PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS Helping to make things better
compensation claims A professional team from a large and respectable law firm When you have suffered in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s only right that you should be compensated for your injuries, loss of earnings or long term care needs. An accident is not always a short term event and the after effects can continue much longer than you may think.
There are many accident claim firms who advertise heavily on television, the internet and elsewhere. Sometimes these firms just seem to be in it for the money and to be honest they have given the industry a very bad name, but Roythornes is different. Our specialist team of lawyers has years of experience of helping people claim compensation, and unlike some firms, we treat you as a person first and foremost - no massive call centres or pressure tactics. Just good professional and sympathetic advice which looks after you.
Our services • Road accidents • Accidents at work • Public liability claims (including trips and slips) • Disease claims • Clinical and medical negligence • Military and MoD cases • Injuries suffered outside the UK - whilst on holiday or working abroad
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When you instruct Roythornes to work with you, you are in safe hands. You will benefit from the combined expertise of our solicitors, executives, paralegals and claims handlers, all of whom are specialists, working together to deliver excellence in personal injury services. Our team includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel the two leading professional bodies for the industry, who set strict standards on our people, the training they receive and the way we conduct our work. We have invested heavily in the systems we use to run your case - meaning there are no long delays and that all claims are handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We have a particular specialism with MoD claims from serving or former members of the armed forces - a specialist area which requires a deep understanding of the way the armed forces operate and the regulations which govern them.
How we have helped others Case study 1 Mrs C was feeling unwell and was taken to hospital by her husband. He used one of the wheelchairs provided by the hospital but unfortunately the wheelchair was faulty and his wife fell out and broke her arm. She was devastated as she was due to go on an activity holiday the following week with her family but had to cancel. Not only did we claim back the cost of the holiday, we also managed to secure sufficient compensation for her injuries part of which she used to take her family on a holiday of a lifetime to Disney World in Florida. Case study 2 We acted for 16 paratroopers, all of whom had been injured whilst taking part in a parachute descent in Sardinia. We led a group action against the MoD and secured judgment for our clients on the basis of the negligence of the MoD. Having established liability of the group, we then negotiated individual settlements at figures varying from £50,000 for the less seriously injured, to in excess of £300,000 for the most seriously injured. Case study 3 We acted for a child claimant who suffered from cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence by their local GP. The £2.25m settlement that was awarded to the client has enabled the client to lead a better quality of life. Case study 4 Miss T suffered a whiplash type injury as a result of a road traffic accident which occurred on 30 January 2011. The claim was settled and payment was sent to the client on 9 June 2011 in respect of compensation for her accident injuries and loss of earnings in the total sum of £2,604.09. Therefore, it took little over four months from notification to completion.
Meet the Team Roythornes is a top 200 law firm with a strong reputation. From four offices we act for a wide range of businesses and individuals, taking a pragmatic and business focused approach to the challenges they face. Services for Businesses • Business rescue and insolvency • Business sales and purchases • Company start-ups • Compromise agreements • Debt recovery • Distribution/agency agreements • Dispute resolution and litigation • Employment for businesses • Environment • Planning for business • Property development • Restructuring Specialist Sectors • International • Food • Agriculture • Charities • Social Housing • Environmental Offices: Nottingham Spalding Peterborough Newmarket
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www.roythornes.co.uk This publication is for guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions of a legal nature. Roythornes LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC343074. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Registered office Enterprise Way, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3YR. We use the word ‘Partner’ to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. Refer to www.roythornes.co.uk for additional legal information. Twitter @Roythornes_PI September 2013 * Team photo courtesy Lincs Free Press.
The Roythornes Personal Injury team*
Victoria Stevenson is Head of the Personal Injury Team and was made a Partner in 2010. Victoria has a full personal case load of higher value or complex cases including matters involving allegations of clinical negligence and critical injuries.A Law Society (SRA) Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme Member, she is also a Senior Litigator certified by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). t: 01775 764169 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Edwards is a Chartered Legal Executive. He specialises in all types of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, trips and slips and accidents in the workplace. He specialises in claims arising out of the clinical negligence of medical practitioners which has led to injury or fatality. Tim has also dealt with several claims on behalf of serving and former Armed Forces personnel. t: 01775 764154 e: email@example.com
Rob Dempsey has been qualified for over 7 years and is an Associate of the firm. He handles a case load of high value personal injury claims relating to clinical negligence claims, accidents at work, public liability claims and road traffic accidents. Rob has a particular interest in representing Claimants who have had serious accidents whilst abroad. t: 01775 764167 e: firstname.lastname@example.org