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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
Salford
Manchester
M3 6AJ

Haroon Rashid

Civil Litigation

Serious & Catastrophic Injury

Haroon's substantial experience and success in serious and catastrophic injury cases means his personal injury practice is primarily focused in this area. Haroon regularly advises and drafts complex schedules of loss, in claims involving fatal accident dependency, multiple injuries, head injuries, serious back injuries, and amputations. These cases usually involve complex care claims, complicated loss of earning claims, significant handicap on the open labour market and accommodation claims.

D v D - Engineering Business Development Manager - serious back injury. Demanding job. Change of career. Significant loss of earnings.

K v A
- Serious back fractures, loss of career prospects as a police officer.

T v T - Hardware Computer Engineer - serious hand injury - loss of career prospects -cost of retraining as a software engineer.

M v E - Pharmacy Student. Fractured lumbar vertebrae. Permanent symptoms. Loss of career prospects as a pharmacist.

A v S
- Factory work - loss of several fingers - No other qualification and limited English language skills. Large future loss of earnings claim.

S v M
- PHD student and part-time lecturer, hit by car whilst cycling to work. Complex foot fractures leading to permanent walking and standing difficulties.

Haroon enjoys the challenge of tactical negotiations at joint settlement meetings where he is regularly facing senior Counsel and Silks. He is currently involved in a complex case involving serious injuries to a disabled child with a lifetime care claim.

RTA Hire and Fraud

Haroon deals with RTA fraud, credit hire and low velocity impact cases for both Claimants and Defendant. He specialises in advising on fundamental dishonesty and has successfully defended allegations of fraud made against claimants.

He has also been involved in cases where inconsistent evidence and social media evidence has been used to demonstrate exaggeration, fraud, and fundamental dishonesty.

He recently recovered approximately £27,000 worth of hire charges.

Reported Cases

Personal Injury:

• Z v A (2015)
Fatal Accident. Deceased, university graduate, pedestrian, run over by a refuse disposal vehicle. Liability now admitted. Dependency claims.

• M v Y (2012)
Fatal accident, Belgium, Defendant Belgian national, uninsured. Dependency claims for wife and children.

• A v N (2008)
Fatal accident. Complex liability issues between multiple Defendants. Deceased had no qualification and had been unemployed for 3 years at the time of the accident. Dependency claims. Negotiated settlement at JSM £350,000.

• W v W (2014)
Serious RTA resulting in multiple injuries. Claimant son of Afghan Army General, studying MA after completing Law degree. Intended to return to Afghanistan and take up employment under the US led Civilian Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). Negotiated settlement at JSM £250,000.

• S v M (2015)
PHD student in RTA whilst cycling to work. Serious foot injuries (Lisfranc fracture dislocation to the right foot with dislocation of the tarsometatarsal joints, fractures of the medial cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, cuboid and fourth metatarsal base.) Ambition was to become a senior lecturer. Severe psychological reaction to physical disabilities. Now working as a research assistant. Total claim over ½ a million. JSM in September 2015.

• H v S (2015)
Employers liability, lack of record keeping, lack of training, serious hand injuries, amputation of fingers, complex schedule of loss.

• K v A (2010)
Claimant sustained a serious burst fracture of the L4 vertebra. University Student intended to join west Midlands Police Force and progress under the accelerated promotion scheme. Complex schedule of loss involving significant future loss of earnings and future costs of care. Negotiated settlement of £350,000 at JSM.

• B v G (2008)
Serious lower back injury, pre-existing medical history, complex care claim, serious credibility allegations, difficulties with medical evidence, previous solicitors advised the Claimant to accept £750 for general damages. Carefully dissected and dealt with the numerous issues eventually negotiating settlement at £84,000.

• A v F (2008)
RTA - Brain Injury - cognitive deficit - loss of chance to study for a degree and progress career. Complex future loss of earnings claim. Dealing with DVD surveillance evidence. Negotiated settlement at £180,000.

• N v M (2010)
Significant hire claim, complex issues, multiple appeals eventually reaching the High Court. £72,000 recovered for hire charges.

Industrial Disease:

• D v T (2014)
Noise induced hearing loss claim, despite pre-action requests for disclosure of relevant documents, disclosure of noise assessments and other important documents after multi-track directions. Action discontinued. Successfully argued Defendant should pay the Claimant's costs of the action.

Clinical Negligence:

• I v N (2015)
Deceased suffered chest pains, paramedic attended, ECG, dismissed as ‘panic attack', left at home, died within hours. Positive liability report from Consultant Cardiologist. Deceased, businessman, leaving wife and five children - dependency claims. Considering leading counsel.


• IG (2014)
Child delivered by way of caesarean section after failed instrumental delivery. Born with massive head injuries. Died after 2 days. Five to seven attempts with ventouse suction cup, incorrect application, too much force. Several attempts with forceps with incorrect positioning.

 

Publications

• Northern Circuit
• Personal Injury Bar Association