Deborah Parkinson

Where/when you studied: The University of Glamorgan and Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional expertise before joining the firm: GLP Solicitors in Bury and JMW Solicitors in Manchester

When you joined the firm: 2014

Department responsibilities: Associate Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department

Areas of special legal expertise: Personal Injury for claimants including serious cases of road traffic, employers liability and public liability, defective housing, beauty / laser treatment, travel law including package tour regulations cases / accidents abroad
 

What our clients say about Deborah: "Thank you very much for all the work you did on my case. I really appreciate your patience and guidance throughout this experience. I have been both reassured and impressed by your high level of client care.Thank you!" - KT - April 2017

Notable Cases:

Personal Injury

G v B Ltd 2017

G suffered a penetrating knife wound when handling a knife at work. We argued a lack of training and adequate PPE equipment amongst other things. Case settled on the court door with our client receiving £12,000 in damages.

W-S v S 2017 

W-S sustained a serious ankle fracture when he stood on a discarded bottle on the floor when a visitor at S premises. W-S required extensive surgery to repair the fracture. W-S made a reasonable recovery but was left with permanent residual symptoms and a chance of long term implications. W-S recovered £35,000 compensation.

D v J Ltd 2017

D suffered significant crush injuries when he was trapped in a defective machine undertaking his duties at work. He sustained multiple injuries including an upper limb fracture requiring surgery, a snapped bicep tendon, scarring and PTSD. We were able to secure a very swift £70,000 settlement for D.     

M v H 2017

M involved in an RTA that proceeded under the RTA Portal. Liability admitted. H suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and back for 8 months. M offered £2,475 global at Stage 2. Case proceeded to a Stage 3 Hearing. M awarded £4,400 in damages, virtually double what H offered at Stage 2.                        

F v B – 2015  - F slipped on algae sustaining upper limb fracture. Successfully argued that algae formed part of the surface of the highway and that B failed to remove. F recovered £11,000 compensation.

C v W - 2015 - C suffered a hand injury at work using conveyor equipment. Case proceeded to a trial on liability and successfully argued various breaches of health & safety regulations by W. C recovered over £8,000 compensation.

P v B -2015 - P a school student was struck in the mouth with a chair when her class was left unsupervised by the teacher suffering long term injuries to both front teeth. Successfully argued liability and P recovered £19,000 compensation.

P v O -2013 - P suffered a hand injury at work due to defective conveyor work equipment. P was left with a permanent hand injury and cold intolerance meaning P was unable to return to her pre accident job dealing with chilled food. Liability admitted and C recovered £85,000 compensation.

H v K - 2013 - H suffered bilateral ligament knee injuries during a manual handling operation at work. Successfully argued liability on the grounds the task had not been risk assessed. H was left with a significant injury to his right knee that required future surgery and the risk of impacting on his future teaching career. H recovered £120,000 compensation.

D v HP - 2012 - D slipped in a buffet restaurant of a 5 star hotel in Cuba shattering her knee. Successfully argued a breach of The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations defeating the local standards defence. D recovered £50,000 compensation.     

 

 

Where educated: Trinity School Carlisle and University of Glamorgan

First job: GLP Solicitors, Bury

Hobbies: Running, cycling, walking, theatre, cinema, reading

Favourite food: Fish

Favourite film: Too many to mention

Favourite group/artist: Throwing Muses / Kriston Hersh

Ultimate holiday destination: Kefalonia, Greece

Favourite sport/team: Bolton Wanderers

Favourite book: Anything by Janet Malcolm

Likes: Honesty, integrity, passion and drive

Dislikes: Idleness

Personal ambition: To write a novel