If you or a loved one has received compensation from a personal injury claim, putting it in a personal injury trust can ensure you’re always provided for and give you peace of mind for the future.

Some of the benefits of setting up a personal injury trust (PIT):

  • It helps shelter the compensation from an assessment for means-tested benefits
  • It can be tax-efficient
  • It ensures the money will last the rest of your life and be dedicated to your care needs

Putting compensation money into a trust can also protect it from being used in the wrong way by others. This is especially important if the trust is for a child or vulnerable adult. It can also protect your assets from a claim against your estate – i.e. in cases of divorce or bankruptcy.

As the largest personal injury firm in the country we have helped thousands of people manage their money following a life-changing injury. Our solicitors have considerable experience setting up personal injury trusts and will work closely with financial advisors to create a bespoke plan tailored to you and your needs.

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Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We are the largest personal injury firm in the country, as well as having experts in tax, trusts, financial management, and public law. We not only secure compensation for our clients, but also help them manage it afterwards, making sure they have the care and resources they need for the rest of their life.

We understand how large value settlements work in real terms and can help you manage your budget and access the care you need for the rest of your life. Our support and rehabilitation coordinators can help you access practical support and resources, and can work with our conveyancing team to buy property adapted to your needs.

We have financial advisors in IM Asset Management working exclusively with large compensation pay outs for people who’ve had a serious personal injury. They work with our tax and trusts experts to advise on the investments that are right for you.

In cases where someone’s injury has affected their mental capacity, we also have vast experience in deputyships and the Court of Protection, making sure their best interests are looked after.

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What Are The Tax Rules For A Personal Injury Trust

The trust is usually taxed as if it was your own personal income. However, the exact amount of tax you pay depends on:

  • The structure of the trust
  • The nature of your (or your loved one’s) disability
  • Your entitlement to certain benefits

Our experts can advise you on what tax is due and how to make the trust as tax-efficient as possible.

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