Had an Accident?

What do we do?

If you think you have had an accident which was not your fault and you wish to claim then contact Silks to find out whether you could be entitled to compensation. We see people at our Oldbury office, at our Netherton office by appointment or, if mobility is difficult due to the accident, alternative arrangements can be made.

Silks have been dealing with accident claims for over 60 years.

Do not delay – call today to find out whether you can claim on 0121 511 2233 or 01384 236101

How we do it?

Firstly, after the initial telephone discussion if we consider your claim should be investigated further we consider all funding options with you, including no win – no fee (subject to T&Cs). The majority of our clients opt for the “no win – no fee” option if they have no alternative form of funding.

Secondly, we try to see all our clients face to face rather than dealing with their claim by telephone. We believe this gives us a better understanding of their claim and gives us the opportunity to understand the client’s circumstances fully. Here at Silks we know it can be a stressful time and if the injury is preventing you from working or recovery requires help from others on a day to day basis this can add financial and emotional pressure. Silks are here to talk through the issues and help you with your claim and we aim to explain complex legal matters in plain and simple terms.

Don’t delay – call us today on either  0121 511 2233 or 01384 236101.

Road Traffic Collisions
An accident whilst driving can have serious consequences. If another road user was careless, reckless or negligent, Silks Solicitors can help with any claim.

Having a driving accident is an unpleasant experience. The aftermath of the accident can add to the anxiety. Trying to assign liability to a reckless or careless driver or one who was just being plain stupid can take time. If liability is contested, legal advice is required. And if you are injured, this needs expert guidance to seek proper compensation.

Silks’ expert lawyers will make sure you understand the process, and guide you throughout. Costs, timescales and likely outcomes will be explained using plain and simple English. You explain fully what happened, so that we understand every detail. We investigate the circumstances of the accident, use specialists if helpful, and look to secure the best outcome possible. When we start work for you, we promise to be available to answer any queries or questions.

To get the support you need, contact your local Silks branch today.

Work Place Injuries and Disease
Having an accident at work may show that your employer has failed to carry out their responsibilities properly. Silks Solicitors can help you with a claim if health and safety laws have not been followed.

Accidents happen – when they occur in the workplace, the question is whether it could have easily been avoided? Making a claim against your employer can be worrying. It is their legal responsibility to keep you safe at work. Has proper training been carried out? Are risk assessments regularly undertaken? If you suffer an injury that results in time off work or loss of income, you need legal guidance with any claim you make.

Claiming compensation for an injury is how Silks Solicitors expert lawyers can help. We ensure we understand what happened, and how seriously your employer carries out health and safety activities. Injuries can sometimes be mental, not simply physical. We talk with you, free of legal jargon, and agree what actions to take, likely costs and timescales. You may require further medical examinations but we keep in contact with you throughout. And our aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

To see if you have a possible claim for compensation, contact your local Silks office.

Slips and Trips in Public Places
No matter how careful you are when out and about, accidents can happen and slips and trips are common. However, it may not always be your fault. If you have slipped or tripped because someone failed in their duty to keep you safe, you could be able to claim compensation.

Slips, trips and falls can happen just about anywhere – from a footpath or supermarket car park to a shop, restaurant, or even a private home. Wherever the accident occurred, if the owners of the premises are to blame, you could have a valid claim. By claiming compensation, you could receive the support you need to aid your recovery and help you get back on track. You may reduce the risk of someone else experiencing the same thing too.

At Silks our specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience of dealing with slips and trips cases and have successfully helped hundreds of people receive the compensation they deserve following an accident.

Silks Solicitors offer a free first advice promise, meaning you can discuss your situation and find out what options you have, before deciding what action to take. Get in touch by calling us on 01384 236101 and our friendly, knowledgeable solicitors will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Life-changing Injuries
Seeking compensation for an injury that has life changing consequences is where Silks can help.

Simple accidents can sometimes result in serious injury. If that accident could – and should – have been avoided, it is all the more distressing. A permanent disability or major condition can impact upon a person’s quality of life. It can also result in financial hardship and emotional trauma. Legal advice can help you or a loved one seek compensation for your losses – whatever they may be.

