I have over 30 years experience as a specialist in personal injury claims for people who have been severely injured and criminal injury claims. Their injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fatal accidents and industrial diseases. I am regularly involved in cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Coroners inquests, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunals.
I have represented many individuals injured in high profile incidents such as the Marchioness Disaster, the Soho Pub Bombings, and the London Transport attacks. My work has involved helping people who have been in accidents throughout the world. These claims are called “cross-border” claims and this makes them more complex. I find this particularly interesting and I have become expert in helping people who have been injured abroad. I have acted as a Deputy for my clients to help when they cannot manage their own affairs.
I am a fellow of the College of Personal Injury Law, and I am one of a very few individuals nationwide who hold both brain injury and spinal cord injury specialists status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. For a number of years I was Deputy Editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Litigation. I also appear in the Directory of Legal Experts and the Good Lawyer .
I have been recommended regularly in the two main guides to the legal profession. The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide, rate me and the firm, praising my “strong focus on clients, with genuine compassion and commitment, as well as legal expertise”. One profile in Chambers commented “Ed Myers is noted for his specialist work in brain and spinal cord injury claims as well as in CICA cases. Sources enthuse: “He is a fantastic personal injury lawyer, very experienced and hugely wise. He knows what works and what doesn’t.” Legal 500 also name me as a “leading individual” in “one of the best” firms “in the country”.
I really enjoy the challenge of complex claims. Chambers says that our Personal Injury Department does “not shy to take on more technical and difficult claims and advise the client all the way through.” I get great satisfaction in obtaining a level of compensation for my clients which helps them to rebuild their lives. I usually work as part of a team, with case managers, psychologists, occupational therapists and other medical professionals. When we work together as a team we make sure our clients’ interests come first.
I am Chair of the Trustees of my local Headway group (Headway Nottingham) which means I see the impact of head injury from a different perspective to my legal work. Supporting a local charity and using my expertise in head injury claims for the charity is extremely rewarding. For the last 20 years I have sat as a part time Tribunal Judge.