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I am a solicitor specialising in dealing with adult brain injury, spinal injury and serious orthopaedic injury cases.
I work in the serious injury team in Sheffield and I manage a caseload of complex serious injury cases. I have experience in securing interim payments for the purpose of implementing care, case management and therapy packages for clients.
I have offered support and assistance to numerous Headway groups across the country. Headway is a registered charity that works to improve the life of those who have suffered a brain injury, and their families.
I sit on a fundraising committee (Group of Champions) for the Sheffield based charity, Neurocare. The group specialises in raising funds to buy life saving equipment for use in the neuro theatres of Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Neurocare also fund research projects and specialist training so that people suffering from neurological conditions can receive the best care available.
Aspire is a national organisation which provides specially adapted houses for spinal cord injured people. I recently co-ordinated a team of Irwin Mitchell staff to put our DIY skills to the test and help set up a new Aspire property.
The most rewarding part of my role is seeing the progress clients make with their rehabilitation goals. Securing interim payments and using it to implement tailored and bespoke rehabilitation packages for clients as soon as possible is very important. It helps to maximise rehabilitation early on and to make life easier for clients when they need help the most.
I enjoy being part of a hardworking, passionate and dedicated team.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, travelling and relaxing with friends and family.
“These figures still show a high number of accidents and casualties on Leicestershire’s roads with junctions and roundabouts the most dangerous place for incidents to occur.
“It is positive to hear that Leicestershire Country Council have acknowledged the importance of improving road safety and have already committed time and money to doing this; but these figures are a wake-up call and more needs to be done.
“The council must prioritise working with road users and road safety organisations to understand why these accidents are so frequent and consider whether speed limits, new lights, lanes, cameras or a range of other measures are needed to tackle the problem.
By revealing the most dangerous roads in the county they are acknowledging that improving safety is a priority in these places and everyone has a responsibility to ensure this happens.
“We regularly witness the life changing impact that a road accident can cause which is why we’ve launched our #SaferJourneys campaign to reinforce how serious a lack of care or concentration can be. Those who do survive serious accidents often suffer life changing injuries and have to go through years of rehabilitation to try and rebuild their lives.
“Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers must all play their part by taking extra care during the winter and staying off the roads if the weather conditions change for the worst and it’s no longer safe to be out there.”
This has been an incredibly difficult time for Michael’s family who have understandably been left devastated by their loss.
“We are pleased with the outcome of the inquest and the conclusion reached by the jury. We hope that it goes some way to helping the family understand what happened on the day.
“We will continue to work with the family as they come to terms with their loss and we will be investigating the accident further. We are also working with the family to secure funds needed for the future.
“The family know nothing can ever bring Michael back but it is vital that health and safety is a priority for all businesses to prevent further incidents.”
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