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Serious RTA leaves claimant unable to perform his activities regularly which he did prior to the accident.
Male aged 26 at the time of accident was a driver of a pushbike. The pushbike was moving at approximately 10 miles per hour when a car hit the male’s pushbike causing him to fall to the ground.
Financial advisor at the time of the accident- following the accident he was finding it difficult to sit down for a long period of time. He was unable to perform his activities regularly which he did prior to the index accident.
– Carl Davies
Claimant was injured when she slipped in a shopping centre.
I represented a Claimant who slipped in a rain puddle, on a public concourse in a shopping centre, as a result she fell backwards landing on her buttocks and suffered a soft tissue injury to her lumbar spine. The Claimant was absent from work for 3 months due to constant lower back pain.
The Claimant was attended to by a first-aider and an accident report form was completed. The Claimant attended her GP and was prescribed codeine and naproxen analgesia. The claimant did have pre-existing back pain for over a decade and following an MRI scan, results showed a degenerative disc. The Defendants raised causation as an issue in an attempt to minimise the Claimants compensation, this did not discourage me and I fought back referencing extensive case law and reminded them of the ‘egg shell skull rule’ – take your victim as you find them.
The claim settled without the need to issue proceedings in the sum of £9,858.00 and consisted of compensation for the injuries suffered and loss of earnings, care & assistance, travel and medication expenses.
– Sarah Donald
Employer liability – Lack of manual handling training
I represented a Claimant who was working in the course of his employment when he was given the task of lifting heavy boxes filled with metal from height with no adequate equipment to move such items and limited manual handling training provided.
The Claimant suffered immediate onset of pain in his lower back, numbness in his leg and injury to his lumbar spine. The Claimant did have a history of back pain and pre-existing degenerative changes which was taken into consideration.
Liability was eventually admitted and physiotherapy was negotiated. Following an MRI scan, the Claimant was also seen by a Chiropractor and a further 10 sessions of physiotherapy was agreed and funded by the Defendant.
The Claimant was absent from work for 3 months and his daily tasks were restricted.
The claim settled before proceedings were issued in the sum of £7,500.00 and consisted of compensation for the injuries suffered.
Claimant was injured when she tripped in a clothes shop
I represented a Claimant who whilst shopping caught her foot on a broken piece of flooring causing her to trip and fall forward to the ground. She suffered severe low back pain and sleep deprivation. As a result of her injuries she struggled to look after her child, household chores and simple daily tasks became a huge burden.
An interim payment was obtained and physiotherapy was arranged immediately. The Claimant underwent 8 sessions of physiotherapy, which had a huge impact on the speed of her recovery.
The claim settled without the need to issue proceedings in the sum of £7,080.00 and consisted of compensation for the injuries suffered.
– Sarah Donald