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Gerard Stilliard – Serious injury solicitor

London serious accident and disease solicitor

Gerard’s experience in all types of personal injury compensation claims has enabled him to secure compensation for hundreds of injured clients in the years since he qualified as a solicitor. However, he is particularly interested in securing the maximum compensation for clients who have suffered serious injury through the negligence of others, including employers.

His main area of expertise involves accident compensation claims for victims of serious injuries such head and brain injury, spinal and spinal cord injury, and amputations. A London solicitor, many of Gerard’s clients work in the emergency services and suffer serious accidents during the course of their work, perhaps in a road accident, falling from height, or being hit by a falling object.

Sadly, many of Gerard’s clients will be a family member following the death of their loved one in a fatal accident. At such a difficult time, Gerard is sensitive to the needs of his client whilst extracting vital information that will enable him to secure the accident compensation to which they are rightly entitled.

In addition to his experience in winning accident compensation claims, Gerard has developed a strong interest and understanding around occupational diseases that can occur through the negligence of the employer. These can occur because of exposure to hazardous substances, for example asbestos, and those substances known to cause occupational asthma or dermatitis. They can also occur due to the employer’s failure to provide appropriate equipment and / or training, resulting in industrial diseases such as vibration white finger or deafness. Gerard heads up the specialist London team dealing with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and provides support and advice to colleagues and peers.

Gerard understands that a serious injury, or a fatality, will have a life changing impact on the victim’s family. In the case of serious injury, Gerard fights to secure the maximum compensation that he knows may be needed to care for the seriously injured person for the rest of their life. Families bereaved not only need to come to terms with their loss, but frequently face the additional worry of having lost their financial support, and Gerard fights to secure their financial security through maximising their accident compensation.

Based in our London office, Gerard has a reputation for being a forceful, no-nonsense solicitor, and will not hesitate to issue court proceedings if he feels the other side are not accepting liability, or are not offering an acceptable sum in compensation. He will bring these strengths to bear in gaining you and your family the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Gerard is a member of APIL. (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) where he is a senior litigator.

Successful accident compensation claims

Below are just a couple of examples of cases where Gerard has successfully won compensation for his clients

Road accident compensation claim – Cycling accident

This client suffered serious and multiple injuries when he was involved in a road accident as he cycled to work. The defendant drove out of a minor road onto a major road where Gerard’s client was travelling. He had no time to take avoiding action and the vehicle collided with him. The defendant was subsequently found guilty of a criminal act.

Gerard’s client suffered multiple fractures of leg and arm, head injuries including a fractured upper jaw, and a partially collapsed lung. Miraculously, he made sufficient recovery to return to work following prolonged rehabilitation. During this time, Gerard was able to secure an interim payment in order that his client should not be concerned about his financial situation during his recovery.

However, whilst his client battled with recovery, Gerard entered into detailed correspondence and negotiation and battled to secure a significant and acceptable sum in cycle accident compensation.

Occupational disease compensation claim – Vibration white finger

For most of his working life, Gerard’s client in this claim for vibration white finger compensation had been employed within the railway industry. In the early 1970’s he transferred within the company to an alternative job which required him to use vibrating tools for a large part of his working day. These tools included an airgun and a needle gun.

It would be many years before Gerard’s client was given any information or training about the risk of vwf, and several more before he and his colleagues were provided with anti-vibration gloves. However, the damage caused by the excessive use of vibrating tools was begun many years earlier.

When his client began to experience symptoms in his fingers such as pins and needles, numbness and feeling cold, he went to see his GP who diagnosed vibration white finger.

The other side refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement until Gerard issued court proceedings. He was then able to secure several thousand pounds for his client in vibration white finger compensation.

Comments from grateful clients who received accident compensation

Below is just a sample of the many expressions of gratitude that Gerard receives from clients for whom he has secured compensation

"All relevant facts were used to meet my full needs in good time. I was invited into the office … many times. All solicitors I dealt with explained everything clearly and without using jargon, they had good knowledge regarding my issue and I felt they were able to handle my case. I'm proud. Many Thanks."
Recipient of vibration white finger compensation

"From start to finish Gerard ... and his team made a trying experience less stressful he advised me throughout and was always very professional i would like to take this opportunity to personally thank him … for everything."
Client hit by moving object, Gerard obtained work accident compensation

"always answered my questions, kept me updated, good advice and good result!."
This client received work accident compensation after suffering a back injury

"After meeting Mr Gerad Stilliard, who represented me, I felt very confident in him taking over my case. Which was brought to a sucsessful claim."
Gerard obtained vibration white finger compensation for this client

"Many thanks for your help."
This client slipped on a wet floor at work and received work accident compensation

"Mr Gerard Stilliard Was very helpful and supportive through out the whole case.
I would like to thank everyone who helped ."
Recipient of work accident compensation after he was injured when a ceiling fell in on him

"Our experience of your service is very good. When ever we have raised a question it has been answered in terms we could understand. Explanations have been very good and thorough. We have felt that you have been pursuing our best interests in a professional manner, and there has always been an open door as regards any further help or guidance we may need Thank you."
This client received work accident compensation when his finger was amputated in an accident involving faulty machinery

"Gerard Stilliard was my solicitor in London and I could not speak more highly of him in terms of his professionalism. He is a great ambassador for your company and would urge anyone to seek his services if they require legal assistance."
This client suffered an ankle injury due to uneven surface in the car park where he worked

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