A determined, diligent and empathetic litigator, Tim has more than a decade’s worth of experience as a solicitor dealing with every type of personal injury and industrial disease claim and specialises in high value multi-track (over £25,000) accident at work cases.
As part of the personal injury and accident at work teams, Tim leads public and employer liability claims for accidents and industrial diseases, as well as claims for road traffic accidents, civil assaults that have been referred to the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority and accidents involving animals, including horses.
These cases often involve multiple orthopaedic injuries, psychiatric trauma, neurological injuries and industrial diseases such as hand arm vibration syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome, deafness and emphysema.
For Tim, the most satisfying part of his job is achieving good results for his clients.
Tim enjoys working at Thompsons because his colleagues are knowledgeable and approachable, ensuring the quality of work across the board at the firm is high.
Outside of work, Tim is a dedicated runner and regularly competes in 5km and 10km races, half marathons and marathons.
Tim’s case experience
Accident at work claim: Tim’s client was employed as a groom at the defendant’s stables. She was instructed to keep the horses untethered inside the stable whilst mucking out. She had mucked out a stable, with the horse untethered. The door of the stable was open, with a wheelbarrow wedged in the doorway. The horse suddenly became ‘spooked’ and attacked the claimant, striking her and causing injury. The employer denied liability arguing that it was normal practice to keep the horses untethered inside the stable whilst mucking out. The claimant maintained that the practice was unsafe and asserted that if there had been no instruction to keep the horse in the stable untethered during the mucking out process, she would have removed the horse or tied it up. Tim secured a £40,000 settlement for his client before the case went to trial.
Accident at work claim: Tim’s client was employed by defendant one as a teacher. She was assisting children attending the after school club and had taken children into the school dining hall. As she left to collect children arriving from reception, she fell because the floor was wet. The cleaning company, defendant two, was also brought into proceedings, and defendant one made a Part 20 claim against defendant two, in addition. The claimant suffered numerous injuries including an injury to her coccyx, post-concussion syndrome and developed memory loss, loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, sensitivity to light, panic attacks and depression. The matter was fully disputed on liability and considerable witness evidence (13 witnesses), medical evidence (eight medical experts) and documentary evidence was obtained. Shortly before the case went to trial, defendant one settled for £60,000.
A former client of Tim’s said: “I received a settlement which I was happy with and I was grateful for all your help and support during what was a stressful time.”
Another of Tim’s former clients said: “I was very pleased with my settlement and with the service that you provided. I would recommend your firm to others.”