I am a solicitor, based in our Sheffield office, specialising in adult brain injury and spinal cord injury claims. I have 14 years' experience dealing with a wide range of high value and life changing injuries.
I work within the Serious Injury team and I am passionate about ensuring that my clients receive the appropriate rehabilitation to enable them to make the best recovery possible. I also like to make sure that support is provided to their partners and families.
I have experience in securing substantial interim payments in order to implement multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, which can include purchasing specialist equipment and providing professional care and support for my clients.
"Claire Pilsworth is an associate who is willing to tackle complex and difficult cases. She is unafraid of difficult points and always produces excellent results for her clients." – Legal 500, 2020
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have had an interest in the law since a very young age. I went to university to study Business and Legal Studies which allowed me to get a good understanding of both areas. I soon realised that I wanted to focus on law as a career and after graduating, I secured my first legal job where I began to deal with personal claims. I have never looked back!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
There is nothing more rewarding for me than providing a good service to my clients and knowing that my efforts have made a difference to their lives. By implementing appropriate rehabilitation and support, individuals can make great progress.
I acted for a client with a serious brain injury and, due to nerve damage in his arm, he was unable to hold his newborn baby. After a few months of rehabilitation he was able to hold his child. This is what makes my job so rewarding.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
At Irwin Mitchell I work with a fantastic team of people who are passionate and motivated. There is such a depth of knowledge and expertise within the firm. We are able to benefit from the expertise contained within our Court of Protection and Public Law & Human Rights departments to ensure that our clients are supported with all aspects of their claim.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I am not at work I love to exercise at the gym and go mountain biking in the Peak District. I love to travel and see new places.