No. With the small claims limit set to rise for different types of personal injury claims, thousands of injured claimants will effectively be prevented from accessing a lawyer who can represent them. So far this year, out of my own caseload 40% have been disputed by the insurer on the issue of liability and/or causation with half […]Read More Can claimants expect insurers to deal with them justly without a lawyer?
Significant compensation was recently recovered for a client who was injured whilst working on a construction site. The claimant suffered a serious leg injury when his foot slipped between two scaffold boards at first floor level on a housing development site. The scaffold boards had not been properly secured and, due to their position near […]Read More Construction worker injured by unsafe scaffolding
This case was complicated in that it involved 3 defendants. My client suffered serious leg fractures when she tripped on a pothole just outside of the gym that she had just attended. The pothole had formed next to a manhole cover so that the edge of the cover presented a tripping hazard. Frustratingly, nobody was willing to […]Read More Compensation for pothole injury suffered outside gym
My client suffered significant injuries in the workplace when a loading ramp on the back of a truck suddenly fell and landed on him. The accident was caused by a defect in the truck’s hydraulic system which the employer had previously been made aware of. The employer admitted liability for failing to decommission the truck prior to the […]Read More Over £20,000 recovered for worker injured by faulty truck
A person who witnesses a loved one being killed or seriously injured by the negligence of another can claim compensation if they suffer psychiatric injury as a result. Even witnessing the immediate aftermath (as opposed to the accident itself) can give rise to a claim for compensation. This type of claim is known as a secondary victim claim (the […]Read More Client compensated for psychiatric harm after witnessing the death of a loved one
My client was injured badly when another driver lost control of their car and collided into my client’s vehicle. Instructing us early meant that we were able to arrange early case management. We were able to ensure that a private healthcare professional was jointly instructed and funded by the insurer to assess all of the claimant’s physical, psychological and day-to-day […]Read More Over £100,000 compensation for injured driver
This child claimant had been on a day out in Felixstowe, Suffolk, with her mother and friends. They had been doing some shopping along Felixstowe’s busy Hamilton Road. That road had quite recently been converted from a traditional road and footpath layout to a modern ‘Shared Space’. Such spaces have no separate road and footpaths but instead have a […]Read More £15,000 for young child run over by negligent driver