Managing Director and Joint Head of Personal Injury
Achieving £6 million for a client who suffered a serious brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident.
After qualifying in the early 1990s and reaching the position of associate partner, Jason joined Ward & Rider in 1999. He became a partner in 2000 and is now Managing Director and Joint Head of the Personal Injury Department.
Jason deals with all types of claims, ranging from those worth a few thousand pounds to those worth millions of pounds. He has a wide breadth of experience and enjoys challenging cases.
Jason has been involved in the Motor Accidents Solicitors Society (known as MASS) for the last thirteen years. This has included five years as the West Midlands Regional Coordinator for MASS. MASS is a specialist organisation for solicitors who act for injured Claimants as a result of road traffic accidents. He is also one of the very few lawyers in the West Midlands who are recognised specialists in brain injury cases and he is a member of Headway.
Jason states: “I like to demystify and simplify every aspect of making a claim. I want to make sure that I take the strain of the claims process rather than my clients. I have always greatly enjoyed meeting and dealing with a whole range of diverse individuals. I came into the profession hoping to make a difference to people who had been injured. I have held this principle dear for the last couple of decades and believe this will remain with me throughout the rest of my (hopefully) lengthy legal career.”
Jason also comments: “I am proud to be a member of the charity Headway. This is a specialist organisation for Claimants and their families who have been unfortunate enough to have suffered significant head injuries. I am used to dealing with individuals who have suffered modest to catastrophic brain injury. I am also used to helping people whose compensation ranges from a few thousand pounds to multi million pound settlements, irrespective of whether they have been caused by road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping or slipping claims or claims for medical negligence.”
In his spare time Jason enjoys watching sport, particularly rugby, although his days of playing have now ended. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Cases of note for Jason over the last decade include the following:-
- £90,000 for an elderly lady who was knocked down as a consequence of a road traffic accident (this would be the equivalent of £180,000 on a full liability basis)
- £125,000 for a motorcyclist who was injured
- £300,000 for a Claimant who suffered a sporting injury
- £6 million for a client with a serious brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident
- £2.67 million for a client who suffered a catastrophic head injury with substantial complications on liability
- £450,000 for an individual who suffered soft tissue injuries in a road traffic accident which curtailed her career
- £400,000 for a client who suffered back injuries as a result of a road traffic accident
- £300,644 for a client who was injured in a road traffic accident, where her career was affected
- £287,706 for an individual who was injured at work
- £275,000 for a client who suffered a modest brain injury
- £250,000 for an individual who suffered a modest brain injury and orthopaedic injuries as a result of a road traffic accident (over £1m on a full liability basis)
- £187,924 for a client who suffered a psychological injury as a result of her road traffic accident, which affected her career
- £175,000 for an individual who suffered trauma-induced fibromyalgia as a result of a road traffic accident
- £105,000 for an individual who suffered a broken ankle whilst at work
- £100,000 for a stay at home Mum who suffered soft tissue injuries which affected her ability to undertake everyday tasks at home