Jane is a highly experienced senior solicitor who manages the Sheffield-based litigation team covering personal injury claims for Thompsons’ Solicitors clients.
Handling fast track personal injury claims for both public and employers’ liability and road traffic accidents, Jane’s team has a high success rate. With 11 lawyers and 3 support staff, Jane manages the team efficiently and effectively to deal with hundreds of cases at any one time.
Achieving the maximum amount of compensation for people who have been injured on the roads or at work, Jane’s team covers injuries such as orthopaedic, dental, musculoskeletal, soft tissue, scarring and burns. These result from slips and trips at work or in public places, road traffic whiplash accidents, driving injuries at work, injuries from faulty equipment or manual handling and back injuries.
Jane has 25 years’ experience of success in pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of individuals or groups against both employers and companies, whether or not they have admitted liability. A determined litigator, Jane has taken on cases ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries that are life-changing and has achieved compensation running into millions for her clients.
In a group action against a major high street retailer, Jane was involved in gaining millions in compensation for customers who had suffered burns and rashes as a result of a toxic substance in furniture. In another action, Jane settled a case for more than £1m for a female pedestrian hit by a motorcyclist.
Jane now uses her expertise to manage her team to drive cases through litigation at the earliest opportunity in order to achieve the maximum damages, both where liability is admitted or where claims are contested. Insisting on the highest standards and best practice, Jane mentors, guides and ensures her team are appropriately trained and kept up to date with all the latest legal rulings and developments.
Being able to help people gain some redress after being injured on the roads or at work gives Jane enormous job satisfaction. She values Thompsons unique ethos of only working for victims, for contributing to maintaining safe standards in the workplace and of challenging employers and insurers when things go wrong.
Jane relaxes in her spare time, by gardening and walking.
Jane is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).