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Real case story

Hello, John blogging again and this time I have a real tale to tell.

A kind client has given me his permission to tell you about his injury compensation case that has just succeeded. I won’t mention his name, but he is a gentleman from Leeds and he found out about us from an internet search. He had suffered a nasty accident (which I will tell you about in a minute) and he wanted a good local solicitor who would give him a personal service and meet him face to face. He didn’t want to be fobbed off with a call centre, or to end up talking to a different person every time he called. I told him that I am the only John in the company, so he can always call and just ask for John!

I had a long chat with him and then went to see him in his home on a no obligation basis. We got on well, I thought he had a decent chance of winning and I took on his case on a no win no fee basis.

The accident happened like this. He was delivering equipment as part of his job and came to premises that were shut for lunch. There was a door with a letterbox and so he pushed the parcel through the letterbox. The letterbox had a viciously sharp mechanism and snapped shut severing the “terminal phalanx” (or the last centimetre or so of the tip) of his ring finger. The fingertip fell inside the door.

He and the fingertip, once it had been retrieved, were rushed to hospital. He had surgery, but the tip was badly damaged and so could not be reattached. He was left with, thankfully, a fully functioning finger, but it was reduced in length a little and had some sensitivity to the tip. He lost a few days of earnings, but was soon back at work.

I directed the claim to the business at the premises with the vicious letterbox. Their insurers investigated the claim and were persuaded by my arguments that they ought to accept liability and meet the claim.

I obtained medical evidence and details of his modest financial losses and negotiated with the insurers over the value of the claim.

The claim eventually settled for £6,000.00. My client is delighted and the case went very smoothly. Not all cases do!

If you have an accident it could be just as straightforward. Don’t pick a giant company, who might well not even be solicitors and will simply sell you on, contact someone who will talk to you properly and see you – without cost or obligation. Like me and us!

No question is too small for us, so call me or Lorraine today or  click on the case evaluation button below and send us a no obligation enquiry.

That’s all for now,

John

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