Farleys’ Personal Injury team was approached by our client following a road traffic accident involving the client’s car and another car. The other car was being driven by an employee during the course of their employment. In those circumstances, an employer will usually be liable for the actions of their employee.
On the day in question, our client was approaching a roundabout controlled junction off a motorway and was occupying the nearside lane. The defendant’s employee was in the offside lane. As they approached the roundabout, the defendant’s employee cut across our client and collided with the offside of his car, pushing it into the kerb at speed.
The employer admitted liability on behalf of their employee.
Our client suffered injury to the right side of his neck and head. The pain in his neck continued for some time and he required medical attention.
At the time of the accident our client was a composite repair technician but due to the injuries sustained in the accident, he was unable to work for a considerable time and had continuous difficulty with some aspects of his work. As a result, a loss of earnings claim was included the overall compensation claim.
Farleys successfully recovered damages to the sum of £25,000 for our client to cover the injury suffered by the Claimant, private medical care and loss of earnings.
Nick Molyneux, Farleys Partner, commented,
“Being in a road traffic accident can result in not just a damaged vehicle but also physical and psychological injuries that can impact someone’s life for a considerable time. The damages recovered in this case will allow our client to focus on his recovery without worrying about loss of earning or the cost of rehabilitation. We are pleased to have been able to help bring about a successful outcome.”
If you have suffered injury as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To discuss the possibility of making a claim, please get in touch with our personal injury team today.