Worthingtons Solicitors

Claire joined Worthingtons in September 2007 as an apprentice, qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and was appointed Partner in July 2018.   She specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, acting for Plaintiffs/claimants in a wide range of cases in both the High Court and County Court.  Claire has a particular interest in birth injury cases and injuries caused to mother during childbirth as well as cases of surgical error.  She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society Clinical Negligence Practitioners’ Group.

Claire also acts in Commercial and Chancery actions, and in the past has acted for clients against architects, surveyors and building contractors as well as in boundary and land disputes.

Claire has been ranked as Up and Coming for Clinical Negligence by Chambers Guide 2020 and has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 and Next Generation Partners by Legal 500 for her expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence.

Claire McDaid has been dealing with my case which has not been an easy one. She is very thorough. Easy to talk to. Good personality. She makes time to listen to my point of view and worries. Always keeps me up to date with what is happening which is very important.

Career Highlights

  • Successfully resolved a £3.7m cerebral palsy case in late 2016 which had been abandoned by two other firms. Actively involved with the family and Office of Care and Protection as they continue to implement bespoke care package on behalf of the Plaintiff.
  • Acted against a leading laser eye clinic claiming damages for injury sustained to a client following insertion of intra-ocular lenses.
  • Involved in a number of ongoing cases concerning delay in diagnosis of cancer involving both local hospitals and GPs.

Claire McDaid's latest article

Review of urology patients announced within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust

While the Department of Health continues its investigation into the treatment of patients by Dr Michael Watt, Consultant Neurologist, a further review of patient care has been announced, this time in...

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