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£10,000

Volunteer succeeds in claim against company who dismantled marquee when she was underneath it

The Claimant, who suffered with fibromyalgia prior to the accident, had volunteered to Marshall at a steam valley event. As she was dismantling a table under a marquee, some of the staff employed by the event dismantled the marquee itself causing a steel pole to fall and land on the Claimant who suffered an exacerbating of her pre-existing neck and shoulder pain. Her symptoms were exacerbated by a period of one year.

The other party accepted fault but tried to argue that her symptoms were not made worse by such a degree, however, we obtained medical evidence from an Orthopaedic Surgeon who examined the Claimant and reviewed her medical records and who supported the extent of her symptoms. The Claimant accepted an offer of £10,000 which consisted of damages for her injuries, some care provided by her family and some treatment aids such as orthopaedic pillow, tens electrode pads and a magnetic heat health neck support.



£4,030

Claimant is an elderly retired gentleman who suffered a lower back injury after tripping in a pothole on Bournemouth Promenade

I represented this 78 year old retired man, who suffered bruising to his abdomen and thigh and an injury to his lower back after tripping in a pothole on Bournemouth Promenade.

 

My Client was medically examined and it was determined that the bruising to his abdomen and thigh resolved six weeks following the accident, with the lower back injury resolving sixteen months post-accident.

 

The Defendants admitted fault for the accident but failed to accept our reasonable offers of settlement. I notified them that I was escalating this to County Court Proceedings and settlement was finally agreed in the sum of £4,030.00

– Paschal Kelly


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