Legal expertise is not enough when dealing with a client who was involved in an accident. As a representative, you must have a practical attitude and be able to work with other experts such as medical experts or experts in human resources. Being a good listener is very important in my profession. An accident can turn someone's life upside down.
You need courage and perseverance to take decisions in complex matters, such as permanent injuries after an operation that wasn’t performed well. In more simple cases, it’s also a good idea to hire an expert to get to the best solution. As a victim, you already have enough on your mind and you probably lack legal expertise.
I have extensive experience in various areas of law. This comes in handy in the personal injury practice I work in. Experience with work disability law and employment law, as well as experience with the WMO (Social Support Act) is an added value. After all, an accident often also has consequences for your work, or you may have to deal with disability benefits.
Karin studied Dutch Law at the University of Groningen, with a specialisation in Personal Injury and Occupational Illnesses. Karin has been working as a lawyer since 2005. In 2019, Karin completed the Personal Injury course at the Academy of Legal Practice.