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Successful claim for compensation following a visit to a car garage

The claimants details have been changed but this is indeed a true case

Phil Mulryne acted for the Claimant Mr W to pursue a claim for personal injuries following an accident where he sustained a personal injury.

The Claimant was attending a local garage to have his tyres checked. Against company policy he was told to drive the vehicle on to an inspection ramp. As he stepped down from the ramp he misjudged the distance to the ground causing him to fall and sustain an injury to his left hip.

The Claimant was assessed at hospital and diagnosed with a fracture to the neck of his left femur.

The Claimant underwent surgery with metalwork inserted. There was a concern at that stage that he may require a hip replacement.

The Claimant continued to experience a steady recovery but had ongoing symptoms and was told that there was a risk that he would require a full hip replacement in due course.

The Claimant is retired and therefore did not require any absence from work. However, during the post accident period the Claimant had significantly restricted mobility and had to rely on his wife to assist with personal hygiene and also take over his share of household chores and gardening duties.

Liability was conceded by the Defendant and an offer of £10,000 was put forward to cover all of the Claimant’s losses. This offer was rejected and counter settlement proposals put forward.

An increased offer of £14,700 was put forward which was also rejected. Court proceedings were threatened which resulted in an increased offer to the sum of £15,700 which was accepted by the Claimant.

Whilst the offer was put forward on a global basis it represented in the region of £13,500 for personal injury damages together with the sum of £1,200 to cover the claim for assistance that the Claimant required from his wife following the accident and also to cover some holiday cancellation costs as the client was not well enough to travel following the accident and some general travelling expenses attending medical appointments.

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