Personal injury and accident specialist Louise works out of Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle office and covers cases throughout the north east of England.
With nearly two decades of legal experience, Louise handles claims involving employer and public liability such as accidents occurring in the workplace and street as well as road traffic accidents and civil assault cases.
Skilled and determined, Louise’s main focus is to secure maximum compensation for her clients, who have often sustained psychological, orthopaedic, soft tissue or scarring injuries while at work.
In her role on the personal injury and accidents team, Louise leads fast track cases of between £1,000 and £25,000 as well as assisting with multi-track claims of more than £25,000.
A conscientious litigator, Louise enjoys her role at Thompsons because it gives her the opportunity to work alongside trade unions to provide justice for working people.
When not working, Louise likes shopping, running and spending quality time with her family.
LOUISE’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Injury at work claim: After a fold tail lift mechanism came away during use, Louise’s client suffered a hand injury. After first denying liability, the employer provided a favourable settlement before the trial began.
Psychological injury claim: A large amount of steel fell in close proximity to Louise’s client while he was at work, causing a psychological injury. After his employer denied liability, Louise commenced court proceedings and secured a settlement for her client.
Louise’s former client said: “Louise was very helpful dealing with my case, as I was sensitive to discussing my injury in the beginning stages. Although I wouldn't want to experience another accident at work, I would definitely recommend to others. Massive thank you again!”
Another of Louise’s former clients said: “Thanks to Louise Atkinson for all the hard work you have done for me over the last three years. Louise explained everything, either face to face or by letters, keeping me informed at all times and listening when I had questions to ask.”