Silks Solicitors experience ensures you will understand what needs to happen to make your complaint, the likely costs and timescales. We explain information simply – no technical or legal jargon. Our lawyers gather the facts and work out what happened – and who is responsible. We promise to keep in regular contact and answer your questions as promptly as we can.

To talk to one of our specialist lawyers today contact us on 0121 511 2233.

Child Injury Claims
It’s common for children to encounter scrapes and minor mishaps. But sometimes children can be involved in more serious accidents and sustain significant injuries. When this happens, parents naturally want to do all they can to help their child and this can include making a personal injury claim on behalf of the child.

From dog bites and falls to accidents in public places, or injuries caused whilst in employment; there are many different situations where it may be possible to bring a child injury claim to court. Even if the child or parent was partially to blame; for example if a child injures themselves on a building site where they should not have been, there may still be a claim.

At Silks we have claimed successfully in many child injury claims and have provided children and their families with much-needed support during the legal process.

When someone under the age of 18 wishes to bring a claim, the court takes special steps to ensure that the claim is dealt with correctly and that any settlement money is protected for the use of the child until they reach the age of 18.

If you would like to discuss a child injury case, our approachable and friendly solicitors are here to help. We have a wealth of experience in this specialist area of the law and can provide all the advice and support you need. With our free first advice promise it’s easy to find out what your options are before deciding what action to take so to discuss your case call us on 01384 236101.

Fatal Injury Claims
Silks Solicitors can advise you how to seek compensation when a fatal injury has been caused by the negligence of another person or company.

A wrongful death is a fatal injury that results directly from the negligence of another. That could be an individual or an entity, such as a company or business or a local authority or hospital. Making a claim for the death of a relative or loved one can be complex. It can involve court hearings and inquests. And they can be long drawn out. However if you relied upon that person financially, you have the right to seek financial compensation. You also have the right to seek justice for a death that should have been avoided.

You need expert legal guidance. Silks advice and experience will make your claim as straightforward as it possibly can be. Inquests can seem complicated, the law filled with legal and medical jargon. We explain everything to you in simple language. We keep you involved throughout we promise. And we will answer any questions you have as promptly as we can. Costs and timescales are made clear at the outset – if anything changes, again, we will explain these to you.

Achieving the best possible outcome means seeking the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Silks and ask for one of our expert lawyers.

Military Injury Claims
If you’ve been injured whilst serving in the Armed Forces it can be a distressing experience for you and your family. You may be worried about the impact that your injuries will have on your long-term health, career, and relationships. Whether you’re a member of the Army, the Naval Service or the Royal Air Force; the Ministry of Defence has a responsibility for your safety and wellbeing – just like any other employer.

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness caused by negligence, faulty equipment or inadequate training, you may be able to claim compensation. Whether you were injured during a training exercise or during combat, claiming compensation could provide the support and security you and your family need, now and in the future.

Our military injury lawyers are experts in this specialised area and understand the pressures that members of the Armed Forces and their families face. We know that talking about your experiences can be difficult but our specialist solicitors will listen to your case with compassion and understanding, putting you at ease and guiding you through the process.

If you’d like to find out if you have a case for compensation, give one of our military injury experts a call today on 01384 236101. You can talk to us in complete confidence and with our free first advice policy, you can find out if you have a case before deciding what action to take.

Criminal Injuries or Assaults
Being attacked or assaulted is an upsetting and distressing experience that often results in physical or psychological injuries. If you have been the target of an attack, our criminal injury specialists are here to offer the guidance and support you need. We can help you make a claim for compensation as well as providing practical help and legal advice.

Even if the person who attacked you has not been caught – or isn’t in a position to pay damages – you may still be able to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This government organisation makes payments to the victims of violent crimes and at Silks we have worked successfully with the CICA to claim compensation for many of our clients.

We understand that talking about your experience may be upsetting but our caring solicitors will do all they can to put you at ease whilst discussing the details of your case. With in-depth knowledge of criminal injury law, we have helped many people claim the compensation they deserve.

If you’d like to find out how we can help you, call us 01384 236101. Our free first advice promise means you can discuss your options with us in confidence before deciding what action to take.

Karen gave us her very best knowledge on this case and helped through this difficult time.

Great service and having a fellow biker deal with my case put me at ease. 10/10.

Silks put my mind at ease in a complicated and stressful problem.

Karen Silk

Karen Silk


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Martin Bradley

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