Ray Hudson acted for a local client on a no win no fee basis who sustained serious injuries at work.
Our client was working on a platform at a train station when they slipped whilst in the process of carrying a load, which landed on their right leg.
Liability was quickly admitted and medical evidence was obtained from a Consultant which described a significant fracture of our client’s leg, requiring surgery. The client was off work for 3 months and then continued to suffer from intrusive symptoms and needed help from his spouse.
There was concern as to the client’s future working ability and a claim presented that the client would, prior to retirement, be restricted in the physical work that he could undertake which was a part of his job.
The claim settled following negotiation in the sum of circa £55,000, which included the client’s lost earnings as a result of the accident, together with around £1,000 for domestic help, minor medication and travel expenses.
We valued the injuries at around £18,000 and the balance consisted of loss of earnings of around £6,000, which were agreed, and future loss of earnings given the client’s restricted earning capacity of about £30,000.
Our client’s name has been withheld to respect their privacy but this is indeed a true case.