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Northern Ireland Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
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Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant - Northern Ireland
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Respected practice acting for a range of insurers and self-insured clients. Acts on claims related to employers', occupiers' and public liability, as well as RTAs. Further assists clients with industrial disease claims, in addition to cross-border cases involving the Republic of Ireland.

Strengths

One client comments: "Carson McDowell provides a very good service on updates throughout the claim and the lawyers are always available when we have queries."

Another impressed client adds: "Carson McDowell provides excellent advice. We trust their advice implicitly and know they are always working with us in order to achieve the best outcome."

Work highlights

Defended Northern Ireland Electricity Networks in defence of an employer's liability claim concerning a plaintiff who suffered a laceration to his face resulting in permanent visible scarring and a deviated septum when building an electricity shell that fell and struck him on the nose. Carson McDowell reduced quantum significantly, and the claim settled for £13,500 with a 10% reduction for contributory negligence.

Notable practitioners

Claire Harmer is head of the department and has wide-ranging expertise in the defence of personal injury cases. Her practice includes advising on a range of public, employers' and occupiers' liability claims, as well as assisting clients with cases arising from RTAs.
"Claire Harmer has been excellent. She is able to understand the nuances of the cases we were dealing with and how to deal with the plaintiff and their legal team." "Claire is very responsive and detailed in her advice."

Catherine Carton has demonstrated ability on public and employers' liability cases. She has particular strength defending employers in the retail, engineering and marine industries.

Cathal O'Neill has notable experience handling a range of public and employers' liability cases, with a particular proficiency in hearing loss cases.
"Cathal O'Neill is very knowledgeable and thorough."

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Claire Harmer
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