MS B slipped on a wet floor in a public place in Blackburn. She suffered a painful dislocation and fracture to her ankle which required an operation followed by a considerable period of rehabilitation. She was in plaster for two months and needed physiotherapy to help restore movement to the ankle which is still swollen and misshapen.
Ms B was unable to work for six months following the accident.
In the time following this rehabilitation the ankle continued to deteriorate, Ms B needed pain relief and found everyday activities such as walking the family dogs, playing with her grandchildren, driving or standing for any length of time difficult. Subsequent medical examination showed that the joint is already developing osteoarthritis.
Due to the extent and time-scale of her injuries, Ms B suffered a psychological reaction to the pain and anxiety of her situation. She required further medication and therapy to counteract these symptoms.
Blackburn Personal Injury Help
Throughout the case, which lasted for over five years, the Blackburn personal injury team supported Ms B, arguing her case and providing expert legal advice.
The extent of liability was disputed and the specialist Blackburn personal injury team at spent considerable time investigating the matter with Ms B. Extensive medical evidence was needed over the course of the case and the team at Farleys were able to arrange for Ms B to be seen by orthopaedic and psychiatric consultants as well as undergo extensive physiotherapy.
The Blackburn personal injury team kept an expert account of all the costs incurred and were assertive in negotiating for interim payments in order that Ms B could receive the treatment she required. They remained in constant contact with Ms B and were unstinting in their efforts to gain just compensation. This included issuing proceedings in the County Court.
At the end of this complex case the Blackburn personal injury claims team at Farleys gained Ms B damages of £80,000.
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