More about Nicola Simmons
Nicola has over 30 years’ experience working for those who have suffered accidents at work, in a public place, in schools, or on our roads and highways.
She specialises in working for victims of catastrophic injury who have lower and upper limb amputations, and traumatic brain injury cases.
Nicki fights to ensure that all her clients gain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled leaving no stone unturned. Nicki is empathic and builds strong connections with her clients with the highest standards of client care.
As one of her clients has said “Nicki is not just a solicitor to us, she is very much more. She has changed our lives more that she will ever realise… she is an invaluable asset to anybody lucky to have her in their corner” LG,2022.
Nicki is a strong combination of tenacity and determination together with a big heart.
Nicki was recognised in Business Today in the Top 10 Influential North West Personal Injury Lawyers 2023.
She has been consistently recognised in the Chambers directory .
Chambers Directory 2022 “Nicola Simmons is hugely impressive. She makes a huge difference in a difficult claim.”
Chambers Directory 2021 “Nicola has all the attributes of a fantastic claimant solicitor. She is highly intelligent and definitely goes the extra mile for her clients”.
She recently fought for a client who was riding his bicycle when a car driving in the opposite direction lost control colliding with her client and as a result, he suffered a below the knee amputation.1 year post accident he was offered £1 million settlement. Nicola rejected this offer. She instructed a case manager with a specialism in amputee cases and together they worked tirelessly on their client’s rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation is always a priority for Nicki, and it is her ethos that no catastrophic injury case is successfully concluded without successful rehabilitation that drives her success.
She obtained significant interim payments through contested applications to fund this. She secured adapted living accommodation and 6 different prostheses to include the battery powered Empower from USA.
She took the matter to a Joint Settlement Meeting where she rejected £3.7 million.
She proceeded to a mediation where she secured £4,75 million where the mediator personally commented on the excellent preparation of the case and the quality of the witness statements and evidence produced to secure this result.
Following the passing of her beloved daughter Hannah, Nicki has founded a charity ‘The Hannah Whitley Foundation’, to support those in our community who are bereaved or suffering from mental illness through yoga and meditation.