Our client was a factory operative, who was asked to move a heavy piece of machinery on a production line with a colleague, when it fell, crushing the index finger and thumb of his left hand. He sustained swelling and bruising to his hand, a broken finger, leaving him unable to work for 5 weeks and suffered acute symptoms from his injuries for 9 weeks following the accident. We were able to recover personal injury compensation for him of £6,400.
A brief summary of events is set out below.
Date of Accident: March 2016
Time between formal instruction and successful conclusion: We took on the case in March 2016 and settled it just seven months later.
How the claim proceeded: Having received our client’s full instructions, we immediately wrote to his employer with formal details of his claim. Less than 2 weeks later their insurers contacted us with an admission of liability for the accident. We then needed to ascertain the full extent of our client’s injuries and prognosis for his recovery in order to fully value his claim, so made arrangements for him to be examined by a medical expert. Having perused his medical records and examined him, the medical expert produced a written report of his findings, which we received in September 2016. Along with a schedule of his financial losses we had already compiled, we were than able to fully value his claim. We put forward a financial settlement proposal to the insurers, which they agreed to straight away.
Were Court proceedings necessary?: No
Outcome: The client secured £5,500 for his injuries and £900 for his financial losses, including his loss of earnings for the period following his accident, when he was unable to work.
Comment: The employer’s insurers were actually very realistic in agreeing a settlement and this enabled us to bring matters to a close within a relatively short space of time. From the date of his accident to the date our client received his compensation was just 8 months.
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