11th February 2020
Ben Casey, instructed by Patrick Maguire of Slater and Gordon, acted for the Claimant who had sustained a severe leg injury following a motorcycle accident.
The Claimant had limited educational achievements and a sporadic work pre-accident work history. A key issue involved how to approach his future loss of earnings against that background. Further issues between the parties concerned the appropriate type and amount of therapeutic and surgical interventions, aids and equipment and care and assistance in the future. There was also a significant dispute over the most appropriate type of accommodation together with what that might cost.
The settlement of £750,000 was net of a £42,500 interim payment and a small CRU certificate. The case settled through negotiation at a Joint Settlement Meeting.