Deborah Lewis Associate
Deborah is an Associate with fourteen years' experience in personal injury litigation.
Main areas of practice
Deborah specialises in injuries arising out of accidents at work, particularly as a result of defective or dangerous equipment or unsafe workplaces, and specialises in claims arising from tripping accidents caused by both Local Authorities and private landowners. She also has experience in dealing with manual handling claims and claims from injuries arising from assaults in the workplace.
Deborah is also keen to assist clients who have been involved in road traffic accidents, particularly those involving serious injuries.
Deborah welcomes instructions from employees, members of the public and military personnel. She is also proficient in acting for children in personal injury cases.
- Acting for a client, Mr S, who was awarded £75,000 arising out of serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
- Negotiating a settlement for a client, Ms C, of £40,000 arising out of slipping in a shop.
- Negotiating a settlement of £6,000 for a client, Mr S, who received negligent treatment from his GP, resulting in scarring to the hands.
- Successfully negotiated a settlement of £25,000 for a client, Ms J, who was given negligent advice by a gynaecologist concerning the need for contraception following surgery, resulting in an unexpected pregnancy.
I read with interest the recent article in the Law Society Gazette which stated that motor premiums have hit a record high as insurers' profits leap.
An article in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' PI Focus in September is a stark reminder of how motor insurers are benefiting from changes in personal injury litigation but are not passing on the benefits to drivers by way of lower premiums
Bad news for employers but good news for victims. I was pleased to read of two Supreme Court rulings which seek to expand even further and consolidate the legal principle of vicarious liability.
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