Sarah Smith is an experienced solicitor dealing with personal injury claims at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office.

Taking cases from all over the north west of England, Sarah deals with claims worth more than £25,000 (“multi-track cases”) arising from accidents at work and on the road.

The cases also involve occupiers’ and public liability and where orthopaedic and psychological injuries have been sustained through defective premises or products.

At her previous firm Sarah took “fast track” and “multi track” personal injury and clinical negligence claims where compensation normally amounted to between £10,000 and £250,000.

With more than 20 years’ experience as a qualified solicitor dealing with personal injury cases, Sarah identifies the rehabilitation needs of clients at the outset and puts assistance in place where appropriate. She also strives to maximise compensation on behalf of clients and ensures that claims are dealt with quickly.

Sarah is renowned for treating her clients with empathy and compassion at a time of upset and uncertainty. She values the ability to meet each claimant to build a strong working relationship as part of Thompsons’ philosophy of offering a much more personal service than other law firms.

Away from work, Sarah spends time with her family and enjoys cooking and keeping fit.


Mr H injured in a cycling accident

The client was involved in a road traffic collision when he was cycling. He was thrown into the air and landed on his back suffering 3 spinal fractures. The case was settled for £150,000.

Mrs A attacked at work by a violent pupil

Sarah secured £13850 for Mrs A who was physically attacked by a violent and disruptive pupil at the secondary school at which she taught. Sarah’s client sustained bodily injuries in the assault and afterwards suffered a damaging psychological impact.

Mr R in an accident at work

Mr R injured his shoulder when he was required to work in an overcrowded warehouse. Compensation of £80,000 was agreed for his losses and treatment.


Sarah is a member of the Law Society panel and an accredited litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


Mrs A said: “I was very impressed with Sarah Smith. She was fantastic and really made a difference. I would definitely recommend your law firm. I have already recommended it to a few people but I have always named Sarah Smith as the go to solicitor”.

Mr R said: “Thank you Sarah for everything, it was great. The way you put your words in plain English and nothing was too much trouble for you. I definitely would recommend you to anyone”.

Carl Hughes, who suffered an accident at work, said: “Very efficient and knowledgeable service provided. Everything handled with excellent attention to detail and promptly.”