Richard currently heads a department in employers’ liability and road traffic accident claims predominantly working with the Polish speaking community.
He has more than 30 years' experience in road traffic accident claims, initially acting for a number of insurance companies, but now working solely for claimants. He has worked for more than 15 years with individuals and prides himself on being able to help his clients receive access to justice and the personal injury compensation they deserve.
Richard says, "I feel that my role is important and worthwhile as we are often approached by completely innocent victims of accidents who have sustained injury (sometimes life changing) through no fault of their own. Whilst money can never compensate for the injury and ramifications of that injury, we can often help not only by securing appropriate damages but also by arranging medical investigations and treatment such as rehabilitation in an attempt to effect an early recovery from the injury sustained.
" In large cases it is particularly rewarding to know that you have secured your client's future so that whilst they may still have significant injuries to cope with, at least they will not have to worry about financial problems as well."
Richard acted for a Polish client who had fallen in the street while attempting to avoid a pothole in the road. The claimant had previously injured his knee which, at the time, required him to seek alternative employment. While still hampered by the knee injury, he then injured his back. The client was subsequently in and out of employment and struggled due to a combination of the knee and back symptoms. On the day of the pedestrian accident the claimant's knee gave way and the fall resulted in a broken collarbone. Later, he had further knee surgery followed by rehabilitation therapy.
The case was complex as there were a number of issues and an overlap in the loss of earnings claim. However, Richard recovered £60,000 in damages for his client.
" The personal injury case Seth Lovis & Co handled for me was dealt with in a very professional manner, and I was treated with great respect and sympathy by Richard Donovan and his team. I have no hesitation in recommending Seth Lovis & Co and would definitely use them again. Thank you for a successful outcome." Road Traffic Accident claimant who received £45,000 in compensation.
Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
1974 - 1980 Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School
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