Irwin Mitchell | Focus on Spinal Injury | Irwin Mitchell wins Claimant Solicitor of the Year, 2016

For the seventh time in the last eight years, Irwin Mitchell have been recognised at the Rehabilitation First Awards, for our work on behalf of those people who have suffered a serious injury.

The market-leading team was recognised because of their work in helping a client who was left with both his arms and legs paralyzed as the result of a head on collision with another car that had strayed into his lane, in Eckington, September 2013. Due to his complicated injuries, Ivan Harris, from South Yorkshire, required high levels of care from a large team of specialists.

A team of serious injury specialists led by Rachael Aram, Partner at Irwin Mitchell acted on Ivan’s behalf and worked with insurers to come up with an innovative and creative solution to his unique needs. When the case settled, Ivan, aged 77, was able to move into a specifically adapted home and received damages which he will continue to receive for the rest of his life, to cover the annual costs of his care and therapy.

The judges of the Rehabilitation First Awards commented on the Irwin Mitchell submission as being an innovative financial package to achieve a compassionate solution for a complicated set of circumstances. They felt this case study clearly demonstrated Irwin Mitchell’s creative thinking and problem solving.