Simrit Chahal

Associate - Personal Injury

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"I am a personal injury associate specialising in serious injury claims. I am passionate about securing the best results for our client’s, ensuring that they receive the support, rehabilitation, and compensation they rightfully deserve.”

Prior to joining Higgs LLP, I worked as a serious injury paralegal in a national law firm for two years.

My experience encompasses dealing with a wide range of injuries and accident circumstances, including complex polytrauma, amputations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and fatal accidents.

Our clients have often sustained life changing injuries. Therefore, I believe taking a client-centred approach is a fundamental necessity. It also includes providing our clients with a support system beyond legal representation, including arranging medical care, rehabilitation and identifying each client’s immediate and long-term needs.

I also believe it is important to obtain interim payments (advance payments of compensation) to offer financial support to the client and their family, where possible. I appreciate that accidents not only have a life changing impact on the injured party, but also their family.

My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.

In my spare time, I have engaged in pro-bono work with AMICUS, who provide legal support for those facing the death penalty in America. I have also delivered a range of presentations in local schools in order to provide future generations with insight and exposure into the legal profession.

  • Multimillion pound estimated value for client who sustained a complete spinal cord injury following an accident involving a cyclist v car. Case ongoing.
  • £4m estimated value for below knee amputee following a road traffic accident. Private prosthetic provision in place. Case ongoing.
  • £500k+ estimated value for a complex polytrauma case involving a motorcyclist. Extensive rehabilitation currently being implemented, including psychological therapy. Case ongoing
  • £100k+ estimated value for a client who sustained complex upper limb injuries. Establishing current loss of earnings position for the self-employed client. Case ongoing.
  • £250k+ estimated value for a client who sustained a complex musculoskeletal injury following a workplace accident. Case ongoing.

More about me

Favourite place

Canada. I love to visit my family there.

Favourite food


Interesting fact

I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)


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"The ‘always committed’ team at Higgs LLP is lauded for ‘leaving no stone unturned in getting the best result for its client’. It is led by Andy Shaw (who ‘works incredibly hard') on a wide range of personal injury claims. Shaw has a special interest in complex orthopaedic injuries, brain injury, spinal injury and amputation cases."

Legal 500

"Excellent, approachable, down to earth team. Emerged as one of the leading personal injury PI firms in the region. A pleasure to work with and I can see them going from strength to strength in dealing with bigger and more complex claims"

Legal 500

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