Our specialist personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in acting for clients in bringing a wide variety of accident compensation claims – every year we are successful in securing millions of pounds for clients who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault.
No matter how complex or lengthy your case, each of our clients is assured an attentive personal service designed around your best interests and future financial security – our top priority is to ensure funding is available promptly for your most appropriate treatment, therapy and rehabilitation needs.
Over the years we have helped many injured clients and their families cope with new, stressful and extremely challenging circumstances – you will find a few examples summarised on this page.
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After sustaining a severe brain injury at the age of 19, Mr A suffered a personality change and became prone to angry outbursts to the extent that his family were unable to cope with his behaviour. The success of our personal injury team, assisted by our independent healthcare-trained case manager and rehabilitation team, enabled Mr A to move into rented accommodation with 24-hour support. Now able to pursue new interests and fill his days constructively, he became much happier in himself and his quality of life – and that of his family – improved greatly as a result.
At the age of 35, Mr B sustained a brain injury in a road traffic accident that left him plagued by blurred and double vision. Too visually impaired to be able to enjoy his passion for riding motorbikes, the compensation and support package successfully secured by our personal injury team included provision for him to purchase and, assisted by a friend, to renovate a classic motorcycle. Remaining actively involved with motorcycling was a vital part of Mr B’s rehabilitation, helping him rebuild his skills and regain confidence.
Mr C suffered devastating brain injury in a road traffic accident at the age of 23 and, suffering mental health problems as a result, he was admitted to a mental healthcare facility. Working closely with Mr C’s family, our personal injury team successfully arranged the appropriate rehabilitation and ongoing support he needed, and were able to secure his discharge from hospital, restoring his quality of life and helping him rebuild his confidence.
A paralysed man in his 20s, Mr D had a vision for the design of his post-accident home: now disabled, he wanted a good living space with a through-floor lift and a substantial garden. Most importantly of all, however, he wished for a full-size American pool table. The compensation settlement successfully achieved by our personal injury team helped Mr D realise his vision: we obtained a substantial sum to purchase, adapt, and equip a spacious property, including the all-important American pool table – an important symbol of his determination to make the best of his new life.
Following a road traffic accident Mr E, a married man with young children, sustained brain injury resulting in personality change. As well as supporting Mr E through the rehabilitation process, helping him come to terms with the enduring consequences of his head injuries, our personal injury team was also able to help his wife. By putting in place specialist psychological support that helped her cope with her husband’s changed behaviour, we facilitated a significant and essential improvement in the quality of home life for the whole family.
Cyclist Mr F was knocked off his bicycle at speed by a car whose driver pulled out without looking. He sustained an incomplete spinal injury plus a subtle brain injury – he was able to live and function independently with some support. Once full liability was admitted, our personal injury team was able to settle at a round-table meeting without the need for court proceedings, achieving an award of £1 million. As the case progressed, we secured a series of substantial interim payments to fund Mr F’s rehabilitation, therapies, specialised equipment, a new car and the professional support of a case manager and support worker.
Although Mr G had the right of way while cycling around a roundabout, he was knocked off his bicycle by the driver of a van, receiving a blow to his head that left him with no recollection of the accident. He also sustained a serious shoulder injury and although he made a good recovery and was able to live and work more-or-less normally, the potential for future deterioration remained. The van’s insurer denied liability throughout the case, while independent witnesses gave unhelpful, conflicting evidence. However, the investigating police officer gave vital evidence which allowed our personal injury team to establish 100 per cent liability. Our personal injury team was able to obtain an interim payment as Mr G’s claim progressed and secured an out-of-court award of £75,000.
Our client Mr H, a motorcyclist in his 50s, sustained knee and hip fractures in a road accident and was unfit to return to his job in a workshop as a result. Our personal injury team obtained an early admission of liability as well as interim payments to assist him financially and to provide rehabilitation to help him achieve maximum independence. We settled Mr H’s claim for £420,000 without the need for court proceedings, ensuring his future financial security.
If you would like to learn more about how George Ide’s highly-respected personal injury team can help you, a loved one, or the whole family, contact us by clicking on the link or writing to us in confidence at email@example.com. You can also call our Chichester offices on 01243 786668 or contact our specialists directly.
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I have received the final settlement cheque and I am happy with this. Thanks again for your services. You’ve been excellent in every way. I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks.Fazal Mahmood Chishty
I would like to say a huge thank you to Paul (with the fantastic assistance of Karen and Lizzy especially) for the support and kindness throughout my claim as well as the superb outcome that he obtained for me. I am in no doubt that I would never have achieved the result without the dedication, experience and can do attitude of Paul and the team. Their caring attitude, sensitivity and professionalism shined throughout the entire process. Despite the other side initially denying liability, Paul fought tirelessly on my behalf, to ensure they provided what they should do, thus allowing me to get back to as near a normal life as quickly and safely as possible. Right from the first point of contact (and I first met Paul from my hospital bed), the service was outstanding and second to none, the communication was excellent, and I was never in doubt as to what was happening, and why. I truly believe my subsequent recovery is down to the fact that I was guided so well by Paul and his team, and him obtaining the opinions of the experts he did. The support was amazing, as was the end result, which has ensured I am able to continue to press on with my every day life without worry of what lies ahead, despite the disability I now have. I really cannot recommend Paul and is team enough, I would suggest to anyone that is in need of a personal injury solicitor to give Paul a call, it really would make all the difference.Rusty Brown.
