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Injury lawyer details for James Gratton

Tel: 0151 709 4491

Abuse or assault
Accidents at work
Back or spinal injuries
Criminal injuries
Fatal accidents
Head or brain injuries
Road traffic accidents
Train, ship and plane injury
Trip or slip

Injury lawyer - senior litigator

About James Gratton

I am the Head of the Personal Injury Department and I hold Senior Litigator accreditation with APIL. I have a background in industrial accident and disease work but now specialise in serious injury work, whether those injuries happen at work, in a traffic accident or on the street. As of November 2018, my current caseload includes serious brain injury, limb amputation and tetraplegia cases, including one amputation case where I have recently secured £900K by way of interim payment in March 2017 and another where a payment of £700K was secured in July 2017. In one of those cases the Claimant has undergone a pioneering elective amputation with concurrent osseointegration surgery on a private basis with one of the world's leading experts, arranged by me through the specialist experts that I regularly instruct. He is only the second person worldwide to have this combined procedure. The other Claimant has been provided with a LUKE arm, which is the world’s most advanced upper limb prosthetic and he is at the time of provision the only person in Europe with the device. Those interim payments have permitted the hiring of case managers, support workers and the purchase and adaptation of bungalow accommodation to make the lives of my injured clients and their families much easier. I have recently settled (Christmas 2016 and January 2018) two brain injury cases in excess of £1.5M. I also deal with a small number of cases where the injuries are not quite so severe but are still life changing for the clients involved, causing career change or loss, continuing pain and the need for ongoing care and assistance. I am assisted by a small team of 6 very able and experienced staff. The department has corporate APIL accreditation. My department also handles CICA claims, including several which will attract maximum awards and regularly conducts successful appeals of CICA low awards and of refusals to grant any awards. I have also recently settled a fatal accident claim for the husband and estate of an elderly lady who was knocked down and killed by a motor car whilst she was on a zebra crossing. I am content to take matters to trial and beyond in order to secure maximum compensation for my clients. Indeed in one of the amputation cases mentioned above, the matter proceeded to a full trial on liability which my client won to the tune of 90% of damages. He was found 10% to blame but that finding was subject to an appeal which in December 2017 succeeded in the Court of Appeal. The Claimant has been vindicated and will recover 100% of his damages. My department is known for taking difficult cases and going the extra mile. All injury work is undertaken on a no win, no fee basis.

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APIL accreditation: Senior Litigator

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James Gratton
L1 1HQ
Tel: 0151 709 4491
Injury lawyers - accredited practice