Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

We are the leading personal injury and clinical negligence firm in Jersey, for both defendants and plaintiffs.

Our specialist lawyers have acted in virtually every complex or high value claim in the Island over the last 20 years. We are one of only a small handful of firms which has a dedicated personal injury and clinical negligence team and we have more experience in this area than any other firm.

We act equally for plaintiffs and defendants, believing that when instructed we do our very best in fighting our client’s corner – whoever they may be – using experience gained over many years and many cases. . We consider that the experience of acting for both gives us a greater knowledge and appreciation of the field as a whole and enhances our ability to provide sound, commercial advice to all our clients as to the best manner in which to progress or meet a claim.

We also act for leading and well known insurers and medical defence organisations providing expert advice across the full spectrum of personal injury and clinical negligence claims. We have experience in bringing and defending claims including:

  • motor accidents
  • workplace accidents
  • occupier’s liability
  • product liability
  • fatal accidents

We have also defended the Minister for Health & Social Services, individual doctors and consultants, GP practices and dentists in all manner of clinical negligence actions.

We have acted for plaintiffs in some of the largest, most complex, claims ever to come before the Jersey courts. We have acted in cases concerning catastrophic physical and mental injuries, arising out of abuse and accidents such as road traffic or workplace accidents, as well as those where injuries have been caused by medical or surgical error.

For instance, the firm acted successfully for the Plaintiffs in the case of X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services which was reported nationally as the largest personal injury claim in British legal history and in which damages were sought in excess of £238m.

Most of our work is in the area of complex or catastrophic injury – brain injury, spinal injury, amputation and limb loss and claims arising from serious medical errors – where the amount of compensation can be very large. Equally though, we act in smaller claims where our expertise in handling complex matters means that they are dealt with efficiently and cost effectively. In every case, however large or small and whoever the client, we bring to bear true expertise, specialism and dedication.

As a practice, we have been at the forefront of the development of the law in this area in Jersey, with our team appearing and assisting in leading cases over the last two decades which have set down the principles by which the Court assesses damages, by which the limits of liability have been set and which have clarified and improved how claims are dealt with procedurally.

If you wish to discuss bringing or defending a claim, please contact us and one of our highly experienced team of lawyers will be available to assist.

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