Chartered Legal Executive – Personal Injury
Mark is a personal injury lawyer with Lime. He joined Lime in 2013 and draws on experience in personal injury law going back over 10 years. He is a graduate of Nottingham Law School, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and a Member of (APIL) Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Mark acts for individuals in a broad range of personal injury claims, acting for adults and children who have been injured on the road, at school or work or in public places such as on the high street or in shops. He has a particular interest in helping people who have suffered injuries affecting their eyesight. Mark also represents those who have suffered industrial injuries and diseases, with experience in noise induced hearing loss, vibration white finger (VWF) / hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), and asbestos related diseases such as pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
- Mark acted for two of the victims of a serious train accident abroad, where the train derailed causing the deaths of several passengers and life changing injuries to many others. Mark’s first client was a retired lady who suffered significant physical, psychological and neurological injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, numerous broken bones and PTSD. His second client suffered a number of orthopaedic injuries, but in particular experienced significant psychological distress from the experience itself and from witnessing the fatal and serious injuries to those around him. Mark was able to secure early rehabilitation treatment for them both, aiding in their recovery, and ultimately negotiated settlements of £100,000 and £45,000 for his two clients respectively.
- Mark fought vigorously for a client who was left blind in one eye after a fight broke out at a nightclub. One of the assailants threw a glass bottle which missed its intended target, hit a wall where Mark’s client was sat and sent shards of glass into her eye. On his client’s behalf, Mark pursued both the nightclub and the security company who provided the door staff, and managed to obtain a Court Order for a significant compensation award.
- Mark acted for a client who was badly injured when she tripped over an empty display stand in a shop. The shop owners denied liability for the accident, stating that the display stand was big enough to be seen by customers. The case went to trial where it was successfully argued that the display stand was below the eye-line of an ordinary customer and the shop had not done enough to warn customers of its presence. The claimant was awarded £24,000.
- Mark represented an elderly man with Parkinson’s disease and dementia who was injured when he was hit by a mobility scooter. The accident caused his dementia and Parkinson’s disease to be made worse, with a reduction in his life expectancy and a higher level of care required as a result. Mark was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of £40,000 for the claimant, which the Court later approved.
- Mark settled a claim for a client who had been injured when he was negligently exposed to chemicals at his workplace. The claimant subsequently developed occupational asthma, which meant he could no longer be near those chemicals or carry on working on the factory floor. The case was due to be heard at a 3 day trial when, just 2 weeks before the trial was due to start, the claim was finally settled for £15,000.
When not in the office Mark enjoys sports, playing the guitar and travel, with a particular love of Japan.