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Accident and Personal Injury

Accidents happen. And when they do, we’re here to help.

Accidents or injury can be painful, distressing, disruptive and traumatic. For some, these events are even life-changing. And whilst legal support can never undo the damage, it can often make a situation better and help take away the stress.

If you have suffered an accident or personal injury and would like to know whether you have a claim, then we can help. We know that people sometimes worry about contacting solicitors but you’ll find our team approachable and easy to talk to, and most importantly, we really are on your side.

Depending on the nature of the claim, we will help you gain:

  • Compensation for physical and/or emotional suffering
  • Compensation for loss of earnings
  • Compensation for damage to personal property or vehicles
  • Access to rehabilitation, therapy and specialist medical care

We can support all types of accident and personal injury claims, from minor slips and trips to catastrophic incidents. We don’t discriminate, we give every claim the same focus, attention and care to ensure our clients get the best possible result. Please don’t think that what’s happened to you is too trivial to matter – we’ll listen even if others won’t.

We can support you with:


Most claims we handle are on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so if you do not succeed with your case you do not have to pay our costs. Contact us to find out more.

Drop In Sessions

The following drop-in session are held weekly:

Rotherham –Thursday 10am – 4pm

Barnsley – Wednesday 10am – 4pm

If you think you may have a claim call in to speak to one of the team, no appointment necessary.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Accident and Personal Injury team

Howells Personal Injury specialist team is headed by the highly regarded Sharon Rinaldi and they are recommended by the professional guide; Legal 500 2018 who say “Howells’ personal injury practice focuses on handling high value and complex cases. Sharon Rinaldi heads up the team, which has experience representing clients in matters of catastrophic injury, accidents at work, fatal road traffic claims, accidents abroad, product liability and occupier’s and public liability claims.”

Sharon is also a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.

Professionally, our PI team are highly skilled, very diligent PI lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly, to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support.

Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They will listen, they will care; and they will use their technical skills to translate all of that into positive action for you.

Claire Carratt
Legal Secretary
0114 249 6608
Sasha Marshall-Congreve
Legal Secretary
Sharon Rinaldi

Common Questions

Q.When should I contact you?

A.As soon as you feel you have a case for a personal injury claim. There may be a time limit on when you can make a claim so the sooner you contact us the better.

Q.What if I have an insurance policy already?

A.If you have the benefit of a before the event insurance policy you do not have to pursue the claim through your insurer. Sometimes we can act on their behalf and offer a more local service or offer you alternative funding.

Q.What happens first?

A.We will meet with you to discuss your case, gather as much information as possible and give you advice in respect of types of funding. What we do first will then depend on what outcome you want, which is usually compensation for a personal injury claim.

Q.Will I have to go to court?

A.Not necessarily. Attending a trial is rare in personal injury cases unless there is a dispute in relation to how much your claim is worth or on the facts of the case.