Victoria is an effective and supportive serious injury lawyer, based in Thompsons’ Solicitors Birmingham office, covering the West Midlands.
With 13 years’ experience of getting the best deal for personal injury claimants, Victoria pursues claims for those having suffered serious injuries as a result of accidents at work, road traffic accidents and assaults. Many of her clients have suffered life-changing, on-going symptoms, including the danger of epilepsy after brain injury, broken limbs, amputations or spinal cord injuries, and Victoria is relentless in championing their rights.
Victoria also handles cases of assault, many involving service users driving cars at people in the street, such as traffic wardens.
Over the years, Victoria has honed her expertise and skills in handling claims. Initially Victoria dealt with HAVS (hand and arm vibration syndrome) and WRULD (work-related upper limb disorders) mainly, but not exclusively, in big car manufacturers such as Jaguar and Land Rover. Workers using vibrating tools or on the assembly lines performing repetitive movements in awkward positions often end up with back or upper limb disorders or serious RSI (repetitive strain injury).
Victoria actively supports her clients, particularly those with the most serious injuries, by helping negotiate rehabilitation packages, advocacy, getting the correct DWP benefits, organising medical consultants, referrals to social services and other relevant organisations.
With a strong trade union background where Victoria’s family worked in Jaguar, Land Rover or Dunlop, Victoria chose to work at Thompsons Solicitors because of its trade union links. Victoria says that Thompsons’ ethos of supporting workers’ rights and not shying away from difficult claims is one that she fully endorses.
Victoria has two young children so most her spare time is spent with her family, going to the cinema, soft play and the park, in addition to their various activity clubs. Victoria also enjoys reading, socialising and the theatre.
VICTORIA’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Mr X, a Thompsons’ trade union work-related stress client, was employed as a senior prison officer and suspended twice, unfairly. As a result, he was unable to return to the prison service and had to find much lower paid alternative employment. Victoria won compensation, despite the employers denying liability throughout the case.
Victoria is a member of the Law Society, Headway and Silver Lining.
Prison Officers’ Association member Mr X, a former Thompsons’ serious injury client, said: “It’s been my privilege to have been represented by Victoria Kingscote in my difficult case with the prison service. Victoria has used her expertise and knowledge of the law to negotiate a settlement which far exceeded my expectations.
“Throughout the proceedings Victoria has kept me informed of how things were developing and returned all my calls and email queries promptly with honest answers. Overall, I am extremely happy and grateful for the service I have received and the professional and friendly manner the service was delivered. I would highly recommend Victoria Kingscote and Thompsons’ Solicitors to anyone needing legal assistance.”
The Legal 500: "Victoria Kingscote is a name for the future."