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Bus engineer suffered serious permanent injury when his leg was run over.
The Claimant, an engineer working for Go-Ahead London Transport, had his tibia and fibula broken when a bus driver reversed over his leg whilst he was repairing the bus. The individual was left with permanent mobility problems and was unable to return to work as an engineer but the medical experts deemed him fit enough to carry out sedentary work. Much of the Claimant’s claim for compensation comprised of the earnings he lost as a result of being unable to return to work along with care he required from his wife in respect of daily chores, many of which he could no longer do.
– Matthew Trusch
Claimant Injured as a result of a collapsing Parasol
I represented the Claimant who was injured whilst visiting a golf club. She had been sitting in the patio area of a golf club on a sunny day when suddenly and without warning, a gust of wind caused a parasol to collapse and fall, the metal pole striking her on her head.
An admission of fault was obtained however the Claimant sustained significant and complicated injuries, including significant mood disturbance, cognitive deficits and tinnitus. Due to the complex nature of the injuries, medical evidence was obtained from a Neurologist, Psychologist and an ENT Specialist. I also arranged for the Claimant to undergo Cognitive behavioural therapy to aid her recovery.
The Neurologist was of the view that any ongoing symptoms were likely to be psychological in nature and not the result of any brain damage. Whilst the psychologist took the view that symptoms would recover following appropriate treatment.
Nevertheless, after issuing Court Proceedings I was able to obtain an offer of £75,000.00 from the Defendant Insurer, which took into account her injuries, loss of earnings, treatment and travel expenses. I was then able to negotiate this to an increased offer of £90,000.00 which was accepted by the Claimant.
– Mathew Trusch
Claimant injured at work whilst escorting a customer
I represented the Claimant who was injured whilst working as a nightclub bouncer.
The Claimant and a colleague were escorting an aggressive customer out of the Premises, when the Claimant slipped towards the bottom of a staircase. The stairs were wet from drinks spilled over the course of the evening.
As a result of this fall he sustained a significant fracture to his knee requiring multiple surgeries and leaving him unable to work as a bouncer in the long term.
His employer’s strongly disputed liability from the beginning, alleging the customer had pulled him down and claiming that the stairs were not wet. Court Proceedings were subsequently issued and the Defendant’s continued to strongly defend the claim, insisting they had no offers to make.
Despite this, an offer was eventually made in the sum of £50,000.00 meaning the Claim was
able to settle months before Trial.
– Matthew Trusch
Claimant injured as a result of a collapsing table in the work place.
I represented the Claimant who was employed as a chef. He was working in a kitchen when a table holding kitchen machinery collapsed onto the Claimant forcing him into holding the table steady to avoid further injury of the machinery falling on top of him. Another member of staff rescued him.
Liability was admitted by the Defendant due to the unsafe place of work and unsafe equipment provided to the Claimant, but causation and quantum remained in dispute. Proceedings were therefore issued. The Claimant suffered physical and psychological injuries and various medical investigations were required to ensure that all aspects of the injuries were dealt with appropriately.
The case settled prior to the listings appointment by way of a Part 36 offer made by the Defendant.
The claim settled for £45,000.00 and consisted of compensation for injuries sustained, past treatment, loss of earnings, travelling expenses and care and assistance.
– Suzanne Mason