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Nicholas David Jones

Year of Call: 
1987
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"He is thoughtful in the advice he gives, very good with clients, approachable, hard-working and accessible." "He's very cerebral, and the go-to for difficult questions of liability." "He shows great attention to detail and his knowledge of brain injury is second to none."
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Personal Injury

Nick practises in high value personal injury litigation. He acts on behalf of claimants and defendants (including Central Government and the Welsh Government).

His caseload consists of catastrophic injury claims: traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries (tetraplegia and paraplegia) and upper and lower limb amputations. Such cases have included claimants in a persistent vegetative state, minimally aware and locked in. They also include those who have sustained injuries abroad. Mental capacity and PPO’s regularly arise.

Nick has been instructed in catastrophic injury claims arising out of: the Animals Act, assaults, construction sites, electrocution, employers' liability, farming, forestry, groundwork, highways (maintenance and design) mining, occupiers' liability, product liability, road traffic (agricultural machinery, motor cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles), shipping, workplace, work equipment, working at height.

He is involved in litigation where orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries and pain syndromes remove or substantially reduce the ability to work.

Fatal Accident Act claims and appeals against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority also form an important part of his work.

Cases

Examples include:

  • £1,500,000 and a stepped PPO of £75,000 pa rising to £140,000 for a middle aged male rendered paraplegic during the course of his employment;

  • £1,900,00 and a PPO of £35,000 for a young male involved in a RTA and who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury causing significant cognitive defects and poor coordination;

  • £900,000 after a reduction for contributory negligence for a young male who sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury and a significant change in career;

  • £750,000.00 for a male in his 30’s who sustained very severe orthopaedic injuries;

  • £666,000.00 for a young female who sustained a  traumatic brain injury, which impacted on future earning capacity and very significant scaring;    

  • £4,250,000 for a young female who sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury causing  a reduced IQ, significant  emotional lability and a significant dyspraxia of balance;

  • £3,650,000 and £112,000 pa PPO index-linked to ASHE6115 for a young male who sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury including anarthia and weakness of all limbs and necessitating 24 hour care;

  • £850,000 for a middle aged female with a complex regional pain syndrome;

  • £1,590,000 for a young man who sustained a very severe brain injury when abroad;

  • £280,000 and £127,500 pa PPO indexed linked to ASHE 6115 for a middle aged man in a persistent vegetative state;

  • £3,500,000 for a very young baby who sustained a very severe head injury and in respect of which there were very significant liability issues;

  • £2,900,000 for a young female who sustained a very severe brain injury when a very young child;

  • £1,400,000 for a male who sustained a traumatic brain injury and lower limb weakness;

  • £6,000,000 for an appellant in the CICA (1990 Scheme) who sustained cerebral palsy when assaulted at a few weeks old;

  • £3,000,000 for an appellant in the CICA (1990 Scheme) who sustained a traumatic brain injury when assaulted as a young child;

  • £2,273,000 and £330,000 pa index-linked to ASHE 6115 and £55,000 pa indexed linked to RPI PPOs (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young female who sustained tetraplegia and a lower brain stem injury rendering her locked in and fully competent;

  • £716,000 to a young male rendered paraplegic following a highway accident and in respect of which there were significant liability issues;

  • £1,000,000 and £23,500 pa PPO indexed linked to ASHE 6115 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a middle aged male who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £1,565,000 and £120,000 pa PPO indexed linked to ASHE 6115 for a young female who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £2,900,000 and £144,000 pa PPO indexed linked to ASHE 6115 for a young male who sustained a traumatic brain injury and a below knee amputation;

  • £2,150,000 and £161,000 pa PPO indexed linked to ASHE 6115 for a middle aged male tetraplegic;

  • £700,000.00 for an elderly male who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £1,750,000 for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £2,550,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young male tetraplegic;

  • £750,000.00 for a man who sustained a flail chest which severely compromised his earning capacity;

  • £1,000,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury and right sided spasticity;

  • £1,248,000 for a young male tradesman who sustained the loss of his dominant arm;

  • £2,063,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young male paraplegic who also sustained the loss of his right leg; 

  • £2,838,000 for a middle aged man who sustained a traumatic brain injury following an assault;

  • £2,000,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury and right sided spasticity;

  • £1,000,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury but had managed to return to work;

  • £2,500,000 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young male paraplegic;

  • £1,000,000 for a young child, where there were significant liability issues, who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £775,000.00 (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury during the course of his employment;

  • 825,000.00 for a young woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury;

  • £1,250,000.00 for a young man (after reduction for contributory negligence) for a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Contact

For further information please contact our clerks, who will be able to help you with any questions.
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