Frances acts for clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, here are some examples of her work:
A client who had been badly assaulted, resulting in a brain injury, applied to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for compensation. He was initially offered £5,000. Frances assisted the client with an appeal to the CICA which eventually resulted in the client being awarded in excess of £120,000 for his injuries.
A client sustained serious lacerations to her arm after slipping and falling on broken glass in a nightclub. The client was left with permanent scarring. There was a complex network of companies involved in the nightclub therefore establishing the correct Defendant was difficult. Frances was able to unravel the complexities and establish the correct Defendant and when liability continued to be denied court proceedings were issued. Liability was subsequently admitted and Frances negotiated a settlement without the need to go to trial.
A client sustained whiplash injuries in a low velocity Road Traffic Accident. However the client did not recover as expected and therefore Frances continued her investigation by instructing additional experts. Frances then requested an interim payment and assisted the client to arrange the recommended rehabilitation. The case settled for £80,000.
I am really happy with all the service and help I have been provided by Frances. Everything was fast paced and I really appreciate the outcome that was achieved. Miss E
Areas of Expertise
Mr B was involved in a road traffic accident whilst cycling along a country lane. The Defendant performed a dangerous manoeuvre and attempted to overtake Mr B but as the road was very narrow this manoeuvre placed Mr B in a vulnerable position. The Defendant failed to leave adequate space as required by the Highway Code when overtaking a vulnerable road user such as a cyclist.
The Defendant then completed the manoeuvre and then without warning stopped in front of Mr B causing Mr B to collide with the vehicle.
Mr B sustained facial injuries and required surgery.
The Defendant made an offer of settlement and after negotiations Frances secured a £10,000 increase on this offer. Mr B accepted the increased offer and the claim settled
What others say
“This was a long drawn out case with the third party trying to raise as many obstructions/obstacles as possible, however as the saying goes; the ‘the truth will out’ and in this case, with the tenacity and hard work of Trethowans, specifically Frances Gillett, this has proved to be the case. Thank you.” Mrs L
Away from the office
Frances lives in Dorset with her husband and two young children. Frances and her husband love old properties and are currently restoring their Grade II Listed Dorset Long House.
Frances and her family also enjoy sea kayaking during the warmer months of the year.