Worthingtons Solicitors

Claire McDaid

Litigation & Medical Negligence

Chambers | Ranked Lawyer 2023

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 in Band 3 for Clinical Negligence by Chambers Guide 2023.

Claire McDaid is well versed in handling cases involving cerebral palsy and delayed cancer diagnosis, as well as obstetric mandates. Chambers UK 2023

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

Update to Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Northern Ireland

Worthingtons Solicitors welcome the release of the Sixth Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Northern Ireland. The JSB Guidelines, more...

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