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1 Fentons Solicitors LLP a leading UK personal injury firm

2 Fentons Solicitors llp is one of the country s leading claimant personal injury firms recovering tens of millions of pounds worth of compensation for accident victims every year. Fentons has built its reputation by ensuring that personal injury claimants have access to justice with peace of mind, knowing that they will not be out of pocket regardless of the outcome of their case. The firm has built a reputation for always acting in the clients best interests. Fentons is committed to client care and technical excellence and has solicitors specialising in every field including accidents in the workplace, industrial disease, accidents arising from the use of defective products, claims arising in foreign jurisdictions and injuries involving complex programmes of rehabilitation and long term care. Fentons has been providing legal services for over eighty years and we have pioneered the development of a national network of medical and legal experts. Our firm enjoys a national media profile and through our work on behalf of many thousands of personal injury claimants, we highlight shortcomings in health and safety, and promote the interests of those injured in the workplace and on our roads. Senior Partner Kieran Maguire LLB (Hons)

3 Spinal cord injury Compensation for spinal injuries can help rebuild independence and provide essential day to day care. Spinal cord injury involves loss of function, mobility or feeling. The most common causes of spinal cord injury are road traffic accidents, domestic and industrial accidents, medical injury and sporting accidents. Our senior lawyers have experience in liaising with healthcare professionals, rehabilitation centres, and care professionals to ensure the best available care long term. Our specialists include: Deborah Johnson BA (Hons) Matthew Clayton LLB (Hons) Martin James LLB (Hons) Head and brain injuries An estimated 150,000 people suffer a brain injury in Britain every year. A high proportion of victims will not work again. Head injury is the most common cause of death and disability amongst young people and children. The process of rehabilitation is key in allowing victims to regain former skills and obtain the highest level of independent functioning. Litigation is often a lifeline to ensuring a higher quality of life and the best possible programmes of rehabilitation. Fentons has vastly experienced teams in these fields. Our specialists include: Mark Thomson LLB (Hons) Katie Pendower LLB (Hons) Matthew Claxson BA (Hons)

4 Compensation for spinal and head injuries can be a lifeline to help rebuild independence and provide options to improve quality of life

5 Road traffic accidents Road collisions account for as many as forty thousand serious injuries each year and thousands of fatalities. Fentons has one of the largest and most experienced road traffic accident teams in Britain with specialist teams experienced in handling complex cases involving long term programmes of rehabilitation. Examples of areas we have experience in include brain and spinal injuries, claims on behalf of children, claims made by passengers on public and private transport, injuries of the utmost severity to motor cyclists, claims involving uninsured victims and drivers, injuries involving pedestrians, injuries caused by defective vehicles and injuries suffered in road traffic accidents in foreign jurisdictions. We have recovered substantial damages in many instances where other solicitors firms have advised the client to abandon a claim. Fentons plays a prominent role in national road accident special interest groups and charitable organisations. The firm also provides training on legal topics for a number of regional police forces. Our specialists include: Martin Loftus LLB (Hons) Andrew Young LLB (Hons) Rose Gibson LLB (Hons) Joanna Bailey BA (Hons), PG Dip Law

6 Fentons Solicitors acts for thousands of victims nationwide every year. We win ninety five per cent of cases we take on

7 Accidents at work Fentons has specialist lawyers experienced in handling substantial compensation claims in virtually every type of workplace. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that individual employees lose around five hundred and fifty eight million pounds a year in reduced income and additional expenditure as a result of accidents at work. In addition victims and their families suffer further in the form of pain, grief and loss of amenity. We have teams of lawyers specialising in areas such as the construction industry, injuries involving lifting or manual handling, exposure to harmful or dangerous substances, accidents arising from falls, trips or slips, and employees exposed to violent attacks or physical assaults. Contrary to public perception a high proportion of the victims of slipping and tripping accidents suffer fractures. Employers owe a duty of care in safe guarding your well being at work. Employers are legally obliged to provide safe equipment, machinery and plant, along with adequately trained co-workers. Your employer must ensure you carry out your work in the safest possible way taking into account all the circumstances. Our solicitors provide advice on employment and benefit advice where appropriate. Our specialists include: John Reeder LLB (Hons) Damian Bradley LLB (Hons) Michael Lusher LLB (Hons) Polly Fletcher LLB (Hons) John Hutchings LLB (Hons) Jonathan Sewell BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)

8 Fentons has more than fifty solicitors specialising in this field

9 Industrial disease Diseases attributable to conditions of employment include asbestos related diseases, other respiratory diseases, vibration white finger, skin diseases, industrial deafness and tinnitus. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that approximately three thousand workers will die each year as a result of exposure to asbestos products. Very often industrial disease results from exposure to a substance or an unsafe working practice over a period of many years. Claims often involve the detailed investigation of an individual s working history. Many claimants are unaware that their health problems relate to their occupation. By way of example those who have worked with vibrating tools may suffer numbness, pins and needles, and reduced dexterity of the fingers and hands without understanding the connection with their occupation. With some of the most experienced practitioners in the country and a national Medico-Legal network we will ensure anyone pursuing litigation arising from industrial disease receives the highest possible standard of representation. Our specialists include: Bridget Collier LLB (Hons) Karl Tonks LLB (Hons)

