Robert was involved in a serious accident when he was a passenger in a work lorry. The lorry was traveling along the A8 near Larne, in the direction of Belfast, when the accident occurred. The driver of the lorry was traveling too fast and whilst attempting to change lanes, the lorry overturned. Robert was assisted at the scene by a member of the public and an ambulance took him to hospital.
Robert contacted our lorry accident solicitors
Robert reached out to Paschal O’Hare on a recommendation from a friend. We quickly established that we could assist in bringing a claim for compensation arising out of the incident.
A letter of claim was directed to Robert’s employer setting out his allegations against the driver of the work lorry. Liability was accepted by the third party insurer.
We arranged for Robert to be examined by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. We obtained his hospital notes and records from both the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Ulster Hospital. Robert was suffering from a fracture to his back and also a fracture to his right thumb as a result of the accident. The medical reports documented the reduction of Robert’s recreational activities as a result of his injury. The Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon was of the view that there may be some discomfort in Robert’s back on a long term basis, but that this shouldn’t deteriorate. The Consultant Plastic Surgeon documented the scarring to Robert’s hand and advised that he may be left with some residual discomfort on a long term basis.
Robert was off work for a number of months as a result of his injuries. We obtained documentation in support of his wage loss from his employer.
We served Robert’s medical evidence and entered into discussions. An initial offer of £55,000 was made, which was swiftly rejected. In the end we secured an award of £67,500 without the need for court proceedings.
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