We recently won damages for an elderly lady injured in a road traffic accident. Nothing too remarkable in that, except part of the settlement wasn’t money!

Toad traffic accident

The claimant was a pedestrian injured whilst out shopping and crossing a road at the mouth of a junction. A motorist didn’t see the claimant, whilst reversing into the junction, and the car knocked her down. It was a low speed impact but unfortunately, as the claimant fell, she struck her hip on the edge of the kerb & sustained a fracture which resulted in her undergoing a hip replacement operation.

A robust letter of claim was directed to the insurers for the motorist and an early admission of liability secured.

We recently won £4500 for a lady client arising from an accident at work

Accident at work

What makes the claim interesting is not the modest level of damages but the application of the law that made the case into a winner.

The claimant is a manager at a trade warehouse which, amongst its products sells wine & beer. The claimant was unfortunate enough to be walking close to a forklift truck which was carrying cases of beer on a pallet which fractured , causing the cases to fall onto the client and injuring her.