10 Three thousand workers will die each year as a result of exposure to asbestos products

11 Medical negligence Whenever we receive medical treatment, we expect and are entitled to receive a certain level of care. Unfortunately not everyone s experience of healthcare is problem-free, which is why Fentons Solicitors LLP has a specialist Medical Negligence department. If you are unhappy with the quality of medical treatment you have received or if you feel you have received sub-standard care, our expert team can help you pursue a claim for medical negligence compensation. We understand that the circumstances of your experience will be personal to you, they will be sensitive and possibly distressing which is why we provide a caring service which treats you as an individual and offers all the help, advice and support you will need to successfully bring your claim. Fentons Solicitors can help you to pursue medical negligence cases in areas such as: Pregnancy issues and maternal or infant birth injury Surgical claims including general surgery, neurological, gynaecological, cardio thoracic surgery, or anaesthetic-related problems Cosmetic surgery GP error Dental claims Ophthalmic and laser eye surgery errors Cerebral Palsy and child or adult brain injury Nursing and care home injury Orthopaedics and wrongful amputation Cancer diagnosis issues Our commitment to every client is to maximise their compensation, make the claims process as simple and hasslefree as possible, and ensure every client keeps every penny of the compensation awarded. Our team of expert lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate your claim, establishing what happened and why, and maximise the damages that you will obtain from your medical negligence compensation claim. Our specialists include: Daniel Lee BA (Hons) Mark Hatzer LLB (Hons) Jacqui Hayat LLB (Hons)

12 Our team of experts will work tirelessly to investigate your claim, establishing what happened and why, and maximise the damages that you will obtain

13 Holiday and travel claims If you have had an accident on holiday or while travelling or working abroad, you could be entitled to compensation. Fentons Solicitors has a specialist department experienced in handling claims arising from holiday accidents or injuries sustained while travelling outside the UK. Tour operators have a duty to ensure that their customers accommodation is safe and hygienic, and that they are not exposed to the risk of injury, disease, or infection. Similarly whenever you are travelling abroad, the transport operator has the same duty to ensure your safety is not compromised. Unfortunately accidents do happen, and our team of experts has handled substantial compensation claims for virtually every type of accident or illness arising in a foreign jurisdiction, including: Injuries sustained in a road traffic collision in a foreign country Suffering injury as a result of an accident in a hotel Injuries arising from participation in sporting activities Accidents occurring while travelling on an aeroplane, boat or train Illness caused by food poisoning and poor standards of hygiene Sustaining injuries on day excursions Injuries suffered as a result of defective products being used abroad Accidents while working in a foreign country Fentons Solicitors has successfully pursued claims in most countries across Europe including Spain, France, Germany and Greece. We have won compensation for clients injured in North America and also in African nations such as Egypt, South Africa and Tunisia. Our commitment as travel litigation specialists is to maximise compensation and expedite the process for claims arising from accidents while on holiday or travelling abroad. Our specialists include: Katherine Allen LLB (Hons)

14 Fentons has successfully pursued claims in most countries across Europe, in North America and also in African nations

15 Criminal injuries compensation Many victims of violent crime are unaware that there is a government-funded scheme to compensate them for the physical and psychological injuries they sustain. The CICA estimates there are 76,000 UK criminal injury applications each year, resulting in over 200,000,000 being paid out to victims. Fentons Solicitors has a criminal injuries compensation department with many years experience in maximising compensation for the victims of crime. We understand that the circumstances of your experience will be personal to you. Our team of dedicated experts will provide a caring service which treats you as an individual and offers all the help, advice and support you will need to make your application. Our specialists include: Matthew Evans LLB (Hons) Angela Dobbs BA (Hons) Defective product work Fentons Solicitors has successfully pursued claims against the manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of products that have caused injury or illness. Our specialist team has the skill and experience to help guide you through the process of making a claim and will provide all the necessary help and advice you might need. Examples of cases in this field include injuries sustained by children as a result of playing with defective toys, injuries caused by defective tools and illness caused by defective water supply. Our specialists include: Dr Alistair Macdonald BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PG Dip Law Sam Harmel LLB (Hons)

16 Many victims are unaware that there is a scheme to compensate them for their physical and psychological injuries Fentons has successfully pursued claims against the manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of products that have caused injury or illness

17 Contact 24 hour freephone: enquiry: Website: LONDON OFFICE 22 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1LS Tel: Fax: MANCHESTER OFFICE Aurora Building 55 Princess Street Manchester M2 4EW Tel: Fax:

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