£1,600 Compensation for Injury in Shop

Injury: nose

CASE-STUDY-HEAD.pngHelen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

Helen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

Helen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

£40,000 Compensation for Pedestrian Traffic Injury

Injury: head, brain damage

On Boxing Day Shaun had been drinking heavily with a friend at a local pub. Shortly after closing time he left the pub and attempted to cross over the road in order to walk home. As he stepped out into the road he was knocked down by a car and suffered serious injuries including a head injury with residual brain damage.  Despite the fact that the driver of the car had no insurance and that he denied liability, a claim against the driver was successfully pursued and settled shortly before a two day trial.

£13,600 Compensation for Fall at Recycling Centre

Injury: shoulder, face

Gordon went to a refuse tip to dump waste for recycling.  After he had put it into the skip he turned to walk away but his feet became entangled in nylon strimmer wire that had been left on the ground. He tripped and lost his balance and fell to the ground landing heavily on his right shoulder and face. Gordon also damaged his shoulder and cut and bruised his face.

£10,000 Compensation for Car Accident

Injury: face, teeth, mouth, whiplash, psychological damage

Jo was a passenger in a car when she was injured in a high speed road accident. The car came off the road and crashed into a tree. Jo had facial injuries and lost some teeth, she suffered whiplash and psychological injury.

£5,465 Compensation for Traffic Accident

Injury: neck, shoulder

As he was driving towards Derby along the A50 Mick was hit in the rear by another vehicle. He sustained whiplash injuries to his neck and shoulder.

£4,750 Compensation for Fall at Wedding Reception

Injury: head, unconscious

Jeanette had gone to a wedding with her niece and other members of her family. She had not been drinking during the day and at about 9.30 pm she decided to leave the reception. To make her way out she had to walk down some stone stairs, it was dark and had been raining heavily during the evening. The steps were lit only at the foot by period style lanterns and therefore, in walking down to the lanterns, it was effectively dark. When was half way down the stairs she lost her footing and fell down the 8 or so remaining stone steps before being knocked unconscious. When the ambulance crew arrived they had to request torches because visibility was so poor.

£8,000 Compensation for Injury at Work

Injury: head, neck

Employed at a young offender institute, Luke was on duty in the morning when some young offenders went to a youth centre for breakfast. While they were there some of the offenders played pool but the white ball became stuck inside the table. Luke opened the pool table and lifted the slate lid. Two of the offenders held the lid while Luke retrieved the ball but as he was reaching for the ball one of the offenders let go of their side of the slate and the lid fell giving him head and neck injuries.

£5,000 Settlement for Fall in Supermarket Car Park

Injury: face, teeth

As he was walking through a supermarket car park on his way back to his car Conrad tripped and fell on some low slung strapping which was surrounding part of the trolley parking area. As a result of tripping he suffered facial injuries and loss of teeth.

£2,807 for Car Accident

Injury: nose, neck

Annabel was wearing a seatbelt in the front passenger seat of the car as she and her friend were travelling along Embankment Road in Plymouth. Suddenly both front airbags in the car inflated for no apparent reason. The driver lost control of the car and it veered to the side of the road and collided with the kerb and Annabel injured her nose and her neck.

£3,944 for Injury Lifting a Load

Injury: neck, pelvis

Donald was employed at a London Mail Centre. He picked up a bag of post to put it on to the weighing scales but as he did so he injured his neck and pelvis. The maximum weight that employees may carry is 11 kilograms however this particular bag weighed over 17 kilograms.

£20,000 Compensation for Injury in a Supermarket

Injury: head, neck, headaches

Barbara was awarded £20,000 for long-term headaches and neck pain. When she was shopping in the frozen food section at the supermarket Barbara lifted the lid of a chest freezer to reach inside. The lid hit her on the back of the head causing concussion. The supermarket was sued and Barbara was awarded damages.

£8,200 Compensation for Car Accident Injury

Injury: neck, shoulder

A work colleague gave Jill a lift home and Jill sat in the back seat of the car. Their vehicle was in the process of negotiating a roundabout, it was in the middle lane and stationary due to the volume of traffic and was waiting to go straight ahead when a goods vehicle hit the nearside of Jill’s car. Jill suffered a neck and shoulder injury.

£115,000 Compensation for Road Traffic Accident

Injury: head, memory impairment

Matthew was working for traffic management contractors on the M5 motorway between junctions 25 and 26. On the day of the accident he was sitting in the driver's seat of a stationary truck, legally parked, in an area that had been cordoned off by cones when a Ford Mondeo entered the coned-off area and struck the front of Matthew’s truck.  The driver of the car died of his injuries.  Matthew suffered a severe to very severe head injury and has been left with memory impairment and has significant difficulty in learning and retaining new information. Matthew has also suffered a personality change.  The award was for the injury and the loss of future earnings.

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£85,000 Compensation for Construction Site Injury

Injury: pelvis, head, finger, scarring, shock

While Steve was employed and working on a building site in Devon, he was struck, without warning, by falling masonry. He suffered a broken pelvis in two places, two broken fingers, cuts to the head, extensive bruising, scarring and shock. He sued his employers for negligence and was awarded compensation of £85,000.