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Derek Boughey

Accident Investigator
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My work includes the investigation of accidents involving personal injury. It includes road traffic collisions and other types of accidents such as injuries in the work place. I liaise with Police forces and other relevant bodies in order to obtain as much information as possible to determine if the clients have a viable claim for compensation for their injuries. I often have to visit some of the scenes to take photographs and measurements. I attend at the Courts to give support to the clients and at the same time obtain further evidence as to the clients accident.

In addition, I assist other departments in tracing witnesses and clients who have moved without informing them of their new addresses. I also work for our asbestos team in obtaining statements from witnesses and trying to trace potential witnesses as well as enquire into the history of premises where they were exposed to asbestos materials.

What inspired you to get into law?

My previous occupation was as a Detective Sergeant in the West Midlands Police and the skills I obtained when working in the police have made it a natural progression for me to do the work I now do for Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

It is most rewarding to investigate the circumstances of serious personal injury claims and getting sufficient evidence that ultimately leads to the clients who are very seriously injured in obtaining a good result which helps them with their future needs.

What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell are very progressive solicitors who do lots of good work in securing rightful compensation for their clients. They always aim to do their best for the clients by supporting them through the legal processes. I am proud to be part of a great team assisting in achieving those aims.

What do you do away from the office?

I do lots of DIY and I play golf I love socialising with family and friends. I enjoy going on holidays abroad.

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