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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.