Steve Whiteside

Senior Solicitor

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An accident can change a person’s life forever and my responsibility is to do all I can to help my clients make the best possible recovery.

It’s crucial I provide them, and their families, with all the essential advice they’ll need; from obtaining the best possible compensation to becoming involved with their treatment and rehabilitation and crucially, ensure they feel confident about their future health and finances.

Get to Know Steve

Steve is a serious injury senior solicitor with over 15 yearsexperience in helping compensate the victims of negligence.

Steve joined Hudgell Solicitors in 2021 and quickly became a key member of the Serious Injury team. He acts for a variety of Claimants who have suffered substantial loss, be it physical and/or psychological, following road accidents, at work or in a public place.

Steve is committed to client care and will always go above and beyond to offer his clients a personal service.
His caseload includes clients who have suffered brain injuries, spinal injuries, chronic pain, hearing loss and psychiatric disorders.

He regularly instructs rehabilitation case management companies so that his client’s immediate treatment needs and requirements can be assessed and dealt with without delay. Steve has acted for a number of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.

Steve generally deals with claims worth in the region of £50,000 – £500,000.

Career Highlights

I acted for a client who suffered a horrendous crushing injury to his leg whilst at work resulting in a below-knee amputation. Liability for the accident was disputed and the claim was complex in nature. My client was left with significant concerns about his general health and mobility as well as his future finances. I was able to negotiate of settlement in the region of £350,000 in addition to arranging widescale adaptations to his home to include moving his bedroom and bathroom downstairs and ensuring that all parts of his home remained as accessible as possible.

I also represented a client who suffered brain and spinal injuries after falling from a dangerously built wall. My client sued the local council for negligence and had concerns over his ability to return to full-time work. The claim was successful and settled at £180,000, providing my client with crucial security and reassurances for the future.

Recently I have acted for a number of secondary psychiatric victims who, although they were not directly involved in an accident, as relatives who arrived at the scene soon afterwards they suffered serious psychological injuries as a result of what they saw. These have been extremely challenging, but ultimately rewarding cases.

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