Six-figure Settlement for Pedestrian Injured at Traffic Lights24 Oct 2023 | Kate Milton
Our client was a 68 year old homeless Polish National who was knocked over on a traffic light controlled crossing. He suffered various injuries including a severe traumatic brain injury against a background of pre-existing brain atrophy and alcohol. As a result of the accident, our client was left with profound cognitive impairment and he lacked the mental capacity to manage his own property and affairs.
Following discharge from hospital, he was placed by statutory services into a care home for the elderly with no rehabilitation facilities. An application was made to challenge our client’s placement at the care home brought on the basis that his best interests were not being met because the home did not cater for brain injured clients or polish speaking clients. The result was, our client was moved to a private rehabilitation clinic for intensive rehabilitation before being placed into a small supported-living care home. We obtained an interim payment and employed a case manager to ensure that our client’s needs were being met and recruited a Polish-speaking support worker to engage our client in activities and take him out into the community. In addition, we were able to obtain funding to arrange a number of therapies including psychiatry, psychology, OT and physiotherapy.
We were able to achieve a six-figure settlement to ensure his future rehabilitation needs continue to be met with ongoing Polish-speaking support.
Our client was represented by Kate Milton a Senior Associate within the Personal Injury Team. Kate is ranked in the Chambers UK directory, and commented she was happy to be able to help our client receive the rehabilitation they required.
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Osbornes’ ‘highly respected‘ personal injury team is experienced in a range of complex, high-value claims, with notable strength in acting for European clients for whom English is not a first language.
Osbornes’ ‘highly respected‘ personal injury team is experienced in a range of complex, high-value claims
Osbornes’ ‘highly respected‘ personal injury team is experienced in a range of complex, high-value claims.
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The firm has an excellent and innovative line in cases involving non-English speaking claimants, managed by recruiting paralegals with multi-language skills – an impressive route for expansion of the caseload.
Excellent coverage of personal injury, and traumatic brain injury. There is a real specialism in claimants who do not speak English as a first language.
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
To complement its strong reputation for high-value and complex personal injury work, the firm continues to develop its 'excellent and innovative line in cases involving non-English speaking claimants'
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Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
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Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
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Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
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Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
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Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
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