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Katie Plappert

Senior Associate Litigation Executive

Katie Plappert is a senior associate litigation executive in the personal injury department at Stephensons.

Katie began her career in 2005 as a clerical assistant in the probate department before making the move to the busy conveyancing team as a case manager.

Katie went on to join the personal injury team in 2009 and has gained a wealth of experience in all areas of personal injury law. She was appointed an associate in 2018 and senior associate in 2022.

Katie has an extensive knowledge of personal injury law and regularly acts for clients in a wide variety of claims, including high value road traffic accident, accidents at work, in public places, as well as industrial disease claims including asbestos and noise induced hearing loss. Katie deals with a varied case load incorporating fast track, intermediary and multi-track claims, regularly settling claims with a value of £50,000 - £100,000.00. She provides valuable advice to her clients, listening to their individual needs to deliver excellent outcomes, both in terms of liability and quantum.

Areas of specialism

  • Personal injury
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Credit hire claims
  • Industrial disease claims
  • Liability disputes
  • Uninsured loss recovery and complex claims for loss of earnings
  • Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) claims
  • Child accident claims

Katie specialises in road traffic accident claims acting for all victims, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, horse riders, e-scooter riders, and drivers and passengers involved in serious vehicle collisions.

Cases of note

Katie secured an award of £70,000 for a cyclist client who was a victim of a road traffic accident involving an Untraced Driver. He suffered significant injuries as a result, which affected his capacity for work and day to day life. The claim was submitted against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). Medical evidence was obtained from multiple experts including orthopaedic, spinal, and psychiatric. All potential heads of loss were carefully considered to ensure our client received the right level of compensation. 

Katie secured an award of £75,000 on behalf of a road traffic accident victim. As a result of the accident the client sustained injury to his lower back which advanced on the onset of symptoms associated with constitutional degenerative changes by a period of four to five years. The settlement included a significant sum for potential future loss of earnings as the client would be disadvantaged on the open labour market as a result of his injuries.

Katie secured an award of £37,085 or a client who sadly passed away due to asbestos exposure. The claim was brought on behalf of his estate by a family member. Liability was denied and court proceedings were issued. Ultimately it was found that the clamant had suffered a number of asbestos related diseases such as diffuse pleural thickening associated with pulmonary fibrosis, and his life expectancy had been reduced by three years. Expert evidence was obtained and the claim was settled before trial.

Katie acted for a child who was seven years old at the time of the accident, and 14 at the date of trial. She injured her knee in a public park and suffered a laceration to her knee. She developed lethargy and fever over the coming days and was admitted to hospital with septic arthritis and referred for surgery. She underwent two procedures for knee wash-out and also developed pneumonia, therefore she was admitted to the intensive care unit for one day. Thankfully she made a good recovery but was left with multiple scars to her knee. She also suffered symptoms of anxiety. Liability was admitted at an early stage but the value of the claim was heavily in dispute. Medical evidence was obtained from multiple types of expert including orthopaedic, psychological and a plastic surgeon. A settlement could not be agreed before trial and a hearing went ahead in respect of the correct level of damages. The Judge found in favour of our client and awarded £25,174, taking into account the serious nature of this injury. Read full case study.

What client's think

"Your operatives, Katie Plappert and Kathryn Horton have been efficient, responsive and helpful throughout this lengthy procedure. I would like,once again ,to thank them both." - View from a satisfied client

"I dealt with Katie Plappert... who was always very clear and great communicator... she was always able to answer my questions and guide me through a process that I, personally, found quite challenging to go through. She was calm and informed - perfect."

"Katie Plappert in the personal injury team dealt with my claim, she discussed everything with me and was unbelievably quick! She went above and beyond to support me and give me the necessary advice. I would not recommend anyone else."

"I would like to highlight  that the level of service that I received from Katie Plappert, the associate litigation executive was fantastic, keeping me continuously updated with the progress of my case and the swiftness in which she concluded the matter was far beyond my expectations. I would very much recommend Stephensons Solicitors and especially Katie to all."

“Thank you for handling my claim so efficiently and for securing the level of compensation that you did for me. I would happily recommend Stephensons to anyone!”

“Thank you so much for everything you have done. I can’t thank you enough… you have made an old woman happy”.

“Stephensons took all the stress off my shoulders after my accident. They were very professional & caring, I would like to thank Katie Plappert who helped me out with every email or question I had sent. I would highly recommend using their services. Thank you Katie, You were a pleasure to deal with! Thank you!”

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