Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital Directory of Services

How do I know which lawyer to choose?

Making a personal injury claim can be complicated and take a long time. After a major trauma it is important you have someone who understands you, your injury and the needs of your family, both now and in the future.

To assist you and your family, Cardinal Management have reviewed firms who specialise in helping people who have suffered major trauma. We have identified a number of local firms who we feel will give you the right kind of support from a legal and importantly from a rehabilitation perspective.

Each of the firms at your hospital are committed to helping you recover as well as making a successful claim. They are all subject to ongoing performance management and must report to the MTSP regularly to ensure patients are being supported effectively and at no cost.

Even if you do not wish to use any of our suggested firms, there are a number of things to ask and check before agreeing to let someone represent you. Ask to meet with your MTSP Adviser who can give you advice about this and a free copy of our “choosing a personal injury lawyer checklist”.

Higgs LLP established in 1875, is an award-winning Midlands law firm based in prestigious offices in the heart of the Black Country ,servicing clients in the Midlands and beyond. With specialists in many disciplines, they are able to fully support clients holistically. They are recognised as experts in their field by two independent leading guides; Chambers and Legal 500. Their highly specialised major trauma team comprises friendly and supportive lawyers, who will guide you and your family through the process of pursuing a personal injury claim and accessing early rehabilitation. The team have vast experience of dealing with cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, complex polytrauma, amputations and severe psychological illness. Higgs LLP is a member of the Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Major Trauma Signposting Partnership programme.

HCC Solicitors are specialist personal injury lawyers with over 25 years’ experience. Serious personal injury cases are dealt with by their Major Trauma and Serious Injury team and they look to start work on these at the earliest possible stage, with the focus on treatment and rehabilitation, as well as gathering the full medical evidence from leading experts. HCC are a member of the Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Major Trauma Signposting Partnership programme, and are based in Birmingham.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK’s largest and best known law firms. Their Birmingham based serious and catastrophic injury lawyers provide specialist advice to those who have suffered significant, often, life-changing injuries or traumatic bereavements caused by negligence.  Their client-centred approach is focused on accessing early support and rehabilitation treatment to optimise recovery and carrying thorough investigations to secure the best possible outcome.  In addition to a range of legal services, Slater and Gordon is able to offer access to Benefits Advisors, Financial Advisors and help with any mental capacity issues. The firm also has a dedicated media team who can assist in dealing with the media in high profile cases. Slater and Gordon are proud to be members of the Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Major Trauma Signposting Partnership programme.