Case

EXE v BBC Studioworks

09.11.2020

Cases Citation

Stewart J, unrep

Represented 42 year old electrician and mature university engineering student who sustained both spinal cord and brain injuries when falling 10 meters through an open / unguarded hatch in a studio grid floor whilst working at the Defendants’ television studios.

Shortly before a 10 day trial on contributory negligence and quantum the parties agreed a £4m lump sum settlement which was subsequently approved by Stewart J.  Issues in the case included a dispute over the Claimant’s capacity and in the alternative whether he had “dependent capacity” giving rise to the need for professional assistance in any event, his life expectancy (due to an unrelated liver condition giving rise to the potential need for liver transplant surgery), his likely earnings but for the accident (because he had been undertaking a degree as a mature student at the time of his accident) and his future care and accommodation needs.

Instructed by Alex Brown of Dean Wilson.


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