Deborah Lewis Associate

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Contact Details

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. 

Clients

Deborah welcomes instructions from employees, members of the public and military personnel. She is also proficient in acting for children in personal injury cases.

Significant 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.

Deborah’s Blog

Motor insurance premiums

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.

car insurance
Insurers are continuing to take advantage of motorists

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

Employer responsibility – what is vicarious liability?

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.

Related Knowledge & Resources

My visit to Dorset Orthopaedics

Patricia wakeford visited the Dorset Orthopaedics' Ringwood Office to see how they help their clients. Read about her visit here.

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update.

Libel versus Limbs

Jack Monroe was awarded damages because of tweets posted by Katie Hopkins in a libel case. Our experts look at the case and compare the damages awarded to someone who has a personal injury claim.

Road cyclist
What to do if you're in a cycling accident

Have you been in a cycling accident? Our guide explains what you need to do before, after and during the accident. Read our guide to ensure you are prepared.

Personal Injury Claims

Our Personal Injury team provides a guide to the different types of claims and the claims process.

Guide to Clinical Negligence Claims

Clinical negligence claims arise when incorrect medical treatment is provided. Claims can be complicated and require specialist opinions.