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Welcome to Outer Temple’s Spinal Injuries Series – a collection of short recorded discussions and presentations on various topics of interest related to spinal injury claims.
Care is often the largest head of loss and can give rise to a wide range of issues. Jonathan and Ian discuss issues that they encounter frequently in their practice, which can often have a significant impact on the value of the claim.
Jonathan considers the principles for the assessment of future care and how the outcome of these issues can often be uncertain. Jonathan considers some of the legal principles that apply in relation to future care and the surrounding case law.
Jonathan also discusses double-up care, where claim experts recommend that the claimant will require two careers. Jonathan considers a number of First-Instance cases on double-up care to demonstrate how the courts might approach different scenarios.
Ian considers claims involving care provided by family to claimants whilst they are in hospital or care facilities. Ian examines authorities from the Court of Appeal and the High Court that consider the issue of care provided by family and when it might be remunerated.
Ian also discusses pre-existing conditions and the court might take these into account in care claims. Ian also explains the approach the courts might take to quantify damages considering pre and post injury care.
Jonathan Hand QC is ranked as a leading silk in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. He has wide-ranging experience across both these fields, and acts for a mix of Claimant and Defendant clients. Much of his work involves catastrophic brain and spinal injuries as well as fatal accident claims.
Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. His cross-border practice covers advising on jurisdiction, applicable law, direct rights of action against insurers, claims against the MIB and accidents in the air and on sea.