Sometimes going to court is the only way to establish the truth

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Digby Brown's client worked for a delivery company and was assisting in unloading cages from the rear of an HGV.

A colleague dropped a cage on our client's hand as a result of which he suffered a crush injury to his right hand.

Liability was denied by the client's employers on the basis that the client did not injure his hand during the incident, but instead did so when punching a wall in its aftermath.

The case proceeded to a hearing of evidence at Glasgow Sheriff Court where the other employees were required to give evidence.

It transpired during the course of the proof that the witnesses had previously not been telling the truth regarding their recollection of the circumstances of the accident.

We were able to persuade the court that they were neither credible nor reliable and the Sheriff made a decision in our client's favour.