3PB personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Sharan Sanghera comments on a recent case regarding healthcare enabled fraud in claims for psychological injury arising from road traffic accidents.
Sharan has vast trial experience of claims involving opportunistic or staged road traffic collisions. She understands that often there is a “bigger picture” which goes beyond one particular case and is happy to work alongside firms developing strategies to combat linked dishonest claims.
She represents claimants in multi-track claims where injuries are permanent and life-changing. Within the claimant work that she undertakes she has a particular interest in employer’s liability and occupier’s liability claims.
Sharan has represented clients appealing CICA decisions with good success.
Cases of Interest include:
- Advising a Claimant who suffered a traumatic double amputation below the ankle and below the knee while working as a labourer and having been instructed to destroy a concrete column which was supporting a balcony overhead
- Advising a Claimant in an action where construction material escaped from a site striking her to the head causing injuries
- Representing a Claimant in the First Tier Tribunal and successfully appealing the CICA’s decision not to make an award under the Scheme
- Represented a Minor in an action where she fell from a set of monkey bars while playing at school sustaining fractures to the wrist and elbow. Liability was initially denied but favourable settlement was ultimately achieved
- Representing a Claimant in the CICA who had a significant loss of earnings claim following his inability to return to work following an assault
- Advised a Claimant who suffered permanent scarring after being attacked by a dog. Achieved favourable settlement
- Successfully arguing against relief from sanctions being granted in a claim where the Defendant was seeking to rely on witness evidence served two weeks late
- Successfully appealing a District Judge’s decision on summary assessment of costs where the Court was wrong in its approach as to the issue of proportionality and the applicable percentage uplift.
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“Superb, very clever and very quick thinking”.
“Working with Sharan has been a real pleasure. She is knowledgeable, grasps the key issues quickly and drives cases forward. Her expertise have proved invaluable at bringing the matter to an early settlement. Above all Sharan is approachable and always willing to assist and go the extra mile. I would not hesitate to recommend her to colleagues and clients alike.”