Cristina is a paralegal in the Personal Injury department having joined the firm in 2004. She deals with road traffic accident, trip/slip, public liability, employers’ liability and claims against the local authority. She is a specialist electronic claims portal handler, she has her own caseload of work and she also works alongside Tim Edwards, assisting on high value and complex personal injury claims. She handles personal injury claims from initial instruction all the way through to Trial.
Cristina has a particular interest in accidents at work involving HGV drivers. She has represented a number of lorry drivers that have suffered extensive injuries arising out of the negligence of the employer or transport depot for providing an unsafe system of work, negligent fellow employees, defective equipment and insufficient health and safety training.
Cristina manages our Personal Injury Twitter account @Roythornes_PI and is part of our in-house Charities and Events Team.
- claim on behalf of S (A Child) -v- Severn Trent Water Plc which was concluded successfully at Court. This was a legally complex case which has set a precedent for future cases regarding disputes on the maintenance of private land;
- recovery of £80,000 damages for a claimant who was taken to hospital by air ambulance for emergency treatment following a serious road traffic accident;
- successful claim for orthopaedic injuries and cosmetic scarring arising out of an accident at work. Complex claim pursued against two defendants (the employers and occupiers of the premises where the accident occurred).
- Personal Injury