Category: Personal Injury

Man awarded £2,500 after tripping on snow covered pothole

Man awarded £2,500 after tripping on snow covered pothole

The man had been walking across a car park, carrying his one-year-old nephew. There was a large pothole in his path. It was estimated to be six feet wide, three feet long and five inches deep. The man didn’t see it because it was partially covered by snow. He tripped and fell heavily on his…

Pensioner awarded £22,000 after accident on holiday

Pensioner awarded £22,000 after accident on holiday

She had a share in a ground floor timeshare apartment – she needed to be on the ground floor because she was partially wheelchair dependent. However, when she arrived she was told that the ground floor apartment wasn’t ready so she reluctantly agreed to stay in another apartment which involved having to go upseveral steps….

Man awarded £8,000 after suffering hearing loss at work

Man awarded £8,000 after suffering hearing loss at work

The man worked in a warehouse for eight years between 2001 and 2009. The warehouse had 17 loading bays. It was a noisy environment with pump trucks, wagons, auto-pickers and dock levellers often being operated simultaneously. During his time at the warehouse, the man sustained permanent bilateral hearing loss of 11.4dB and mild tinnitus as…

Teenager awarded £5,000 after falling off faulty bicycle

Teenager awarded £5,000 after falling off faulty bicycle

He had been riding his mountain bike along an approved track that went through woods and included lots of twists, turns and jumps. As he was travelling downhill, he took a relatively small jump and when he landed, his right handlebar snapped. The boy went flying over the handlebars and his body hit the ground…

Teacher receives compensation after attack by pupil

Teacher receives compensation after attack by pupil

The teacher was 49 years old when she was attacked at the school where she worked. She was pushed against a wall and the pupil then struck her on the shoulder with aschool bag. She sustained injuries to her neck and shoulder, and suffered from post traumaticstress disorder for two years after the attack. She…

Golfer receives nearly £400,000 after being hit by ball

Golfer receives nearly £400,000 after being hit by ball

The accident happened when the novice visited a golf club in 2007. He and his companions were approaching the 7th tee when they heard a warning cry of “fore”. The novice golfer ducked his head and raised his hand to protect himself but was still struck by the ball. His injury was so bad that…

Man awarded £1.8m compensation after ‘sun glare’ accident

Man awarded £1.8m compensation after ‘sun glare’ accident

He had been in the passenger seat of a vehicle when the driver was blinded by glare from the sun. The driver lost control of the car and collided with a stationary truck. The passenger suffered a near fatal brain injury. He was unconscious for six weeks and then had to spend three months in…

Have you had problems with hair removal creams?

Have you had problems with hair removal creams?

In May 2011 she used AVON’s ‘skin so soft’ hair removal cream adhering to the instructions, and within minutes of application she suffered a severe chemical burn to her skin. The only warnings that were given were on a leaflet in very small print stated “to avoid a skin reaction, test before each use”.There were…

Woman injured in hair salon receives £21,250 compensation

Woman injured in hair salon receives £21,250 compensation

She needed to undergo a skin graft procedure and the hair in the affected area of her scalp will never grow back. The incident happened when she went to a salon to have highlights put in her hair. It wasn’t the first time she had had highlights but it was the first time she had…

Boy left scarred after road accident awarded £30,000

Boy left scarred after road accident awarded £30,000

A 14-year-old boy has been awarded £30,000 compensation for injuries he sustained in a road accident. The boy was only two years old when the accident happened in 1998. He was travelling unrestrained on the back seat of a car when the driver lost control and swerved off the road. The boy was thrown through…