Carol Horchuk

Solicitor

Biography

I have been assisting victims of personal injury since 2009. I have acted on a number of cases involving workplace accidents, road traffic accidents and clinical negligence.  

I’m now a solicitor in the specialist military injuries team and I mostly act for injured service personnel who have been in accidents at home or whilst deployed on exercise/operational theatre. I act for clients who have been injured in on and off duty incidents, including:

  • Road crashes and other vehicle related accidents
  • Negligent discharge
  • Explosions
  • Training accidents
  • Manual handling (lifting) accidents 
  • Fatal accidents (including inquests)  

I help clients who belong to specialist units and cannot be identified. I also advise clients who have been injured in the UK and overseas in relation to Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme claims.

I appreciate the unique circumstances in which serving and former military personnel find themselves after injury and during the recovery process. I work closely with clients to ensure that all relevant aspects of their claim are investigated.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I was drawn to personal injury and military injuries in particular due to the impact and devastating consequences that such severe injuries can have on the injured person. I make sure that all of my clients are given the necessary rehabilitation to help them to recover as best they can.  

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?  

The most rewarding part of my job is the ability to make a significant difference to the life of one of my clients. This could be through securing liability and peace of mind, or getting an interim payment to allow an injured client to fund care which will facilitate their rehabilitation.  

My involvement with service personnel has led me to become involved with many military charities, regularly fundraising and participating in events.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I am proud to work at a firm where integrity is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to do the best for every client and since no two clients are the same, we are pleased to provide a tailored service to each client.

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