Based in the firm’s Sheffield office, Sarah’s 11-strong team take on claims for trade union members injured at work or in a public place, including “shop floor” type injuries, where the employer is liable, caused by faulty or badly maintained equipment or through slips, trips and falls. Her team has successfully gained compensation for members who have suffered fractures, broken legs, shoulder injuries, broken arms or severe hand lacerations through accidents at work.
Sarah’s team also deals with claims up to £25,000 for trade union members involved in road traffic accidents, suffering a range of injuries from whiplash to burns and scarring.
Committed to delivering excellent client care, Sarah leads her team with commitment and enthusiasm. She will ensure the smooth and effective running of the process and that all claims are legally compliant.
Sarah is an expert litigator, with 21 years’ experience of supporting clients, including children, injured in road traffic accidents. Sarah has a successful track record in gaining hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation, for injuries such as severed or amputated limbs and fibromyalgia. She is highly valued at Thompsons for her detailed knowledge of the law and her mentoring, training and coaching skills.
Sarah values her role at Thompsons where she can help colleagues in her team learn and progress in their careers for the benefit of their trade union clients.
Some years’ back, Sarah took a 3-year career break and relocated with her partner to South Africa. While there, Sarah took on voluntary work helping to set up libraries in schools, organising donations of equipment and books from the UK, and volunteered as a teaching assistant to assist the development of disadvantaged children in the townships schools.
Now, Sarah relaxes by entertaining friends, baking, having a glass (or two) of wine, exercising and looking after her 94-year old neighbour.
Unite member, Anthony Washington, a personal injury client, said:
“I was very surprised and pleased to find that the cheque the insurers sent was double what I expected. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for handling my claim and progressing it to a very satisfactory conclusion. I believe without your hard work and determination, the claim would have ended very differently, had you not taken it over”.