Rob is a highly experienced catastrophic injury solicitor, specialising in all aspects of serious injury claims.
Qualified as a solicitor for some 26 years, Rob acts exclusively for claimants. His cases involve injuries of the utmost severity such as amputations of upper and lower limbs, brachial plexus injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries and fatal accidents. He has a vast experience in dealing with accidents arising out of road traffic accidents (particularly involving motorcyclists and cyclists), accidents at work and injuries arising from clinical negligence.
Rob’s first priority in any case is to assist where possible with any financial and rehabilitation needs, benefits and housing. He will then assemble the best medical and legal team to help pursue your claim for damages.
An accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Rob was also appointed by the Law Society as an assessor on the Law Society Catastrophic Injury Accreditation Panel (an accreditation scheme for specialist solicitors in this field).
Rob acts as a Trustee for Headway West Sussex, a branch of the national charity, assisting brain injured people in the West Sussex area.
In his spare time Rob is a keen road cyclist and can be seen in the Surrey Hills most weekends. He also enjoys watching his children play various competitive sports.
What the directories say:
‘Rob Aylott is a top-class litigator who has an unrivalled knowledge of catastrophic personal injury. A ferocious eye for detail means that quantum claims are always maximised and every angle analysed in liability cases.’
“Literally, putting your future in their hands, Robert Aylott and the team at Osbornes Law took the uncertainty, vulnerability and fear resulting from a catastrophic life event and turned it into a safety net for the rest of my life. Empathy, professionalism and delivering exactly what they say. You’re safe in their hands”.
“The service and results I received from Robert Aylott and the team at Osbornes was exceptional. Experts in their field and total professionals from start to finish. In 2018 I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and required surgery the other party denied liability and there were few witnesses. After an initial interview Robert assessed my case and advised they were confident in securing me substantial losses. This they did in a reasonably short timescale securing me a six figure sum well above my initial hopes. If you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident I recommend this team fantastic 5* Professionals.”
Notable cases Rob has handled over the past 12 months include the following :-
T v. D : £5,000,000 lump sum settlement for 54 year old man who sustained a below knee amputation and brachial plexus injuries in a motorcycle accident. Allegations of contributory negligence were pursued. The settlement, which was achieved at a JSM, included provision for loss of earnings within the telecommunications industry (including a loss of chance claim), prosthetics (including the Empower limb), future care and accommodation
S v. K : £4.75 million settlement for a 37 year old man who suffered extensive lower limb and abdominal injuries in a workplace accident resulting in a transfemoral amputation. Primary liability was admitted but allegations of contributory negligence were pursued and resisted. As a result of ongoing complications to the stump limiting prosthetic usage, the Claimant decided to undergo osseo-integration surgery under the care of Professor Al-Muderis in Sydney, Australia. An application for an interim payment to fund such surgery was made and conceded by the Defendant at the 11th hour before a contested hearing. The surgery was successful in improving the Claimant’s prosthetic tolerance and quality of life. The case settled approximately 3 months after a failed JSM where the Defendant’s final offer was £4.2 million. During the interim period the Claimant had rejected further improved offers from the Defendant before accepting £4.75 million. The settlement included provision for O-I surgery and future medical treatment / therapies, loss of earnings, care, prosthetics and adapted single level accommodation.
D –v- Y : £2.6m lump sum settlement for a 53 year old man who sustained multiple injuries including serious lower limb injuries and a traumatic brain injury when hit on the pavement by the Defendant’s vehicle. The Claimant received a full rehabilitation package via an independent case manager and prior to settlement was moved into a new fully adapted property.