Chartered Legal Executive
Victoria is a Chartered Legal Executive in our serious injury team, with over 26 years of experience. She represents clients who have suffered catastrophic life changing injuries, provides support throughout the litigation process and through rehabilitation wherever possible. She uses her expertise and years of experience to improve the lives of those impacted by a serious injury.
Victoria is driven by her passion to help people. Building a strong relationship with her clients and by extension, their family, allows Victoria to gain a deeper understanding and connection to them as a human being. This enables her to be the best possible legal advocate she can to people. She has a vast wealth of knowledge working on claims involving road traffic accidents, public liability and traumatic amputations. No two cases are the same and that’s why Victoria loves what she does, as she learns something new with every case she works on. Additionally, working within our excellent team of legal professionals, where knowledge experiences and learnings are mutually shared, Victoria ensures that our clients receive the best possible service at all times. She also enjoys mentoring less experienced members of the team, seeing their skills develop to become the best that they can be.
“I have recently completed instructions on a complex personal injury case from Victoria Martin. I felt compelled to write a note as testament to the delight that it was to work with her. At every stage of the case, Victoria was personable, approachable, professional and exceptionally well organised. What struck me most, however, was how caring and compassionate she was towards her client. It was evident that Victoria was going the extra mile for her client at every stage of a very complex, traumatic and arduous journey.”
“ I would have no hesitation in receiving instructions in other cases again from her but also, would have no hesitation in recommending Victoria in a professional capacity to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of requiring legal representation. I know that Victoria would be an outstanding advocate on their behalf. ”
“We would like to thank you for your continued support, patience and hard work. The past five years have been an extremely difficult time for us, and your advice and empathy has really helped us along the way. We are so grateful that we can now move forward. ”
Notable Settled Cases
Claimant was previously offered £10k to settle a claim. He was experiencing significant PTSD following a non-fault road traffic collision, believing the other driver had been killed. The PTSD led to substance misuse, gambling and an abusive relationship that resulted in a term of imprisonment. Victoria took over the case, managed to engage the client and encourage him to re-consider therapy. With Victoria and the therapists support, the claimant completed treatment, re-connected with his partner and found new employment after being out of work for over 4 years. A final settlement in the regions of £150k was awarded.
DW v Truck
The claimant, aged 60 years and an existing below left knee amputee, was ran over by a reversing waste truck. The vehicle pulled him under the wheels of a truck, trapping and crushing both legs. Following attempts by the treating surgeons to keep the remaining leg, he required a further below knee amputation to the right leg. The claimant, now being as a bi-lateral amputee, required extensive rehabilitation which was funded under the code at Steps Rehabilitation in Sheffield. A settlement of £1 million was secured before legal proceedings were issued.
F v L
53 year old male sustained multiple serious injuries in car vs motorbike collision. The client endured multiple surgeries, skin grafts which resulted in respective surgical complications and infections, along with severe pain and discomfort. Our client had been a delivery driver prior to incident and could no longer fulfil his role. Due to the nature of the job, the employer could not facilitate a return to work either. A settlement of £425,000,000 was negotiated for the client.
A 17 year old boy suffered a traumatic amputation of three-quarters of his dominant hand, in an industrial accident. Victoria spent four years on the case, where she secured an interim payment of £100,000. This ensured the client was set up to trial his functional hand during the litigation process, meaning a future claim for functional prosthetics could be secured.
JH v ANON
Young man suffered significant facial fractures when a gas cannister blew up in his face, losing a lot of teeth and cutting through the lips and into the chin, leaving significant scarring and related mental health issues. Settlement of £200k was agreed for dental repairs, along with damages and future losses.