Serious personal injury

Serious personal injury solicitors

We offer a free assessment of every potential personal injury or medical negligence case. Contact our team today on freephone 0800 834 627 or email and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your enquiry.


Coffin Mew’s Serious Personal Injury team specialises in pursuing claims for serious and catastrophic injuries.  The simplest of accidents can have the most serious consequences. Some injuries last a lifetime, and turn your whole world upside down. 

Our aim is to help you and your family win compensation that helps you to move on after a personal injury and, above all, rebuild your lives.  You are the innocent party; you are only getting the compensation that you need to get your life back on track.

We work hard for you – arguing your case, maintaining a sense of urgency and being there when you need us. It starts with a free consultation, without obligation, to assess your case. Our highly regarded team helps clients throughout the south.  We offer appointments in any location and at times that best suit you and your family.

Our expertise

We have a very strong reputation in catastrophic brain injury compensation claims. We also regularly represent clients who have experienced personal injury leading to psychological injuries, amputations, orthopaedic injuries, asbestos related illnesses and who are bereaved as a result of fatal accidents. We deal with the most complex personal injury claims every day, it’s what we specialise in, and we pride ourselves on our ability to do this.

We represent clients involved in many types of accident including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in public places and those who have suffered a work related illness. Even if you are partly responsible for an accident we can still recover compensation for you.

We have helped many people from all walks of life not only gain the just and fair compensation they deserve, but also access the rehabilitation assistance needed to make the best medical, social and psychological recovery.  This means getting you treatment, the right place to live, and even arranging the care that you need.

Initial consultations are free of charge and if we believe you have a case we will consider all funding arrangements, includingno win/no fee’.

Coffin Mew LLP is ‘a major player in the South for personal injury’ and is led by Sue Bowler who has experience in some of the region’s largest and most complex catastrophic claims and brain injury matters; Bowler is currently involved in Eaglesham v Ministry of Defence. The ‘small but specialist’ team also handles asbestos claims and is recommended by clients and counsel alike.

Legal 500, 2020

The team is on Headway UK’s list of approved brain injury lawyers and we offer a national service from our offices in Brighton, Gosport, NewburyPortsmouth and Southampton.

Contact us today for a free assessment of your personal injury claim on freephone 0800 834 627 or fill in the enquiry form.

Help for you and your loved ones after a catastrophic injury

We offer a range of support and guidance to injured people and their families who need help with issues relating to injury and disability. We work closely with dedicated specialists including therapists, architects, accountants, charities, financial advisers, and others who can address your concerns to help and support you.

We can also offer specialist advice relating the complex implications of wills and trust planning so that you can try to ensure that your family will be properly provided for when you are no longer able to provide for them.

We realise that you and your family are central to the whole process. You will be fully informed of progress as we guide and support you through the claim.

The process of a catastrophic injury claim

We fight our cases on a no win no fee basis.  So if we can help you, you don’t have to worry about the cost. 

Once your case has the funding agreements in place, we will contact the responsible party to get the claim going and to ask them to fund the rehabilitation that you need. As soon as we can obtain rehabilitation funding we will arrange an assessment of your needs and put in place the treatment, therapy and care that you need.

If you have sustained severe injuries then we cannot conclude your claim until our medical experts can give a reasonable clear view about your long-term prognosis. However whilst the claim is ongoing we can still ensure that your needs are met by obtaining interim payments towards the final award of compensation to cover things such as your loss of earnings and expenses, in addition to funding for rehabilitation, care and housing adaptations.

We pride ourselves in getting the right amount of compensation – we have particular expertise in valuing claims for clients with the most serious of injuries to ensure that their needs are met for the whole of their lifetime, and we have secured numerous multi-million pound settlements.  Our Court of Protection team can also assist you in managing the compensation to fin the right work throughout your life.

Our service promise to you

Our number one priority will be to secure the rehabilitation that you need as soon as we can. In addition, we will secure the right level of compensation as quickly as we can. We want you to lean on us for support at this difficult time so that we can help to ease the stress and strain for you and your family.

We have extensive connections with other professionals and charities who support people with suffered catastrophic injuries and we can draw on all of those to assist you whenever we need to.

Your initial focus on securing my recovery was very refreshing and I credit that focus on the great progress I have seen in getting me back to my current state of health. You drove external input into my recovery and for that I will always be thankful.


You have always been ready to explain the claim to me, which earlier in the case I realise was quite difficult! It is no exaggeration to say that you turned a very difficult period in my life around and in concluding my claim you have presented an open path for my future.

What our clients say

I am so pleased with your service from the beginning of the case to the end.  The staff are very professional and provided it to the highest standard.  I do not hesitate to recommend your service to anybody who needs similar help in the future.

I would recommend Coffin Mew to anyone looking for a good firm of solicitors. The service that I have received has been the best.

It was very reassuring to know that no matter how many obstacles seemed to present themselves, and there were quite a few, you just kept plodding on until you cracked it. Thank you.

The level of service I received from Coffin Mew and Sue Bowler was outstanding. I was extremely impressed with the manner in which my claim was handled and will use Coffin Mew again in the future for legal services.

I was treated with care and kindness at all times.  Thank you so much.

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