Tim Edwards joined Roythornes in 1981. He specialises in all types of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, trips and slips and accidents in the workplace. He also undertakes and specialises in claims arising out of the clinical negligence of medical practitioners. His clinical negligence practise involves acting for individuals and families in both minor and more serious cases, including where clinical negligence has led to a fatality.
Tim has also dealt with several claims by serving and former Armed Forces personnel and cases arising out of clinical negligence. He has a good reputation in both his specialist areas and enjoys a good and friendly rapport with clients and fellow professionals alike.
Tim also leads a small team of paralegals specialising in road traffic accidents and trip and slip claims.
- Recovery of £60,000 damages for a claimant who suffered a fairly complex spinal injury after slipping in a town centre market place. The occupier of a market stall had failed to clean the surrounding area after trade had finished that day. As a result, the claimant slipped on greasy substances left behind. The case was successfully concluded shortly before the matter had been listed for trial.
A claimant sustained a right knee fracture in the course of his work when he slipped and fell on an extremely wet and slippery external flight of stairs. After initially requiring fixation surgery, later arthroscopy and surgical removal of screws, he was advised that he was at risk of suffering traumatic osteoarthritis. Upon this condition materialising, the claimant required a right knee replacement operation.The claim was pursued in common law negligence and pursuant to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Liability, which was initially disputed by the third party, was eventually established upon evidence coming to light that the third party had been aware of the potential danger of the stairs prior to the claimant’s accident. Damages in the sum of £148,000 were recovered for the claimant.
Following surgery to his right thigh, the claimant needed to attend hospital on an emergency basis on several occasions. It transpired that he had developed compartment syndrome which, if not treated promptly, can lead to permanent nerve damage. The two or three days’ delay before being admitted to hospital to undergo further surgery to deal with his condition did, indeed, result in irreversible nerve and other leg damage.This was a clinical negligence claim where breach of duty was conceded, but the nature and extent of the resulting damage was in dispute. Medical evidence was required to determine those issues, and eventually led to the successful conclusion of the claim. Prior to the out-of-court settlement of £660,000, the claim was being pursued in the High Court in London and had been listed for a five-day trial.
Qualifications: CILEx, FCILEx