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Your clients could lose certain benefits or government services if they get compensation from a personal injury or medical negligence claim.

Setting up a personal injury trust will make sure they can keep their benefits no matter how large their compensation is.

What Is A Personal Injury Trust?

A personal injury trust helps to legally manage a compensation award. They’re used for people – including minors - who have the capacity or are likely to have the capacity when they’re 18.

A trust can help these people keep access to means tested benefits and some statutory services, both now and in the future.

How Can Irwin Mitchell Help?

Our Court of Protection solicitors offer specialist legal advice on creating and running personal injury trusts. We’re one of the largest personal injury teams the country and are top ranked for our expertise in damages management. We can advise you on:

  • Legal responsibilities and your powers as a Trustee
  • Estate administration Suitability of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)
  • Bespoke benefits advice
  • Banking support
  • Preparing Trust Accounts and Tax
  • Access to specialist third party services.

Please contact a member of our Court of Protection team for more information or advice.