£450,000 for worker who badly injured his arm
Our client was working for a company in Aberdeenshire when he was hurt due to faulty equipment at work.
After attending a local accident and emergency department, he was advised he had suffered severe ligament and tissue damage to his arm and was unable to return to work.
Aberdeen Solicitors take on the case
Solicitors in our Aberdeen office took on the case, and contacted the insurers who represented our client’s employer. After admitting liability for the accident, the insurer offered our client £25,000 to compensate him for his injuries.
However, after consulting with numerous medical experts, it was confirmed that it was unlikely our client would be able to return to working in the same job due to his injuries.
Our solicitors advised that the offer was not enough to fairly compensate our client and he agreed and decided to reject the offer.
Instead, our Aberdeen team requested an interim payment to allow our client to be able to keep up with payments on his mortgage and other living expenses.
Insurers refuse to make interim payment
The insurers were unwilling to provide any interim payment so our solicitors raised the case in court using Compensate funding, similar to no win no fee. As a result, the insurers agreed to an interim payment for our client.
After court proceedings had been raised, a second offer was made to our client of £44,000. Again our solicitors in Aberdeen advised this was not enough as the accident had caused permanent damage to his arm, and he was unable to return to work.
Our solicitors contacted an employment expert who was able to assist with calculating future loss of earnings.
Digby Brown secure eighteen times original offer
After all the expert evidence was provided the insurers made an offer of £450,000 at the pre-trial meeting, eighteen times the initial offer of compensation.
This was accepted as it fully compensated our client for his injuries and future losses.