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£2.38m settlement secured for newly qualified Clinical Psychologist

20th April 2021

Richard Wilkinson, instructed by William Broadbent at Leigh Day Solicitors, acted on behalf of a young Clinical Psychologist who sustained serious arm injuries in an RTA. Her claim was settled at a JSM for £2.38m.

The Claimant, aged 29 at the date of accident, had recently started working for the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist.  She was knocked off her bike and into the path of an on-coming bus, sustaining severe fractures and crushing injuries to her dominant arm. Despite numerous surgical procedures she was left with significant on-going neuropathic pain and unpleasant cosmetic injuries. She had only managed to return to work on a part time basis since the accident. The parties’ dispute focused on predictions of her likely career path but for the accident given its nascent stage at the time of the accident, and in particular her prospects of achieving Consultancy and whether she would have engaged in a lucrative private practice. A significant pension loss claim was also advanced. The Court had refused permission for the parties to rely on evidence from an employment consultant so the Claimant was required to support her claim via witness and other evidence in relation to her potential earnings and promotion prospects. She also advanced significant claims for future treatment, care, services and transport costs as she had been unable to return to her main pre-accident mode of transport (cycling).

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