Croftons Solicitors have helped to obtain £3,250 compensation for a HGV driver who injured his shoulder at work.
The claimant was attempting to turn the steering wheel of his vehicle when it suddenly locked into place, causing him to jar his shoulder. His employer admitted liability very early on in the case, which meant that the only factor left to determine was the amount of compensation that would be awarded.
On this occasion, the victim had a history of shoulder problems that added a layer of complexity to this case. To assist with the claim, we brought in a medical expert who was able to ascertain that the injuries sustained in this accident were different from those that the claimant had experienced in the past.
He subsequently underwent a treatment programme that included surgery. However, our medical expert could only be certain that the injuries sustained in this incident had affected the claimant for between six and nine months following the incident. This was a key consideration when deciding on the final compensation amount.
Our client asserted that he was very satisfied with the way his case was handled by the Croftons team, as well as the compensation we were able to secure on his behalf.
Don’t be afraid to claim
A recent study showed that 44% of injury victims do not make a compensation claim. In this situation, it would have been easy for our client to shy away from claiming due to his previous record of shoulder injuries.
Thankfully, he chose to talk to us and has now received the financial help he needs to deal with his injuries.
This case also proves the value of independent medical advice, something Croftons Solicitors can provide wherever necessary in order to support a case. This professional expertise greatly increases the chances of a successful claim.
If you are injured through no fault of your own, it is vital to seek help from an expert solicitor. At Croftons, we can help with a wide range of personal injury cases, including incidents such as this one where a claimant suffered a road accident while at work.
Call us today on 0800 2800 094 or fill out the enquiry form on this page to find out how we could help you.