Personal injury success stories – real people & their experiences
Personal injury success stories
There is much negativity surrounding the personal injury legal sector. Most people have real concerns about whether it is morally right to make a claim and whether in doing so they may be making an expensive mistake if they decide to instruct a solicitor.
Here we provide examples of real success stories from genuine individuals helped by claiming through The Claims Connection service. We are owned and managed by a regulated No win No fee medical negligence law firm and offer a high level of client care across our many departments.
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1. Miss C. from Birmingham won car accident compensation after a collision with a “Hit & Run driver.
2. Mrs M. from Windsor tripped and fell in a supermarket.
3. Miss P of London, suffered a back injury in a rear end car accident
4. Mr E from Leeds slipped and fell on a wet floor whilst walking through his works reception area.
5. Mr R from Gloucester was injured when his hand became trapped in a machine at work. He had not been properly trained how to use the machine.
6. Mr D from Manchester was knocked off his pedal bike on a roundabout.
7. Miss C from Newcastle was a child injured in a school playground
- Miss C from Birmingham – Hit and Run driver caseMiss C was involved in an accident with a hit and run driver who smashed into the back of her stationary car at traffic lights. Julie won an award of £5000 representing whiplash pain and suffering and physiotherapy costs from the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) who compensate injured victims involved in road accidents with Uninsured or Untraced drivers. Julie was able to make her claim with our specialist MIB CLAIMS team. Any road user or pedestrian injured in these circumstances can make a claim from the MIB.
- Mrs M tripped and fell over a low lying warehouse trolleyMrs M tripped and fell over a low lying warehouse trolley that had been left in the middle of a supermarket aisle by staff. She won £15000 compensation but also received £7000 for an operation to correct her injured shoulder. Costs were paid in full by the supermarket and Jocelyn received 100% of her compensation award
- Miss P was stationary in her vehicle waiting to pull out onto a roundaboutMiss P was stationary in her vehicle waiting to pull out onto a roundabout when a lorry crashed into the back of her vehicle. She suffered back injuries and was placed on a physiotherapy programme by the insurers (at no cost). She received £2500 compensation plus legal fees after going on to make a full recovery.
- Mr E slipped and fell at work on a marble floorMr E slipped and fell at work on a marble floor which was in the process of being cleaned. No signs had been placed on the floor to warn people of the hazard and liability was accepted in full. James suffered a leg injury in the fall which caused him pain and suffering for 6 months. He won £1850 compensation plus legal costs.
- Mr R trapped his hand in a conveyor belt machine in a warehouseMr R trapped his hand in a conveyor belt machine whilst working in a warehouse. He did not understand how to work the machine and his inexperience led to his hand getting caught in the roller mechanism. He suffered a crush injury to his hand which fortunately healed after 18 months. His employers accepted 80% liability and paid an amount of £3000 in compensation plus costs.
- Mr D was riding his pedal bike across a 3 lane roundaboutMr D was riding his pedal bike across a 3 lane roundabout when a vehicle pulled out directly in front of him. The driver didnt see Derek but still refused to accept liability. After a brief argument on liability, the insurers conceded that their driver was to blame and paid Derek the full cost of his replacement bike and loss of use. He also recovered compensation for soft tissue injuries to his shoulder and knee. A final award of £3800 was made to Derek in addition to which legal fees were paid in full.
- “Charlotte” (not her real name) was injured in school playgroundShe suffered a severe gash to her upper thigh whilst playing hide and seek. A small metal spike protruding from the school wall had not previously been spotted by staff. Charlotte brushed past the spike and it tore into her clothes lacerating her leg. Despite suturing the wound was severe and Charlotte was left permanently scarred. She won £17500 in damages approved by the court which included future plastic surgery costs. She also received a payment covering all her legal costs.
General Damages -An award for pain & suffering including loss of amenity. This award compensates you for the suffering you have encountered usually in its physical form e.g. whiplash, broken leg, strained muscles etc but can include psychological injuries.
Special Damages These damages relate to out of pocket expenses (past or future) including but not limited to – loss of earnings (also bonuses or overtime) car hire expenses, care and services, extra expenses i.e. travel costs incurred going to doctors, hospitals, etc, damaged clothing, prescription charged etc.
What amount of compensation will I receive?
This question cannot be answered with any real certainty because each and every case is different. To generalise most soft tissue injuries will heal within 12 months and such a claim would mean around £2000 would be paid in compensation. More info on injury claim valuations can be found here.
How do I start my claim That’s the easy part!
There is a huge amount of information available on the web regarding accident claims and in addition you have the benefit of being able to contact dozens of law firms to seek advice from.
We are a firm of compensation solicitors who can help you with any type of personal injury enquiry. Call us today on HELPLINE TBA
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