One of our clients (aged 52 at the time) was involved in an accident during March 2008 when she tripped over a builders line as she was walking towards an office. At the time, she was working as a volunteer at a charity. As a result of her accident, she sustained a number of injuries including a fracture to her left kneecap. She later required a total knee replacement and continues to suffer from symptoms which impact on her life both at home and socially. It is likely that she may need further revision surgery to her knee in the future.
Due to an underlying back problem, she was not working at the time and there was no claim for loss of earnings. Although liability was conceded by the insurers of the charity at an early stage in this case there was a dispute on quantum. Fortunately, we were able to agree upon a settlement shortly after we issued proceedings.
S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £125,000.00 for this client in 2012