Settlement figure more than double initial offer due funding of the case
Digby Brown represented a 60 year old nurse who was injured when she fell from a ladder at work. She suffered a fractured wrist, an injury to her neck and depression. She suffered a loss of earnings and a loss of pension rights. We were able to fund reports from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Psychiatrist and a Consulting Actuary. It was the view of the medical experts that her retirment was accelerated by a approximately 1 year as a result of her injuries. No offers were received from the Health Board. We funded Court Proceedings on behalf of the client. The solicitors for the health board argued that the client was partly to blame for her accident and made an offer of £13,000. With the benefit of our advice and with the backing of her case funders, the client was able to reject this offer on the basis it did not reflect the true value of the case. The client rejected a further offer of £22,000. She accepted an offer £27,000 - more than double the initial offer.