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Rutherfords settle Catastrophic Personal Injury Claim

Our client sustained significant crush injuries to his leg when a concrete barrier fell onto his leg whilst at work. Several attempts were made by the surgeons to save the leg but unfortunately it was necessary for a below the knee amputation to take place. 

We represented the client from a few weeks after his accident, assisting in managing his recovery and negotiating with all aspects of his injury claim and recovery. In addition, his employer went into voluntary liquidation shortly after the accident which caused issues which had to be resolved. 

Fortunately the insurers admitted liability for the accident at an early stage. The client required substantial interim payments during his recovery. The insurers refused to make a significant interim payment and Rutherfords made a formal application to Court to force payment.  This application was successful and an interim payment made in the middle of the case at six figures.

The case was resolved shortly after the issue of proceedings with damages in excess of £1m.

Fortunately significant injury cases are uncommon. For instance, employers, generally, have better safety procedures and persons injured in road traffic accidents, generally, tend to be better protected by their vehicle.  However, serious injuries still sometimes occur and when this does happen the injured party needs to have representation by a solicitor who has experience in dealing with these complex cases and also an understanding of the needs of the injured party.

Steve Wengraf, the litigation partner at Rutherfords has in excess of 25 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, including lower value claims and catastrophic injury claims. Rutherfords are the only firm in Tamworth who deal with personal injury claims. 

If you require any assistance or advice please don’t hesitate to contact Steve on 01827 311411 or s.wengraf@rutherfordslegal.com

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