Helen Boyd > Wards Solicitors LLP > Clevedon, England > Lawyer Profile

Wards Solicitors LLP
BS21 7QF

Work Department

Personal Injury: Claimant


Helen Boyd, Partner, specialises in all areas of personal injury and medical negligence claims. In particular these include:

  • Road traffic accident claims (including claims against the Motor Insurers Bureau when a third party is uninsured or untraced);
  • Accidents at work;
  • Product liability claims (including acting for a claimant who had swallowed shards of glass in a pie and acting for a claimant injured in a road traffic accident when a defective tyre burst);
  • Medical negligence claims (including acting for a claimant injured during cosmetic surgery);
  • Accidents caused by animals;
  • Accidents abroad (including a claim by a holidaymaker injured by the broken surface of a swimming pool in Turkey);
  • Claims against the police (including wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and assault);
  • Assault claims (both civil claims against the assailant and claims against The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority);
  • Claims against local authorities (where the local authority failed to protect someone as a child by removing them from the care of their parent/carer);
  • Sexual abuse claims (including acting for victims of sexual abuse in claims against an individual, schools, church and/or local authority);
  • Hairdressing claims (where a claimant’s hair has sustained significant damage from the application of chemicals to tint and/or perm it);
  • Occupational stress and harassment claims (including acting for victims of bullying in the workplace); and
  • Any claim where someone has suffered injury through the fault of another.


  • Member of Law Society’s Personal Injury panel since 2008
  • Has specialised in Accident and Injury law since qualifiying as a Solicitor in 1992

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; claimant

The personal injury team at Wards Solicitors LLP is noted for its work handling claims arising from road accidents, accidents at work and industrial disease. The group is led from Bristol by Alison Underhill, an experienced personal injury and medical negligence litigator. Helen Boyd‘s practice extends to accidents abroad, claims against the police, including in relation to wrongful arrest, and assault claims. Associate Richard Green handles workplace injury and industrial disease issues.