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Samuel McFadyen

Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

High Value Personal Injury Spinal Injury Brain and Head Injury Fatality Claims Road Traffic Accidents Employers Liability Public Liability

Expertise

Sam is a Senior Solicitor who specialises in supporting and bringing claims on behalf of clients who suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries, including spinal and brain injuries. He has a track record of securing six and seven-figure damages settlements for clients, alongside extensive rehabilitation packages which are provided from the earliest possible stage. Sam is highly experienced in securing interim payments – at times before liability has been admitted – to best benefit his clients, ensuring vital support can be financed and put in place. This involves coordinating the support of physiotherapists, medical specialists, dietitians and counsellors to deliver effective rehabilitation packages. Sam was shortlisted for the ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ award at the 2018 Claims Awards, recognising his dedication and commitment to securing the best and earliest possible rehabilitation of those he represents.

I deal with cases ranging from serious orthopaedic injuries to clients with severe brain injury, and my work has given me a clear understanding of the issues which affect my clients and their families. Having that sense of understanding is so important in what are often life-changing circumstances. I’m passionate about securing comprehensive rehabilitation packages for my clients at the earliest possible stage by completing the relevant assessments and working with insurers to agree interim payments. I maintain a positive attitude in what can be a quite challenge and stressful environment for the client, and I feel this is very important. They need positivity and someone who is determined to get the best result for them.

Significant Cases

I secured a £7.5m damages settlement for a man who was left in need of lifelong care and support after suffering a serious brain injury in a motorbike accident. The settlement will cover the cost of dedicated care professionals supporting him for the rest of his life, enabling him to live as independently as possible. A dedicated care package which has been put in place has brought peace of mind for the man’s parents, as they know he will have all the help and support he needs for the rest of his life.

I am currently supporting an inspirational lady who suffered serious injuries to include multiple orthopaedic fractures and internal major organs in a car crash. I have secured a substantial interim payment to enable my client to purchase a bungalow to enable her to live as independently at home as possible. As part of the case we have ensured a full rehabilitation plan, led by a dedicated case manager, is in place and being followed to provide an extensive package of physical, psychological and financial support, including home adaptations.

One of my longest-running cases has seen Hudgell Solicitors providing ongoing support to a father whose partner and daughter died in a car crash. The father was left caring for his son who was 15-months-old at the time and suffered a severe brain injury in the accident, and his older brother, who was four at the time. Continued home-based rehabilitation support has helped the youngest boy’s recovery, independence, educational development and his quality of life, whilst ongoing psychological support has been provided to the father and older child.

Other notable cases have included a securing £500,000 damages a long-term rehabilitation support package for a young man who suffered a serious leg break in a work accident.

I am currently acting on behalf of a client who has been left paraplegic to provide extensive support for him and his family as he continues with extensive rehabilitation following a road traffic accident. 

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • APIL Senior Litigator
  • Shortlisted for the ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ award at the 2018 Claims Awards
  • Finalist of Personal Injury Awards 2019 ‘Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year’

     

"The support we have had from Hudgell Solicitors and Samuel McFadyen has been fantastic, we couldn’t have coped without it. If we’ve needed any support at any stage, I’ve been able to call and the support has been provided, from care and counselling to a bit of financial help."

Samuel McFadyen, Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

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