Chambers offers experienced Practitioners who specialise in claimant-based work in all areas of personal injury, including:
- Occupational illnesses and diseases;
- Health and safety;
- Industrial injuries (including asbestos-related diseases, deafness and stress); and
- Highways and road traffic claims.
Our Personal Injury Team is recognised for its wealth of experience in running and quantifying claims and its thoroughness on technical issues. It is strong in negotiation and advocacy, whilst remaining accessible and empathetic towards vulnerable claimants.
Team Members have particular experience of working with claimants who have capacity issues (including those who have suffered brain injury resulting in behavioural and intellectual change) and minor claimants.
We regularly represent claimants in personal injury cases brought against:
- Local and Central government (including the Ministry of Justice);
- Landlords (Members of the Housing Team in particular undertake personal injury claims arising out of housing disrepair); and
- Private operators of prisons on behalf of employees who have suffered injury in the course of employment and on behalf of prisoners injured by fellow prisoners or because of failings by the institution where they are being held.
Chambers recognises the need for returning paperwork promptly and is able to work to short time limits when required.
Chambers undertakes union-funded and conditional fee cases.
Work is undertaken throughout England and Wales.
"Garden Court North Chambers represents claimants in a wide range of areas, including occupational illnesses and disease, industrial disease (notably asbestos and deafness natters), and RTAs. In 2014, practice head Peter Hodson acted in Frith v DECC & others, a respiratory disease case brought against contractor companies to British Coal and its statutory successor." - Legal 500 2015