Accident at work
Accident in a public place
Spinal cord injury
Trip or slip
About Ben Posford
Ben Posford is one of the country’s leading lawyers acting for claimants with injuries of the utmost severity, to include brain damage, paralysis, fatal accidents, amputations and other multi-million pound compensation claims. He is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 both for personal injury and clinical negligence, and listed as a ‘Top Ranked Individual’ (band one) in Chambers & Partners.
As well as acting in matters of the utmost severity, Ben also heads up a department of senior lawyers handling catastrophic injury claims, to include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fatalities, amputations and medical negligence.
Ben has a special interest in early rehabilitation issues for the seriously injured, and has particular specialties in complex employers liability and other complex liability disputes. As sources describe the department, "they are an exceptional outfit; they take on difficult cases, fight hard and win". (Chambers UK 2019)
Ben regularly contributes to the national media on issues such as health and safety measures and employers’ liability for fatalities in the workplace. He has forthright views about the rights of people who are injured or killed through no fault of their own, and fights tirelessly and robustly to uphold his clients' rights to compensation.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and the elected Secretary of APIL’s National Damages Special Interest Group. Ben is also an APIL accredited specialist in his key areas of law and an assessor for those accreditation schemes.
Ben is very approachable, and always happy to discuss and explain the law to individuals who are unsure whether they are able to bring a claim or not, either in person or over the telephone.
Independent Legal Directory Recommendations:
Chambers & Partners rank Ben as a leading individual (top ranked), in which he has been variously described as "an incredibly experienced catastrophic injury practitioner who is adept at handling complex brain and spinal cord injuries"... "he couples meticulous legal skills with a hugely personable manner with clients and opponents"... a "fantastic lawyer"... "having an unusual level of knowledge of the intricacies of procedure and substantive law"... "one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around".
The Legal 500 directory also ranks Ben Posford as a recommended lawyer in the fields of both clinical negligence and personal injury. Commentators have been quoted as saying "Ben Posford knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients"... "Ben Posford is tactically astute and one of the best personal injury solicitors around"... "Ben Posford is exceptional, and a real expert in the field of catastrophic injury"... "he finds angles other lawyers miss and fights incredibly hard for his clients"... "‘Star performer’ Ben Posford is ‘a dynamic and impressive’ solicitor who takes ‘a creative and dedicated approach to claims of the utmost complexity’; he specialises in catastrophic injury claims, including complex spinal cord injury and cauda equina cases."
Memberships and Accreditations:
~ Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
~ Accredited APIL Brain Injury & Fatal Accidents Specialist & Assessor
~ Spinal Injuries Association - Approved Solicitor (Gold)
~ Headway - the brain injury association - Approved Solicitor (& Corporate Sponsor)
~ Brain Injury Group - Approved Solicitor
~ Secretary of APIL’s Damages Special Interest Group
~ The Law Society of England & Wales (Solicitor)
"Ben Posford has supported and guided us through easily the most traumatic event in our lives with a compassion and empathy that has been unwavering. He has without exception put our daughter (his client) first in all discussions and deliberations and I cannot think of a single occasion where he has not been immediately available to us either by phone or email, which has inspired enormous confidence in him and in your firm for enabling him to support his clients in this manner. His commitment to our family has been a credit both to him and his firm…"
"He was literally there as my rock in the eye of the storm and his approach helped me so much to cope…"
"Absolutely nothing escaped him. He read, considered and commented on everything that was put before him, and that was immensely reassuring as he showed so many times how absolutely ‘on the ball’ he was – that he knew his stuff and that we were in safe hands… We are very proud to say that Ben represented our daughter and achieved a new beginning for her. She now looks forward to the future with genuine happiness and hope after an accident that left her feeling that there was no hope or meaningful future. There is no price tag that we would not have paid for that and will always be indebted to Ben for it. A heart-felt thank you."
Personal: Ben lives in Kent, and works in London.