Sean Francis Ryan

Sean Francis Ryan Industrial Disease Solicitor


I am a practising solicitor with nearly 18 years post qualification experience.

I have managed large caseloads of personal injury claims involving industrial disease (noise induced hearing loss and control of substances hazardous to health), road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability.

I have also handled many cross-border claims and speak reasonably fluent French. I have experience with fatal accident claims and serious injury claims including complex head injuries.


  • ‘O’ Levels - 8
  • ‘A’ Levels - 3
  • Bsc (Hons) European Studies (French and Politics)
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)


What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy achieving a successful outcome for the client and also recovering revenue for my firm.
Why did you choose a career in the legal sector?
I wanted to help people faced with potential injustice but also develop a successful career in an area of work that I enjoyed.

Key cases

  • Fatal accident claim for a widow and infant son where recovery of compensation exceeded £500,000.
  • Fatal accident claim for a widow where recovery of compensation exceeded £100,000.
  • Serious head injury case involving ‘post-concussional syndrome’ where recovery of compensation exceeded £100,000.00.
  • Successful cross-border claim involving complex issues arising from the Private International Law(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 and the Limitations Act 1984 arising from a motorcycle accident in Italy involving English motorcyclist and pillion passenger and an Italian third party.
  • Extensive work on a serious head injury claim involving ‘executive function disorder’ valued at in excess of £1,000,000.
  • Many serious injuries arising from road traffic accidents where recovery for PSLA exceeded £100,000.00.