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Date: 30th March 2015 Sector: 0 Specialist: Ray Hudson
£3,500 compensation claimed for client who was injured in a supermarket

Ray Hudson acted for Mrs C from Nottingham as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in a large supermarket when she was struck by a large metal cage being pushed by an employee of the supermarket.

Although we were not instructed until over one year post accident, the supermarket quickly accepted liability. Medical evidence was obtained to establish the injuries sustained by Mrs C which amounted to injuries to her left hip and both knees. The injuries to her knees were relatively minor, lasting for 2 weeks only. Although Mrs C suffered from initial severe pain to her left hip, this returned to pre-accident levels at 5 months.

On behalf of Mrs C and in addition to personal injury, we put forward claims for domestic help provided by her husband, medication and travelling expenses incurred by Mrs C in relation to additional shopping tasks.

An offer of £3,500 was received through solicitors acting for the supermarket. We valued injuries at around £2,000 to £2,250 and therefore the offer included a significant amount of domestic help, possibly in the order of £1,000 or so for the tasks undertaken by Mr C over a period of 12 weeks which was put at help of 2 hours per day and 2 hours shopping per week during this period.

The offer made by the solicitors acting for the supermarket was considered to be a good one and Mrs C was advised to accept it accordingly.

Ward & Rider acted for Mrs C on a No Win - No Fee basis.

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