Personal injury

Our experienced team deals with employers' liability and public liability claims, ranging from “slips and trips” to longer term injuries, such as amputations, burns, disease and catastrophic or fatal accidents.

Our team has represented numerous businesses in connection with investigations by agencies such as the HSE or the Environment Agency and are able to represent clients in the criminal and coroners’ courts.

We work closely with our clients, counsel and experts to provide strength in defence, reputation management and peace of mind.

We have dedicated industrial disease specialists who deal with claims arising out of exposure to asbestos and other environmental hazards.

Our experience extends to defending fraudulent and grossly exaggerated workplace claims.

We are regularly instructed to advise and represent insurers in relation to policy coverage.

Our experience

  • Following a fatal tower crane collapse and serious multiple personal injury claims, we advised a construction company and their insurers on insurance, liability and recovery issues. Our work involved securing an indemnity from the crane hire company.
  • When a claimant sustained an injury during a manual handling task involving weights of around 80kg, we demonstrated our client’s effective training and risk assessment policies to achieve a successful defence.
  • We acted for a construction company on a live mesothelioma claim where it was alleged people were exposed to asbestos in the Sixties and Seventies. We deflected liability to a co-defendant.
  • We acted for the UK insurers of the owner of a Turkish holiday home in relation to a fatality of a maintenance man at the property. With assistance of our on-the-ground lawyers, we obtained a reasonable settlement in accordance with local law.
  • We advised insurers on coverage under an EL policy after a scaffold accident where scaffold work was excluded from the policy. This allowed repudiation of cover, despite EL insurance being compulsory.

Our clients

Our clients include SMEs, corporates and global businesses in wide range of sectors including retail, energy, manufacturing and construction.

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