Fieldfisher works with press to highlight tragedy of Westminster attack
Fieldfisher's personal injury team is representing most of the victims injured in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack in March 2017 in ongoing civil claims.
On behalf of clients, the team discussed issues surrounding the aftermath of the attack with the press and how we are accessing funds to pay for physical and psychological rehabilitation for those injured. We have previously criticised the paucity of the government's compensation scheme for victims of violence, CICA, which the government has recently announced will be overhauled.
Keith Barrett and clients Travis Frain and Andrei Burnaz spoke to the Observer's home affairs editor about dissatisfaction with the treatment of victims since the attack.
We then offered comment on the negative impact of photographs and social media on our clients, which was reported in more than 50 publications, including the Evening Standard, the Press Association and ITV.com.
At the end of the inquest, Jill Greenfield spoke on Sky News, BBC Vanessa Feltz and BBC News at 10 about the importance of providing financial support to victims of the attack to prevent terrorism adding economic injury to the physical and emotional damage it wreaks.
She also highlighted the importance of foreign victims who have returned home understanding that they can still claim against the insurers of the vehicle driven by Masood. Several were previously given wrong information by their embassies.