The Claimant, a 50-year-old Business Support Administrator employed by a College, was shopping at a high street supermarket store within a shopping centre in Leeds. Having paid for her shopping and in the process of leaving the store, the Claimant was suddenly collided into and crushed by a mobility scooter. The Defendants insured had temporarily lost control of their mobility scooter and drove out from the aisles near the till into a devastating impact with our client.
The Claimants right lower leg was collided into and she suffered multiple non displaced compound fractures of the tibia requiring a number of surgeries. The Claimants leg was fixated with a number of screws and held in place in a metal cage during the course of her recovery in which she was completely immobile for a number of months. The Claimants claim consisted of loss of earnings, a disadvantage on the open labour market as she was left with muscle wastage and loss of strength in her leg, future loss of earnings, cost of gratuitous care, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder relating to public places and treatment costs (including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Expert evidence was commissioned from an Orthopaedic Surgeon who confirmed that the Claimant would be left with some residual discomfort permanently.
The Claimant made a commendable recovery and we achieved a settlement in excess of £75,000.00.