Case

A v. W 12.10.17

13th October 2017

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

36 year old Police Sergeant recovered £1.65m after sustaining a brachial plexus injury when her hand became caught in the door handle of a car being driven by a thief who was attempting to evade arrest. Marcus Grant, instructed by Tracey Benson of Slater & Gordon, represented the Claimant.

On her case the Claimant sustained a traction injury to the left brachial plexus and went onto develop a generalised plexopathy. Surgery aggravated her pain and she was left with chronic neuropathic pain in the left upper limb that brought about her medical retirement from the Police and in need of ongoing support. She had been on the Police High Potential Development Scheme and brought a claim for the loss of chance of a career up to the rank Assistant Chief Constable.

The Defendant admitted liability and the fact that she had sustained a brachial plexus injury that brought about an early medical retirement. The Defendant was more upbeat about her future, contending that any residual pain was psychologically mediated and capable of resolution with further psychological treatment after the conclusion of the litigation. The Defendant was more cautious in assessing her promotion prospects.

The claim settled through negotiation at a point between the Parties’ respective best case scenarios.


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Year of Call: 1993


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