Personal injury (PI) law falls under the law of tort. It involves civil law cases brought to obtain compensation for injuries sustained, to restore the injured person to the position they would have been in had the injury not happened. The subject matter varies considerably and can range from controversial, high-profile disasters to road traffic accidents to health and safety cases. A related specialised practice area of PI law is clinical negligence, which involves injuries suffered during medical procedures.
Attracted by the idea of working closely with clients, Nimmisha Aslam was always set on becoming a solicitor. After studying the LPC, she volunteered at the Birmingham TUC Centre for the Unemployed for a year and a half, advising clients who couldn't afford representation. It was this work experience that led her to become a paralegal at Russell-Cooke in 2012. In 2016, Nimmisha qualified into the personal injury team after applying for the SRA's equivalent means exemption scheme.
Nimmisha Aslam appears in LawCareers.Net discussing what attracted her to personal injury law. Read the full article on the LawCareers.Net website.
Nimmisha is an associate in the personal injury and clinical negligence team. Nimmisha advises clients on a range of claims, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, criminal injuries compensation authority claims, tripping accidents, dental claims and a variety of claims arising from clinical negligence against hospitals and doctors, including misdiagnosis of medical conditions, birth injuries and negligent operations. She also represents families at inquests and deals with accidents resulting in death and accidents whilst on holiday.