Shahram has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury law over the past 20 years. However, his main areas of expertise are claims concerning those who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
Shahram is currently instructed in a number of significant and high profile claims:
Notable Personal Injury cases
Y (A Child) v. AS Ltd
Child claimant sustained traumatic brain injury when hit by a car on a busy road. Liability has been compromised and approved by the High Court. Quantum remains to be determined once the clamant has reached 18 due to further developments of her brain.
M (A Child) v. EKRCC Ltd
Child claimant sustained traumatic brain injury when hit by a car as he attempted to cross at a designated crossing. Accident was unwitnessed and the claimant was unable to recall events due to his brain injury. Liability has recently been compromised and the claimant is receiving intensive rehabilitation in order to ascertain the extent of his injury.
L (A Protected Party) v. H
Claimant on his way to work sustained traumatic brain injury and significant orthopaedic injuries when the defendant drove his car nearly five times the speed limit for the road. Liability compromised in light of forensic police investigation and reconstruction. Rehabilitation is ongoing and medical evidence is due to be finalised by the end of 2021 with a view to a settlement hearing proceeding sometime in 2022.
K (A Protected Party) v. R
Claimant driver of a car sustained traumatic brain injury when his car slid on mud by a farm and swerved off the road and into the forks of a tractor. Liability is denied and a split trial is due to take place at the end of 2021.
C (A Protected Party) v. S&SH NHS Trust
Elderly visitor to hospital fell off defective chair and hit his head sustaining severe haemorrhaging on the brain. The claimant was placed in an induced coma and has a minimally conscious state. Breach of duty has been established, though causation and professional care needs and life expectancy are in issue. Trial is expected in mid-2022.
D (A Protected Party) v. (1) H (2) MIB
Claimant passenger on a quadbike that lost control and collided into the back of a parked van. Claimant was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe brain injury with personality change. Quadbike was uninsured at the time. Liability denied by the defendants who claim that claimant knew about the lack of insurance and therefore is not entitled to recover damages under the MIB agreement. Split trial on breach and legal interpretation of the MIB agreement listed to take place at the end of 2021.
U (A Protected Party) v. G
Innocent cyclist sustained traumatic spinal and other catastrophic orthopaedic injuries when a car veered onto the opposite side of the road and collided with him at over 30mph. Split trial listed towards the end of 2021 as defendant claims to have spontaneously lost consciousness. Leading experts in the field of syncope instructed.
V v. CEH Ltd
Maintenance worker fell from over 30m through a gap in an overhead crane landing on the dock floor sustaining catastrophic spinal as well as other significant orthopaedic injuries. Liability is denied and much will turn on expert engineering evidence regarding the presence of the gap in light of age and design of the crane.
H v. J
Elite athlete who was part of the Great Britain Taekwondo team injured by an emerging vehicle whilst on a recovery run after a major championship. Sustained significant and limb-threatening injury to his leg. Forced to retire from the sport and unable to fulfil dream of going to the Olympics in 2021. Devastating impact on the claimant’s life and emotional well-being. Future employment prospects are uncertain. Trial due to take place at the end of 2021.
A (deceased) v. A Limited t/a A Flight Training 
Claim brought for financial dependancy by the family of a trainee commercial pilot who was killed in an accident whilst on a training flight. Liability admitted and judgement entered with damages to be assessed at trial at the end of 2021. Complex evidential issues surrounding the career progression of an airline pilot in light of the Covid pandemic.
Low (A Protected Party) v. O’Connor 
Road traffic accident causing traumatic brain injury and other significant orthopaedic injuries. Claimant required life-long care and support with childcare in order to remain living at home with her children. Court approved a substantial seven figure settlement lump sum.
Sam Bryant v. Obee 
Passenger in a vehicle sustained traumatic brain injury when the defendant driver lost control and collided with a tree before ending up in a ditch. Claimant and other passengers were rescued after many hours of being trapped in the car. Claimant recovered substantial damages which provided financial security.
Chalmers v. House of Goodness 
Accident at work where a pallet fell on the claimant’s head from height causing traumatic brain and orthopaedic injuries. Claimant had lived and worked in a church commune all of his adult life but was required to move away due to the accident. Claimant received significant settlement to provide for his accommodation in a protected environment as well as his care and rehabilitation needs in the future.
Palizban (A Protected Party) v. Protech (UK) Ltd  EWHC (QB)
Accident at work (fall from height) causing traumatic brain injury with personality change. Claimant established liability against the defendant and received substantial damages which permitted him to stop working and concentrate on his rehabilitation. With the financial security provided by the compensation the claimant’s quality of life was substantially improved.
Appleton (A Protected Party) v. University of Cambridge 
Subtle traumatic brain injury at work which gave rise to a change in personality such that the claimant was unable to communicate with those around her. Medical evidence was supportive on causative link between accident and impact on claimant. A substantial settlement was approved by the Court which allowed the claimant’s Deputy to invest her damages and plan for her life-long needs
Ma v. Saghir 
Traumatic brain injury suffered by shipping broker who was run down on his way from watching Manchester United at Old Trafford. Whilst able to return to his pre-accident career path, his chances of onward promotion and quality of life had significantly reduced. He was awarded substantial damages on account of his lost career opportunity and in order to enhance his quality of life.
Hancock v. Mohamud & Ors 
Speeding driver who caused a multi-vehicle collision himself sustained traumatic brain injury as well as serious orthopaedic injuries. Advantageous settlement was negotiated on liability and damages notwithstanding speed being the main causative issue in the collision.
Trussler v. Morrison 
World renowned hovercraft pilot sustained a severe spinal injury which meant that he was unable to continue in the profession. His ability to apply his skills in another field was so limited that he was likely to have to retire early from a job that he loved. Substantial damages were awarded to the claimant on account of the loss of career.
Pilefouroosh v. (1) Medfood London Ltd (2) Sunley Farms Ltd 
Passenger in a van that collided with another vehicle at 80mph. Claimant sustained catastrophic spinal cord injuries. The force of the collision dislodged her seatbelt. However, allegations of contributory negligence were dismissed. Claimant recovered substantial damages as she was required professional care, aids and equipment for life.
Monk v. Lady Gordon-Lennox 
Former serviceman who had retrained and was a senior executives at a multinational service provider sustained a spinal cord injury when he was knocked off his bicycle by the defendant. The claimant’s career path was substantially altered due to his injuries. After exchange of medical and employment expert evidence settlement achieved for near full value.