Personal Injury Paralegal of the Month: Denise Doherty
Denise Doherty is a Senior Paralegal in our Personal Injury team. Denise joined us in 2018 and is experienced in helping injured people through various types of injury claims, allowing them to get their lives back on track as best as possible. As our Personal Injury Paralegal of the Month, Denise tells us more about herself and her career.
Which areas of the law do you specialise in?
I deal with a variety of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public and occupiers liability cases. I also manage cases against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
What do you enjoy about your work?
I enjoy helping my clients through a difficult time in their lives by providing support through clear advice and guidance. It is also satisfying when I can say goodbye to a client knowing that we have achieved a settlement for them that will make a real difference to them.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Every settlement reached is a highlight for me as I have been able to make a difference for those clients and they are able to move on with their lives. One of my most memorable settlements was assisting on case where a 90 year old client got knocked over by a moped as the passenger attempted to steal his mobile phone whilst at a pedestrian crossing. The client had gone from being a successful accountant, enjoying a full independent social life to not being able to walk without a frame. Getting him the right help and support so he could enjoy his independence again was great.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Hodge Jones & Allen?
I work with amazing talented colleagues who are very supportive and work hard to achieve the best results for their client’s. Hodge Jones & Allen encourage a work-life balance and it is a very positive place to work.
Can you tell us about the most interesting case you’ve worked on recently?
I recently settled a claim where a client was spectating at a motocross event when one of the racers hit a jump and came straight through the fence and hit the client. He suffered from significant physical and psychiatric injuries.
Lastly, when you’re not at work, what do you like to get up to?
When I am not at work, I am usually found on the football field. I enjoy playing Gaelic football and compete in league and championship games on the weekends. I also love socialising with my friends and family.