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Total Of £7,750 Compensation Paid To A Driver and the 2 Passengers

A 39 year old School Burser from Clitheroe was injured whilst travelling in her Peugeot with 2 of her friends along Whalley Road in Langho.  She was driving normally along her side of the road when a car that had left the nearby golf club was driving on the wrong side of the road, causing a head on collision. 

As a result of the accident she suffered from a significant period of shock as well as anxiety as both a driver and passenger, mild concussion and a whiplash injury to her neck.  She took some time off work though thankfully did not suffer any loss of earnings as her employers paid her normal wage.  She wanted to make a claim for compensation and so approached John Bennett who secured an admission of liability from the Defendant’s insurers.  Mr Bennett referred his client to an independent medical expert who estimated that she would be fully recovered within 8 months of the accident.  On this basis her claim was settled and she was awarded £2500 for her injuries as well £144.75 to travelling expenses to hospital and physiotherapy appointments.  Her employers were also reimbursed £216.29 for the wages they had paid her whilst she was off.  Mr Bennett did not need to take any money from his client as their ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement meant that the Defendant’s insurers had to pay his fees. 

The woman’s 2 friends were also injured in the car accident.  The first was a 50 year old teaching assistant from Langho and had been travelling in the back of the car.  She suffered from an initial period of shock and anxiety whilst driving, a left sided head injury, whiplash to her neck, bruising to her left elbow and lower leg and grazing and bruising to her right shin.  An independent medical expert estimated that she would be fully recovered psychologically within 5 months of the accident, and physically within 8 months of the accident.  On this basis Mr Bennett secured her £2600 for her injuries as well as £7.50 to cover the cost of her prescription for pain killers. The second was a 35 year old teaching assistant from Langho and had been travelling in the front passenger seat.  As a result of the collision she suffered from an initial period of shock and anxiety was a passenger, whiplash to her neck with upper right shoulder involvement and pain and bruising to her knees.  It was estimated that she would be fully recovered within 8 months of the accident.  On this basis her claim was settled and she was awarded £2650 for her injuries and £350 to cover her 10 sessions of physiotherapy as recommended by the medical expert.  As she had taken 5 days off work her employers were reimbursed £197.85 for her wages.