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Mark Armitage

Call 1999

Personal Injury

Mark is regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of personal injury litigation including claims arising from workplace accidents, manual handling and industrial disease (including asbestos related injuries, work related upper limb disorders and industrial deafness claims). He has often appeared in fast track and multi track trials involving the use of work equipment and the provision of personal protective equipment. He recently represented a community support officer who successfully sued for spinal injury arising out of the use of unsuitable body armour.

Mark has particular experience in dealing with claims resulting from road traffic accidents and has advised and acted in many claims arising from low velocity impact collisions. He has a detailed knowledge of the procedural aspects of road traffic accident claims involving allegations of fraud and LVI.

Mark regularly accepts instructions on behalf of local authorities particularly in relation to claims arising from accidents on the public highway, occupiers’ liability and housing disrepair.

Other areas of interest include claims relating to Deep Vein Thrombosis and claims under the Animals Act 1971. He has particular experience in dealing with personal injury claims arising out of the use and control of horses.

Mark has regularly appeared before the CICAP in all aspects of criminal injuries compensation appeals. He has often acted on behalf of nurses, train drivers and has successfully recovered substantial sums of compensation for clients with severe and permanent brain damage.

Selected Cases

  • Acting for a Claimant who sustained severe brain damage following an accident at work whilst painting a ship in Falmouth docks.
  • Acting for a train driver who recovered £360,000 following an accident, which caused him permanent spinal injury resulting in his inability to carry out his job.
  • Acting for a community support officer who sustained spinal injury resulting from the use of unsuitable body armour.
  • Acting for a former police officer who had been retired on grounds of medical ill health. The case involved consideration of the system of appeals in relation to ill health retirement pensions and the involvement of the police federation.
  • Acting for a former shipyard in relation to issues of limitation arising out of claims relating to pleural plaques and asbestosis.
  • Acting for an occupier of a sport’s ground in an appeal arising out of an accident, which occurred in a hammer cage prior to the commencement of an organised sporting event.
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  • MA (Cantab)
  • LLM (Cantab)

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