Based out of Thompsons’ Manchester office, Tim works with the firm’s trade union law teams handling a large volume of high value multi-track (over £25,000) personal injury claims on behalf of union members.
Tim has more than 10 years experience as a solicitor handling all types of personal injury and industrial disease claims and is known as a highly skilled, tenacious and empathetic litigator.
Tim’s caseload consists of employer and public liability claims for accidents and industrial diseases, as well as claims related to road traffic accidents, accidents involving animals, including horses, and civil assaults cases involving the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
The injuries sustained in many of Tim’s cases include psychiatric trauma, industrial diseases such as emphysema, deafness, hand arm vibration syndrome and carpel tunnel syndrome, neurological diseases and multiple orthopaedic injuries.
The most rewarding part of being a solicitor for Tim is securing positive outcomes for those he represents.
Tim says the best thing about working at Thompsons is his knowledgeable and approachable colleagues, who keep the firm’s quality of work consistently high.
In his spare time, Tim is an avid runner who regularly takes part in 5km and 10km races as well as half and full marathons.
TIM’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Accident at work claim: Tim represented a teacher who fell on a wet floor while collecting pupils to escort them to an after school club. Tim’s client sustained multiple injuries, including to her coccyx, as well as post-concussion syndrome. As a result of the accident, she developed memory loss, loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, sensitivity to light, panic attacks and depression. Her employer denied liability and significant evidence, including the testimony of 13 witnesses, eight medical experts and documentary evidence, was used. In addition, her employer, defendant one, brought defendant two, the cleaning company, into proceedings by launching a Part 20 claim. Before the trial commenced, defendant one settled for £60,000.
Accident at work claim: Tim represented a woman who was a groom at a stables. One of her duties was to muck out the stables and she was instructed to keep the horses untethered while doing so. On one occasion the door of the stable was open with a wheelbarrow placed in the doorway. The horse suddenly panicked and injured the claimant. Denying liability for the accident, the employer claimed it was normal working practice to keep horses untethered whilst mucking out. Tim secured £40,000 in compensation for his client before the case proceeded to trial.
A former client of Tim’s said: “I was very pleased with my settlement and with the service that you provided. I would recommend your firm to others.”
Another of Tim’s former clients 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.”