Our Teaching Assistant client injured by pupil at her place of work receives four figure sum in personal injury compensation

The Situation:

school-injuryHayward Baker’s client was employed as a teaching assistant in Kent. Two boys at the school became involved in an argument, and during the altercation our client was injured by one of the pupils.

The Injuries:

Our client received ligament damage and swelling to the right wrist. There was also nerve damage to her left little finger and ring finger, and restricted movement in the left middle finger.

Cuts and grazes to right forearm and pain at the top of her left hip were also caused.

How Hayward Baker Helped:

One of our personal injury specialists Alison Spriggs, a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, took on the case on a no-win-no-fee basis.

Alison sent a letter of claim to the defendant via the Low Value Personal Injury Claims Portal, and the defendant insurers admitted liability for the accident.

Alison arranged for our client to be medically examined by two experts: A General Practitioner and an Orthopaedic Consultant. Both experts formulated reports on our client’s injuries.

The Valuation:

The medical reports were used by Alison to arrange treatment, and further prove that our client’s injuries resulted from the accident. This helped to correctly value our client’s claim for damages.

Alison created a schedule of Special Damages for our client which outlined the following: Out of pocket expenses caused by the accident, including travel expenses to and from medical appointments, medical expenses, assistance with the client’s horse, and a small amount for postage and telephone calls relating to the accident.

The Resolution:

Alison negotiated the settlement, and ultimately received a sum of £5,700 for our client.


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