Claim against Somerset County Council: Accident victim wins compensation.
We have recently won an accident case against Somerset County Council, recovering compensation for our client totalling £30,000 plus costs.
The accident was caused by the negligence of Somerset County Council and led to our client sustaining serious shoulder injury for which surgery was required.
Dealing with her claim under a no win – no fee agreement we submitted a detailed Letter of Claim to Somerset County Council, highlighting why we were holding the Council, our client’s employers, were legally liable for her injuries. Arrangements were also made for an orthopaedic surgeon to write a medical report detailing our client’s injuries. He concluded that although she had made a good recovery from her surgery she would be at risk of developing arthritis in her shoulder in the future.
Having investigated the accident Somerset County Council admitted they had been at fault. It was then a question of calculating the level of compensation to be awarded. Compensation in a personal injury claim includes an award for ‘pain and suffering’ (ie the injury itself), together with an additional award for the claimant’s financial losses such as lost earnings, the cost of medical treatment and out of pocket expenses such as travelling costs. We therefore worked closely with our client to identify the extent of her losses so that they could be recovered in full.
We eventually negotiated an out of court compensation settlement package of £30,000, together with solicitor’s fees and associated legal costs, such as the medical expert’s fees.
If you wish to make a claim against Somerset County Council then call our compensation specialists on Taunton 01823 354545 for a free case assessment or send us an email.