Specialist advice is essential to maximise the recovery of damages and resolve claims.
Our firm supports and complies with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Charter, which is a code of best practice for cases involving personal injury claims. We provide guidance, advice and representation for a wide range of claims from the most serious head and spinal catastrophic injury claim to smaller claims such as injuries caused by trips and slips on the pavement. We will represent you in correspondence and negotiations with any third parties’ insurers or their appointed legal representatives. We can represent you during any related inquest or inquiry and, when appropriate, we shall issue proceedings in the County Court or High Court.
Injuries claims cover a variety of circumstances but include the following upon which we offer our expertise:
- Head and spinal and other catastrophic injuries
- Fatal accident claims
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Trips and slips on the pavement
- Accidents in the supermarket or shop
- Industrial disease (including asbestos claims)
- Health and safety
- Dog attacks
- Ladders and falls from height
- Accidents abroad/package tours
- Accidents in public places
- Occupiers’ Liability Act claims
- Legionnella pneumophila
- Food poisoning
- Military service injuries
- Aviation and maritime
Our personal injury department is headed by Christopher Cooney, a Partner at Campbell Courtney & Cooney since 1990, and a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 1991. Chris Cooney has also been a member since 1994 of the Law Society “Personal Injury” Panel of Specialist Lawyers, is a founder member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) panel of specialist approved lawyers.
Our firm has represented clients in well known disaster cases such as the “Herald of Free Enterprise” (Townsend-Thoresen ferry disaster), the Reading rail crash, Ibiza Airport air accident in 1998, and in cases for paraplegic clients involving settlements in excess of £1 million each. All of our fee earners are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Through Chris Cooney’s work with PEOPIL and our working relationships with PEOPIL lawyers in foreign jurisdictions, we are also able to assist clients who have had accidents abroad, both with claims under the Package Tour Regulations or other personal injury compensation claims in countries throughout the European Union.
Amanda Williams is a Partner in the firm and is also a member of APIL and PNLA and in addition to her current Claimant caseload has also had experience of working with Defendant insurers in defending claims, which gives our team a valuable insight into the insurers’ perspective in handling claims.
Our personal injury team is assisted by Matthew Mansbridge who joined the team as a Paralegal in 2009 and will qualify as a solicitor in 2011. Matthew is also a member of APIL.