Injury lawyer’s successful year

It’s been a busy year for Devon and Somerset personal injury lawyer Liz Duncan. While solicitors have been impacted by the pandemic it hasn't slowed down our litigation teams, and Liz in particular has won a number of substantial awards for her clients. So if you are looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer with a first rate track record then give Liz a call on 0333 888 0404 or email us at [email protected]

Devon and Somerset personal injury lawyer Liz Duncan celebrates a year of success

Among the highlight’s of Liz’s year are the following personal injury cases where she has achieved a very successful outcome for her clients:

Motorcycle accident

Liz’s client was in a collision with a car at Fremington, in North Devon. He multiple injuries including a catastrophic bleed from the spleen. His spleen had to be removed in emergency surgery at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. However, this compromised his immune system and required him to be on the “shielding” list for Covid-19. He was therefore unable to return to his work as a builder, even when the industry was opening up again. Liz ensured all these factors were taken into account and her client was delighted with his out of court settlement of £169,000.

HGV accident

An HGV driver from Barnstaple was struck in the eye by a meat hook while working. It caused loss of sight in one eye and the subsequent loss of his HGV license. He needed extensive medical treatment in Exeter, Barnstaple and London. Because he was in his 60s and had been an HGV driver for the majority of his working life the accident had a dramatic impact on him financially.  Liz reached a settlement which provided for her client to receive £205,000.

Domiciliary carer’s accident at work

Liz’s client worked as a domiciliary carer in Buckfastleigh, south Devon. She was injured at work when a hoist broke. At first her injuries appeared to be fairly minor. However, she developed a pain syndrome and suffered psychological issues. Liz arranged for her to receive physiotherapy and psychological treatment in Newton Abbot, Totnes and Paignton. She also obtained funding from for her to go on a residential pain management programme to help her learn techniques to cope with her symptoms. While the employers vigorously defended the claim, Liz achieved a settlement of £253,000. Her client was delighted with the outcome telling Liz, “I wanted just to say a big thank you for all your help and support for all you have done for me”.

Sexual abuse claim

Liz is particularly known for her work with abuse victims for which she has won awards. In this case her client was a victim of Nigel Leat, a primary school teacher jailed for the sexual abuse of numerous pupils at Hillside School in north Somerset. She was just seven years old when the abuse began and she went on to suffer developmental and neurological issues. There was a great deal of legal argument about the extent to which her issues were caused by the abuse, but the case was eventually settled out of court for a six figure sum.

Pedestrian knocked over by a car

An elderly woman was knocked down by a car in Newcastle as she was on her way to her local bingo hall. She suffered various fractures as well as a bleed on the brain. Liz argued that the accident had effectively ended her ability to live independently much earlier than would otherwise have been the case. She recovered compensation totalling £97,000 for her client.

Nottinghamshire school abuse

Liz represented three former pupils of a primary school in Nottinghamshire who were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of their head teacher in the late 1970s. The teacher was recently convicted of offences against all three men. The school said that the claims were ‘out of time’, but Liz’s expertise in abuse law enabled here to overcome those arguments and went on to recover compensation for each of her clients, ranging from £31,000 to  £47,000. One of the men later wrote to Liz saying “I just wanted to send you this email thanking you for all your help and compassion through the whole process it has been probably one of the toughest times of my life… thank you for everything”. 

How Liz can help

If you would like to speak to Devon and Somerset personal injury lawyer Liz Duncan about your own case then you can call her for a free case review.

Liz works for clients nationwide, and because she operates on a no win, no fee basis there is no reason to allow worries about legal costs put you off.

Call her on 0333 888 0404. Alternatively you can send an email to [email protected]

Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Duncan

Identified by the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 as one of the UK's 'Leading Lawyers', Elizabeth Duncan is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in a number of niche areas, including abuse, sexual assault and CICA criminal injury claims.
Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Duncan

Identified by the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 as one of the UK's 'Leading Lawyers', Elizabeth Duncan is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in a number of niche areas, including abuse, sexual assault and CICA criminal injury claims.

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