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1 INJURY & NEGLIGENCE DISABILITY RIGHTS COURT OF PROTECTION

2 Injury & Negligence Lily has cerebral palsy due to lack of oxygen around birth. We were able to help her secure vital therapies. She also bought a bungalow which was adapted to her needs. Pannone part of Slater & Gordon

3 WELCOME TO PANNONE PART OF SLATER & GORDON We have solicitors who specialise in a whole range of services, providing the best possible legal advice and assistance. This booklet details just some of the services our Injury & Negligence Division can provide for you. We understand the problems you face on a daily basis and the impact these have not only on you, but also on your family. The last thing you need are legal worries and we can offer you supportive and professional advice. We have a nationwide reputation of excellence with a team of committed, enthusiastic, highly skilled and knowledgeable experts in injury and negligence. Recognised as leaders in their field in every area of law, we are here to help you. This booklet explains ways in which we can assist you and your family. For more information, or to set up a free consultation, please contact us on freephone Emma Holt National Manager of Specialist PI 03

4 Injury & Negligence OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE This guide highlights the areas in which our Injury and Negligence Division specialise and are able to help you. SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE INDUSTRIAL DISEASE ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT COURT OF PROTECTION DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS There are many other areas of law in which we specialise. If you have a particular legal issue and wish for further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you. I am so grateful for the kind, compassionate and efficient way in which my solicitors dealt with Geoff s claim Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon from Mrs C (Derbyshire)

5 From the moment my solicitor came to visit me I knew they were different to other law firms. They have always been there for me since. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon from Jenny (Warrington) 05

6 Richard Scorer National Manager of Serious Injury SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY We are recognised as having one of the best Personal Injury Departments in the country. It s specialist solicitors, who deal with a whole range of injuries, are classed as leaders in their field. Whether your injuries are physical or psychological, our years of experience means that we have the understanding and ability to get you the best possible result. We make sure we go that extra mile to not only take care of your legal claim, but provide you with additional help to ensure you are able to cope with any other practical issues which may arise as a result of your accident/injuries. Our team specialises in dealing with a range of issues including: Brain Injury Amputation Injury Burn Injury Accidents At Work Military Accidents Spinal Injury Fatal Injury Psychiatric Injury Road Traffic Accidents Public Place Accidents If you have suffered a serious Injury please phone Freephone or

7 Gill Edwards Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE Voted the No.1 Law Firm for clinical negligence in the North West in the independent Chambers Guide, our Clinical Negligence Department is described as the leading light in the region, receiving universal praise from clients and peers alike. We help clients all over the country. Having years of experience in this field, our specialist solicitors have an understanding of the difficulties you face and the importance of the case to you. With our knowledge and dedication, we will deal effectively and efficiently with your medical negligence case, no matter how complex. Our team specialises in dealing with a range of issues including: Birth Injury Brain & Spinal Injury Fatal Injury Misdiagnosis Sports Injury Inquiries A&E Treatment Pregnancy/Maternal Injury Cancer Diagnosis Surgical Injury Cosmetic Surgery Eye & Dental Treatment Complementary Medicine Treatment Decisions If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence please phone Freephone or 07

8 Injury & Negligence Pauline Chandler Principal Lawyer, Industrial Disease INDUSTRIAL DISEASE We know from years of experience how developing an asbestos illness can change your life and affect your family. We are here to support you. Industrial disease cases are often quite complex and it is therefore important that you instruct a specialist solicitor who understands such claims and will be able to get you the best possible result. Our team of specialist solicitors are very experienced in dealing with these types of claims and have in fact been involved with some of the most important and groundbreaking industrial disease cases over the last 30 years. We deal with a whole range of industrial disease claims including: Mesothelioma Asbestosis Pleural Thickening Lung Cancer Bladder Cancer Nasal Cancer Skin Cancer Occupational Asthma Dermatitis Vibration White Finger Hearing Loss Tinnitus Other work related illness If you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease, please phone Freephone or

9 Injury & Negligence Madelene Holdsworth Senior Associate, Environmental Illness ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESSES Over the years we have dealt with hundreds of cases involving environmental illnesses such as Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Legionellosis (Legionnaires Disease, Pontiac Fever and Lochgoilhead Fever). Environmental Illnesses are often quite complex cases which require expert advice and understanding. Our vast amount of experience enables us to deal with these complex cases and ensure that you receive the best possible result. If you yourself have been diagnosed with an environmental illness, or a loved one or family member has tragically died as a result of an environmental illness, which was caused by someone else s negligence, please speak to us about making a claim. Those responsible for your environmental illness may include: Local Council Private Landlord Employers Housing Association Hotel Caravan Park Owners If you have been diagnosed with an environmental illness, please phone Freephone or 09