I take this opportunity to thank you for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave us throughout this difficult time. It was a very stressful period for us as it was our first experience with the court. Without all your help and legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work. On behalf of me and my wife I would like to say a big thank you for taking up my case and representing us as our legal counsel. When we thought it was too much to handle, you were there for us to give us strength and hope. We always found you to be very friendly when we needed any legal advice. Once again, I thank you so much for your understanding, for your patience, your dedication to my case and most of all, thank you for being friendlier, making us more comfortable with your advice and guidance than just a mere professional lawyer during that difficult moment. This means a lot to us, and we will be forever grateful to you.Haresh & Varsha Naik
On a personal note : Thanks for everything you have done, some may say you are just doing your job but the support you offered both in the structure you set up to get me fit again, as well as the emotional counsel you gave got me through one of the most difficult and frightening situations I had dealt with to date. I will certainly be highly recommending you to anyone else that needs such a service. You are a great asset to the firm and hope they know that!Simon Horn
Thank you for all your effort and excellent advice and work in this matter. It’s very much appreciated and I will certainly use you and your firm again in the future should I require legal services.Roger Koep
Hi Paul. Thank you for your email and all your help over the past 2 years you’ve been fantastic and I would highly recommend you to anyone, I will of course let you no when I revive the funds and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Kind regards,Sam Halliwell
Jasmine has told me that she has now settled and that she can move on with her life.
I would just like to write a brief note of genuine heartfelt thanks from all of us involved. Your company was recommended by a good family friend who works in the BH1 postcode area, at a time when most of us were either in shock or at a loss about how to proceed.
From our very first communication, and the day of your visit to Jasmine’s Mum’s house, you have been thoroughly professional whilst being incredibly caring. You personally, no doubt with the assistance of your team, have allowed Jasmine the opportunity to recover at her own speed, with the assistance of the full spectrum of the medical world, to a point where I honestly believe that she is in a better state mentally and confidence-wise than she was even before the accident.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your Company to anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in a similar situation.
It is common for people who are expert in their field to state that “I was only doing my job” – well, in this case, I am very glad that it was you who handled Jasmine’s case.
With many Kind RegardsJohn & Paula Gerken
Thank you very much for your email. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your advice and perseverance, especially with regards to the final settlement. Both myself and my wife are so pleased that this matter is finished! We wish you all the best for the future. Kind regards,Garry
“In an age of ever larger firms of solicitors, George Ide LLP stands out as a beacon of truly personal service against the backdrop of warm and welcoming staff. Not only does Paul Fretwell possess real expertise in high value personal injury claims, he brings charm and real commitment to everything he does. No Claimant could be other than impressed by his willingness to go that extra yard in their cause. The legal industry would be a better place if there were more like both the firm and Paul Fretwell.”Will Waldron QC
I have worked with George Ide LLP for many years, initially as a support worker but now as a Registered Manager. I have found their brain injury
team, more specifically Paul Fretwell, to be highly efficient, supportive and effective when working alongside me with a very challenging group of clients. Paul and the team at George Ide LLP have secured settlements ranging from £1-6 million and beyond, ensuring financial security and peace of mind for life for the clients and their families.
I have worked closely over many years with Ursula Watt and Stephen Shine in George Ide LLP’s Court of Protection team. I am always impressed by how adaptable and attentive they are in looking after their brain-injured clients who often display challenging behaviour. They are able to communicate in a way our clients understand and work in a very person centered way. They are firm but fair and always have the clients’ best interests at heart. Karl Thompson. Managing Director, THCS LtdSee Review
I would just like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few years and thank you so much for all your help and support. You have been fantastic. You have certainly been more helpful than I could have possibly hoped.Sarah Finley
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for guiding and supporting my friends through to this conclusion over the last 3 years. The early days were incredibly tough for them as you know and your calm reassuring presence has been one of the main reasons they were able to cope, especially back then. You’ll have learnt that R is a very tough and determined character, but I know they’d have struggled without your help.
Living abroad and unable to help them as much as I would have liked, it’s been so reassuring to continually hear how confident they’ve been in your ability to resolve this for them, right from the word go. I know I was very happy in my own mind that they’d got the right person on their side, after I spoke to you on the phone.
So, thank you again for all the time and effort you’ve put into getting them this result… for always being available to speak to them, even when you were supposed to be on holiday, for steering them through the hardest times and the quagmire of the courts. You’ve made such a difference for them and seeing R getting on with life with such a positive attitude that I’m not sure I would have been able to replicate, had it happened to me; is extremely satisfying as well as inspirational.Rich J
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