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I am a solicitor in the Birmingham Serious Injury team.
I deal with all types of serious personal injury cases arising from road collisions, occupier liability claims, employer liability claims and public liability claims.
Providing support to seriously injured clients and their families to ensure they get access to rehabilitation and support for the future.
I enjoy the varied caseload and working with professional and knowledgeable lawyers who don’t take themselves too seriously outside the office.
I enjoy spending time with my young family (particularly at theme parks, water parks and zoos) and attending live rock music events (without the kids!)
“Many people aren’t aware of the legal position if a dog causes an injury to an innocent member of the public.
“Even though the dog had only recently been purchased from a rescue home, the kennels’ public liability ceased as soon as Bruno left the kennels which meant from that point onwards the new owners were completely responsible.
“Although the Duckhouse family’s first concerns were for their son and his welfare, they were understandably concerned about taking action against their neighbours as, despite what happened, the two families remain good friends.
“Thankfully, the neighbours have not been left financially out of pocket by the incident because although they did not have pet insurance, the dog was covered under their home contents insurance. Thanks to the neighbours’ co-operation, liability was admitted straight away by their insurers, Legal & General.
“Although no amount of money will turn back the clock, it is important to try to provide some financial recompense for Joe in the future as he continues to recover from the terrible injuries he has suffered.
“Medical evidence is currently being finalised and it is hoped that we will be able to settle the case shortly. The money will then be held in Trust by the Court Funds Office for Joe until he reaches the age of 18.”
“Mr Turner leaves behind a widow and three children, aged 18, 12 and 9. They have all been left devastated by his tragic and untimely death.
“Adrian really enjoyed his job and had worked as a HGV driver for more than 20 years. When he left for work that day, his family never imagined it would be the last time they would see him.
“Like so many tragic accidents of this kind, legal action has not been about financial recompense as no amount of money could ever bring Adrian back or relieve his family’s loss.
“Admirably, the family has remained steadfast in their determination to obtain justice for his death and committed to ensuring lessons are learnt not only by the defendants but by other employers, to prevent this totally avoidable tragedy from happening again.
“We have now secured an admission of liability against the Simms Group and I hope the defendants will work with us to settle this case as quickly as possible to spare the family any further distress. It is clear that there were blatant breaches of health and safety regulations and that this tragic accident could have easily been avoided. ”
“The Health and Safety Executive, like many organisations, is facing a huge strain on resources. It is more important than ever that employer’s make safety in the workplace a top priority to prevent further suffering.
“Ashley’s employers should have provided their workers with safety goggles. With the correct glasses this accident should have been avoided as could the extremely unpleasant injury which has left him with permanent loss of sight in one eye.
“At this stage we cannot rule out the possibility that Ashley may lose the eye completely and, as a result, need a prosthetic. We also cannot say at this stage if there is likely to be any impairment to the sight in his left eye in the long term.
“Ashley’s case is a long way off settlement, due to the uncertainty of his prognosis at the present time. What is important, however, is that liability has now been admitted.
Ashley has received interim payments in respect of his loss of earnings and he has the benefit of rehab support during a difficult and uncertain time of his life.”
“Consumers quite rightly expect certain standards to be met throughout every stage of the manufacture and packaging process.
“As of 1st May 2009 the European Commission has banned products containing the biocide DMF from being placed or made available on the market.
“The responsibility for the recall of all known products, which have been sold that contained DMF, has been placed on local Trading Standards. It is hoped that the larger retailers involved in legal action over ‘toxic sofas’, will be able to move swiftly towards settlement of the large number of similar claims against them.”
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