I am a Paralegal in the Personal Injury Team, specialising in handling road traffic accidents, accidents at work and slipping and tripping accidents on behalf of injured Claimants. I also assist more senior team members to progress more complex cases.
I advise clients on all aspects of pursuing a personal injury claim from start to finish. I am happy to travel and visit clients wherever is convenient for them, including their home or office.
I have a Paralegal Diploma in Personal Injury Law and am a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.
"Since my first meeting with Katherine Knapman I knew instantly that I was in the right place. After a wasted year of waiting from another law firm, Katherine was extremely prompt and handled my case in a very professional manner and got a brilliant end result for me. Can I say how grateful to her I am , and all at Trethowans." - Client
Areas of Expertise
Mr H was involved in a road traffic accident in October 2014 when his car was hit head on by another vehicle. The insurers for other driver’s vehicle admitted liability for the accident.
Mr H sustained severe whiplash and soft tissue injuries to his neck and back. He underwent chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy treatment. The Claimant continued to suffer ongoing neck pain and symptoms as a result of the accident. Medical reports were obtained from a GP expert and a Spinal Surgeon.
At the time of the accident Mr H was working as a self-employed heating engineer. His ongoing neck symptoms were aggravated by his work and he was not able to fully undertake all the manual tasks
required and subsequently sustained a loss of income. He changed jobs to become a Police Officer but was unable to cope with the physical demands of this job due to his ongoing neck symptoms. He
has returned to doing less manual self-employed work.
A Barrister was involved in Mr H’s case to advise on the medical evidence and loss of income. Court proceedings were commenced to enable Mr H to continue with his claim beyond the 3 year time limit.
Mr H’s case successfully settled for £30,000 plus payment of his legal costs and disbursements. The settlement included compensation for his injuries, pain and suffering and his financial losses.
“I was given clear instructions as to what was expected of me to ensure my case was successful. My expectations of my claim were managed well and I was always kept informed of all possible outcomes. Ms Knapman was always very professional, supportive and understanding which gave me great confidence in her abillity. My claim took many different paths over the years but each step was dealt with clearly and I was always kept up to date. I met several times with Ms Knapman and my Barrister and was impressed with how they explained the legal elements of my case. Overall I am very happy with the outcome of my claim and would highly recommend Trethowans and Ms Knapman.”
What others say
“I would like to thank Katherine for her exceptional work on my case, she was very clear and patient in explaining the details of my case and making sure I knew exactly what was happening at each stage. I would highly recommend Katherine and Trethowans for anyone looking for a solicitor. They are, from my experience, very professional, informative and approachable, something that made my case pass as smoothly as possible.” – Client
“A first class service carried out by a highly supportive and personable solicitor” – Miss P
Away from the office
I live with my husband and two young children and enjoy walking in the New Forest and socialising with friends and family. I am also a Governor of my son’s school.