10 Injury & Negligence Gillian Hitchen Principal Lawyer, Court of Protection COURT OF PROTECTION The Court of Protection is a specialist court responsible for individuals who lack the mental capacity to manage their own property and affairs or make decisions about their welfare. Our Court of Protection department has years of expertise on both mental capacity and property aspects of court of protection matters and we frequently act for vulnerable clients or their families. We can deal with a number of court of protection issues, including: Acting as Deputy/Putting a Deputy in place Arranging Statutory Wills and lifetime gifts Care funding Court of Protection disputes Mental capacity issues Advance Decisions (Living Wills) Lasting Powers of Attorney Best Interests If you need the help of our Court of Protection Department, please phone Freephone or

11 My solicitors gave me the best of everything. Best service, best experts, best treatment. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon from Mr Ahmed Murshid (London) 11

12 Injury & Negligence Alan Collins Principal Lawyer, Abuse & Sexual Assault ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT We have years of experience dealing with cases of abuse and sexual assault and know how difficult it can be to talk to a solicitor about what you have been through. We will do everything we possibly can to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our team of experts have dealt with some of the most high profile cases of abuse in recent years including; the North Wales Child Abuse Inquiry, cases against the Catholic Church, the sexual exploitation scandal in Rochdale, the Haut de la Garenne - Jersey Care Homes and most recently, cases involving Jimmy Savile and the BBC. We deal with abuse and sexual assault claims such as: Historic abuse suffered as a child in a local authority/foster care Abuse suffered within the family Abuse by a person in a position of trust, i.e. a teacher or priest Abuse of the elderly in a nursing or care home Sexual and/or physical abuse suffered as an adult A sexual and/or physical assault If you have suffered from abuse or a sexual assault please phone Freephone or

13 Injury & Negligence Richard Copson Principal Lawyer, Disability Rights DISABILITY RIGHTS Our disability rights team are an experienced team of specialists who will tackle all aspects of your legal problem, whether it be challenging assessments of your care needs or tackling poor care and support. We will do all we can to enable you to live an independent life in the community. We deal with all aspects of disability rights and public law including: Community care Getting the care, support and healthcare you need Continuing healthcare disputes Dealing with care and care home charges Mental capacity & best interests Human rights Carers rights Deprivation of liberty Refugee and migrant support If you need the help of our Disability Rights Department, please phone Freephone or 13

14 Liz Perry Solicitor, Educational Rights EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS Our educational rights department has the expertise and experience to ensure that we deliver solutions for you. We understand the confusion, difficulties and funding issues too often faced by people with disabilities when seeking appropriate education. We understand the law, in its many forms, which means that we can deal with the problems you face. We help those seeking education who face difficulties because of disabilities, be they children or adults. Our team deal with a range of educational rights issues, including: Special Educational Needs Accessing Appropriate Education Human Rights Public Law If you need help from our Educational Rights Department, please phone Freephone or

15 It was in November 2006 when I discovered I had nasal cancer, which was a result of years of exposure to wood dust when working as a timberman. My solicitors were excellent. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon from Peter Spillett (Kent) 15

16 Injury & Negligence WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR ME? We re here to try and reduce the burden of dealing with a whole range of practical issues in order to make life easier for both you and your family. BENEFITS ADVICE If you are unsure whether you are entitled to benefits such as IIDB, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, Pension Credit (including working age benefits), Employment & Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, PIP and Universal Credit, our dedicated benefits and welfare rights team can advise you and also help you make the applications. PROTECTING YOUR BENEFITS If you have concerns that your compensation may affect any means tested benefits, our dedicated Trusts team can provide you with specialist advice and arrange a Personal Injury Trust to be set up. This will ensure that your benefits will not be affected. MAKING PLANS FOR THE FUTURE If you have concerns and wish to make plans for the future in order to give you peace of mind, our specialist Wills and Trusts team are here to provide you with the best possible advice. OTHER DEPARTMENTS We have many other departments who can attend to all your legal needs. Should you have any queries on any other legal issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

17 My daughter Rebecca suffered a head injury when she was a pedestrian involved in a road traffic accident. I always had confidence in my solicitors and wouldn t hesitate to recommend them. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon from Sue Courtney (Wigan) 17

18 Injury & Negligence My solicitors have given our son a quality of life we never thought possible. He now has the security for a brighter and happier future. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Mr Booth (Oldham)

19 CONTACT US Highest quality advice (ranked in top tier by leading independent legal guides Chambers and Legal 500) Free no obligation consultation Experienced specialist solicitors and principal lawyers who are Leaders in their field We have a range of funding options including legal aid, No Win, No Fee /Conditional Fee Agreements, competitive charges and, in some cases, pro bono National UK coverage and home visits For more information, or to discuss your claim, please contact Freephone Pannone part of Slater & Gordon have offices nationwide. To find your local office visit For further information, please go to: 19

20 For more information, or to discuss in more detail, please contact us on Freephone Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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