Introduction

Ciaran recently acted for a client who suffered a foot injury when a colleague accidentally dropped a plasterboard on their foot fracturing the mid metatarsal. Through diligent legal representation, Ciaran successfully negotiated a settlement of £27,277, ensuring fair compensation for the plaintiff’s injury.

Client Background

The plaintiff, MM, was an employee at a construction site. Unfortunately, due to a momentary lapse, a colleague unintentionally dropped a plasterboard, causing injury to MM’s foot. The accident resulted in a fracture of the mid metatarsal, causing pain, inconvenience, and financial strain for the plaintiff.

Legal Approach

RP Crawford & Co. promptly took on the case and Ciaran initiated a comprehensive investigation. He gathered essential evidence, including medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert opinions. By collaborating closely with medical professionals, they thoroughly assessed the nature and extent of MM’s injury, ensuring a robust legal strategy to secure appropriate compensation.

Challenges Faced

The case presented several challenges, including:

  1. Establishing liability: RP Crawford & Co. had to prove that the colleague’s negligence directly caused the accident, holding them responsible for the resulting injuries.
  2. Employers can be vicariously liable for the negligent acts or omissions of employees and that argument was made in this particular case;
  3. Assessing damages: We evaluated the physical, emotional, and financial consequences suffered by MM. We considered medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and the impact on the plaintiff’s overall quality of life.
  4. Negotiating a fair settlement: We engaged in negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company, advocating for a settlement that adequately addressed the plaintiff’s damages while avoiding a protracted legal battle.

Legal Strategy and Negotiations:

Ciaran ensured maximum compensation for MM by effectively presenting evidence of negligence, highlighting the breach of duty by the colleague that led to the accident.

Outcome

Successful settlement of £27,277 on behalf of MM]. This settlement aimed to compensate the plaintiff for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and other damages resulting from the accident. The achieved outcome provided MM with the financial support necessary to facilitate their recovery and alleviate the burden caused by the incident.

Conclusion

Ensuring early legal representation to individuals affected by personal injuries is vital. By conducting a thorough investigation when proofs are available and then building a strong legal case we secured a settlement of £27,277.