group Litigation v Corby Borough Council. We have acted for victims of the Hatfield, Ladbroke Grove, Watford, Southall and Potters Bar train crashes and have the necessary experience to deal with individual claims and class actions.
We have in-depth experience of damage recovery in cases of serious injuries, regularly on behalf of our clients recovering six figure sums. In two important recent cases, we recovered damages in excess of 2 million pounds.
The personal injury team work is supervised by Solicitors who are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel as well as a Fellow and Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
The head of the team, Des Collins, has received a number of awards for his groundbreaking personal injury work, including winning the prestigious Law Society Legal Personality of the year in 2010. The department is also Top Ranked in Chambers and Recommended by the Legal 500.