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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