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Date: 8th August 2013 Sector: 0 Specialist: Matthew Bates
Successful personal injury claim after filing cabinet caused workplace injury

Mathew Bates acted for a client on a no win no fee basis following an accident they had at work when a defective filing cabinet hit them on the head.

Mathew was able to show the Defendant where they had been negligent and they duly accepted responsibility for the accident. However, they alleged that our client had contributed towards the circumstances of this accident by some 40%. Mathew entered into negotiations with the Defendant about this and he was able to find a similar case that had gone before the court where the Claimant in that case was not found to be responsible at all. The Defendant eventually accepted 100% of the responsibility for the accident thanks to Mathew's hard work.

Our client suffered from headaches, dizziness and neck pain. Fortunately, our client made a full recovery from their symptoms following a course of physiotherapy treatment.

Our client was initially offered in the region of £3,950 but was able to secure compensation of about £5,100 following further negotiations by Mathew with the Defendant’s insurance company.

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