Posted 3 years ago by aequitaslegal
Partner, Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since.
He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents. He also deals with specialist areas such as accidents abroad, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays, accidents on an aircraft and fatal accident claims.
Carl mainly works on claims of significant value in claims involving injuries of life changing severity or involving issues of technical complexity. His most memorable settlements have been:
• Road Traffic Accident involving a farmer with long term hip, leg and foot injuries which settled for £900,000 before the application of a liability agreement and including housing adaptations and adaptions to tractors that allowed the client to maximise his ability to continue to work at his farm.
• A fatal accident claim involving a young teenager who ran out in front of traffic and was sadly killed. A settlement was achieved which achieved the parents aim of proving that the child was not solely to blame for the accident.
• A fatal accident claim involving a business owner who left behind his wife, 4 children and who supported his parents and sister which settled for £435,000.00
• A road traffic accident which settled for £370,000 involving a 61 year old self employed engineer who suffered a serious knee and ankle injury which prevented his return to work.
• A public liability accident for a Claimant who lost his ring finger on his non dominant hand which when climbing over the fence a 10 foot fence. The Claimant was able to return to work after a few weeks but had some problems with dextrous tasks. The Claim settled on a 50/50 basis for £80,000 (£160,000 before liability) when the Defendants had persisted in making various offers less than £10,000.
• Winning a 5 day trial where the Claimant was awarded just over £900,000 (including a sum of £130,000 for obtaining an award 4 times higher than the Defendant’s best offer).
Carl endeavours to keep up to date with developments in personal injury law and associated areas in order to ensure that all relevant legal arguments can be identified and raised. Notably Carl recently settled a case for £35,000 rejected by the Claimants previous firm and barrister, using a rather obscure principle of land law to overcome evidential difficulties that arose using purely personal injury legislation. Carl is passionate about achieving Justice for each of his clients and assisting his clients through the difficulties and challenges arising from their injuries.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Matthew has worked on and continues to work on claims of significant value. His most memorable settlements have been:
• Accident at work settling for £240,000.00 in which an individual employed as an engineer for Go-Ahead London Buses had his tibia and fibula broken as a result of a bus driver reversing over his leg whilst he was repairing the bus. The individual was left with permanent mobility problems and was unable to return to employment with the company.
• Recovered £50,000.00 for a lady who slipped on ice in the car park of a Co-operative store in Carlisle in which she fractured her right ankle. The Claimant was unemployed at the time of her accident and therefore the vast majority of her damages comprised of damages for personal injury compensation in addition to carer’s and treatment/rehabilitation costs.
• Occupiers claim in which two individuals slipped on foil confetti at an event at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in which one of the individuals suffered a fractured jaw and the other a fractured elbow. The case was disputed close to Trial before a settlement of £29,000 was agreed. Neither of the individuals required time off work, however, they did receive compensation for care they required post-accident in addition to injury.
Matthew is passionate about building a relationship with each of his clients in order to meet their expectations and understand them. having worked at the firm since it was established, his dedication to his work and customer service is unquestionable.
Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in law and prior to moving to Aequitas Legal had been with Pannone Solicitors for fourteen years spending the final five years in the role of a Quality and Supplier Manager.
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