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Claire Pilsworth

Senior Associate Solicitor
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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.

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. 

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 11/02/2019
    Dad Assaulted and Run Over In Chesterfield Town Centre Reveals Battle To Return To Health

    “While many people with a brain injury may no longer show any physical signs after their initial recovery the effects can last for many years. “The actions of the driver have had a profound effect on Dan’s life over the last two years. He has made great progress in trying to overcome the injuries he suffered, however, Dan still faces many challenges, including short-term memory loss and being able to process information. “We will continue to support Dan to help him maximise his recovery and implement the important rehabilitation he requires to help Dan in overcoming his ongoing difficulties as a result of his injuries.”

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  • 19/07/2018
    Woman Left Seriously Injured ‘Like A Dog’ By Hit And Run Driver Reveals Battle To Return To Health

    Many people will be shocked at the callous behaviour of the driver in this case. Not only did they show a total disregard for road safety by driving the wrong way along a one-way street, they then got out of their vehicle to move Lynn before driving off in spite of her serious injuries. “Lynn’s injuries are still having a profound effect on her life, not just physically but mentally. It is still not yet known how full a recovery she will be able to make but we are supporting her and helping her to access the vital rehabilitation and therapies she now needs. “This case sadly highlights the terrible consequences innocent road users can have to face because of the negligent actions of others. We hope that Lynn’s case acts a deterrent to those who think it is acceptable to break the law. We implore all drivers to drive responsibly at all times so other families don’t have to go through a similar experience to that which Lynn and her family are enduring.”

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  • 06/12/2016
    Driver Jailed For Causing Fatal Crash Which Also Left Woman With Brain Injury

    “Gillian and Grahame were on the cusp of retirement when Mehmood’s reckless act destroyed their future. “To add insult to injury, Mehmood initially pleaded not guilty to his crimes meaning Gillian and the other survivors had to face the harrowing prospect of reliving their trauma at trial. “While Mehmood’s guilty plea came as a great relief to Gillian and her family, that and today’s sentence cannot begin to undo the damage he has caused to his victims. “Of course nothing can turn back the clock, but we are now working to secure Gillian the ongoing rehabilitation and support she needs as a result of her injuries. “We hope today’s sentence serves as a lesson to others of the tragic and far-reaching consequences of dangerous driving.”

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