Our client worked in the yard at a bus depot. He badly injured his arm when he lost his footing and fell, cracking his elbow against the wheel of a bus. He fell because workmen had left an unguarded hole in the ground in the yard.
Our client was initially concerned about bringing a claim against his employer. He thought he would face a long fight with them, because his boss at the time did not complete the proper accident reporting paperwork. However, he instructed Advance Legal to pursue a claim on his behalf, and as soon as we sent the defendant a thorough and detailed letter of claim, they soon admitted liability without the problems he had envisaged.
We obtained a medical report on our client’s injuries and we calculated the earnings that he had lost while off work. As a result, we were able to negotiate a settlement of £10,000.
Our client instructed us to act for him in November 2012; we sent him his compensation cheque in August 2013, just 9 months later. Although we can make no promises about always being able to settle a claim so quickly (defendants and their insurers often put up a firm fight!), the fact is that in the right hands, a personal injury claim has the potential to be progressed smoothly and efficiently.
We will always try to bring your claim to a satisfactory conclusion as soon as possible where appropriate, and we will guide you through the various stages along the way.
Mark House is an Associate at Advance Legal. For advice on pursuing a claim for compensation, please contact Mark or a member of our Personal Injury team.