Catherine Hyde, Coodes Solicitors

Catherine Hyde

Chartered Legal Executive

Specialist Areas

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Fatal accidents
  • Secondary victim claims
  • Highway trip and slip claims
  • Public liability claims
  • Brain and head injury claims
  • Life changing injury claims
  • Amputation and loss of limb claims
  • Accidents resulting in loss of senses
  • Spinal, spinal cord and back injury claims
  • Accidents at work
  • Falling from height accidents
  • Health and Safety related accidents
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
  • Animal injury claims
  • Dental injury claims
  • Delay in diagnoses of treatment of fractures
  • Birth injury claims


Catherine has over 10 years experience in dealing with personal injury claims and in that time has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive.

Catherine has a broad range of experience in dealing with low value as well as high value personal injury claims.  She is sympathetic and supports her clients through the claims process and aims to make it as stress free as possible by updating her clients on the process of their claims on a regular basis and being available to discuss any concerns with her clients over the phone or in person at one of Coodes’ local offices.

Catherine puts her clients at the forefront by obtaining early rehabilitation to help them get their lives back on track.

She endeavours to obtain the highest possible settlements for her clients.

In addition to her personal injury work, Catherine also has experience in dealing with clinical negligence claims.  She also works closely with Rachel and Julie on high value and complex clinical negligence claims.

Catherine has a high success rate in settling claims for clients in a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Recent case: Fractured pelvis injuries … Read more

Catherine advised and achieved a settlement of £10,000 for a client who sustained a fracture to his pelvis and other injuries when a dartboard fell on him which struck his head rendering him unconscious.

Recent case: Injuries to pedestrian … Read more

Catherine negotiated an early settlement of £15,000 for a client who was a pedestrian. She was injured when a driver failed to stop and collided with her, causing two fractures to her knee and bruising to her thigh.

Recent case: Crushed leg injuries … Read more

Catherine achieved a settlement of £17,500 for a client whose husband crushed her leg between two vehicles when he was reversing into a car parking space.

Recent case: Pelvic injuries following road traffic collision … Read more

Catherine advised on a case where a client suffered three fractures to her pelvis, as well as bruising and lacerations, after being hit by a car and achieved a settlement of £40,000.

Recent case: Severe soft tissue injury claim … Read more

Catherine advised and obtained damages of £55,000 for our client who sustained a severe soft tissue injury to his shoulder following an accident at work.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Chartered Legal Executive since July 2019
  • Accredited Portal Claims Handler with APIL
  • APIL accredited Senior Litigator