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I'm a Partner in the Birmingham Serious Injury team.
I deal with all types of serious personal injury cases, including adult brain injury, spinal cord injury, paediatric brain injury, amputations and limb loss, serious burns, chronic pain, PTSD, orthopaedic trauma, motorbike accident claims and fatal accident claims.
I deal with cases arising from road accidents, occupier liability claims, employer liability claims and public liability claims. I have a particular interest in accidents at work, including falls from height, defective equipment, manual handling, construction site and agricultural accidents and cases involving vicarious liability.
I believe in fairness and the state and businesses being accountable. Those who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own face many challenges and they are in great need of careful, considerate and professional advice to ensure that they are properly compensated. My career in law has put me in the privileged position of helping people in very difficult circumstances.
Seeing what a huge difference a successful case can make to individuals and their families. I often meet my clients at their lowest ebb, but being able to secure interim funds, rehabilitation and appropriate housing can have a hugely positive impact.
I am fortunate to work with a team of like minded and dedicated lawyers who put clients first and achieve excellent outcomes for them.
I follow Moseley Rugby and Durham County Cricket when time allows and spend time with my young family. I'm also a Real ale enthusiast.
"A tough operator" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"He's very direct with clients, he knows what he can and can't do and he knows the appropriate advice to give." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"He is very good with clients that need a no-nonsense approach." - Chambers & Partners 2018
A "completely fearless litigator" who has "extremely good judgement" and "certainly knows his stuff from a technical point of view." - Chambers & Partners 2017
Sources say that Stephen Nye is a “dogged litigator” who “gets to the heart of a case very quickly.” - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Very dedicated to the client" - Chambers & Partners 2015
“We are regularly contacted by people who have become ill because of the failings in their employer’s commitment to health and safety in the workplace, or by bereaved relatives who have lost a loved one at work whose lives have been devastated as a result.
“The issue of health and safety in the workplace is a crucially important one for both employers and employees. Good health and safety practices are good for business but the issue of workplace health and safety has to be given very serious consideration by all interested parties.”
It is disappointing that for so long Mr Barnes failed to take responsibility for his actions. He tried to overtake when it was very dangerous to do so and he has directly caused very serious injuries to Hollie.
“The denials of Mr Barnes have added insult to injury and Hollie is of course pleased that he was rightly convicted.
“Hollie has made great progress in her recovery but the matter does not end there for her as she has further operations and therapies ahead.
“We will continue to work with Hollie to help her gain access to the relevant rehabilitation services, so she can overcome her devastating injuries the best she can.”
“We are regularly contacted by workers who have become ill because of the failings in their employer’s commitment to health and safety in the workplace, or by bereaved people who have lost a loved one at work whose lives have been devastated as a result.
“The issue of health and safety in the workplace is a crucially important one for both employers and employees. Good health and safety practices are good for business but the issue of workplace health and safety has to be given very serious consideration by all interested parties.
“At Irwin Mitchell we have previously called for a move away from inaccurate, irresponsible ‘health and safety gone mad’ stories before and we repeat that call today. Attention should also be given to addressing the problem of unscrupulous employers failing to comply with the legal requirement to take out employer’s liability insurance.”
“To see that the figures have increased for the second year running, even if it is a slight increase, is not acceptable and any number of deaths is simply too many.
“We monitor HSE statistics to determine whether improvements have been made and while it is promising to see that the UK is considered to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, there are still some industry sectors where deaths at work are on the rise.
“We have repeatedly called for improvements to safety standards in the workplace and will continue to do so until companies stop putting the lives of employees at risk. All workers should be able to go to and from work every day without facing risk of injury or worse.
“Health and safety law needs to be a forefront priority for all employers and the government, and attention also needs to be drawn to disreputable businesses that fail to comply with their legal duty to take out employer liability insurance.”
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