Personal Injury

Claire Burnell

Principal Associate

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Telephone Direct: 01384 327193


Higgs LLP : Claire Burnell

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I am an Associate Solicitor within the Personal injury department at Higgs LLP and have over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession with more than 18 years’ experience of handling serious injury claims.

I have extensive experience of handling a wide range of personal injury claims, typically including complex injury, cross/multi-jurisdictional and other unusual or technical claims. I have considerable experience in dealing with serious, catastrophic and fatal injury claims.

Throughout my career, I have developed a niche practice for accidents involving the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (‘MIB’) claims against uninsured and untraced drivers; and also for injuries suffered whilst abroad, handling claims internationally, typically from package holidays and works accidents.

I focus on achieving both significant high level settlement awards and working to secure early access to rehabilitation in order to assist my clients in achieving the best possible recovery following what often are life changing injuries.

Professional memberships and accreditations

  • Trustee of Headway Black Country
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member of the Birmingham Medico-legal Society

Recognition and Testimonials

 “The "dogged and tenacious" Claire Burnell specialises in severe personal injury claims, especially those involving RTAs or accidents abroad. Clients describe her as "very on the ball" and trust her advice.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“Associate to watch Claire Burnell has developed a specialism in injuries sustained abroad. She also works on accidents at work and RTAs.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“Associate solicitor Claire Burnell is singled out for being "very helpful and keen to do her best for clients." She regularly advises on catastrophic personal injury claims, including those resulting from RTAs and accidents at work.” Chambers & Partners 2017

Client testimonials

“I wanted to thank you for your support and guidance over the last few years, and must express how impressed I was with your advice and knowledge. Thank you for pushing for the overall outcome which will help me to have the treatments that I need when I am in most need. I would recommend you and then your company to anybody that is in need of legal help.”

“I would like to thank Claire Burnell for her professionalism and the end result was way beyond what I could ever have imagined. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and her staff to family and friends should they ever require legal services.”

“Thank you for your recent communication regarding my settlement. The latest offer is exceptional and unexpected to say the least. I am extremely happy with the offer and I think that it has been well worth the wait. Once again thank you for all your effort in this matter and I am glad that I took your advice and waited.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you one last time for your efforts in resolving this matter. If I ever require any legal advice in the future then I will not hesitate in contacting you.”

“Just wanted to say a big "thank you" for achieving this outcome with regards to my injury and I shall be recommending you to anyone unfortunate enough to suffer any personal injury.”

“Thank you for your prompt reply and professionalism throughout.”

“Claire Burnell has been brilliant throughout my claim, being very professional and also having the personal touch. I have achieved more than I originally thought with the help from Claire. She has been a pleasure to work with. I would most definitely recommend Claire Burnell to other people, and have already given her details to a friend. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case which is all down to her.”

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