I am often contacted by a potential client who has been injured in an accident which wasn’t their fault. The client explains to me that the other insurers have been in contact and offered a hire car, physiotherapy treatment as well as £1,000 compensation for injuries.
The Smith -v- Manchester award – or the handicap on the labour market award explained.
Recently I acted for a client who sustained an accident when his shoulder was injured at work. He was off work for three months. I claimed for his loss of earnings during this absence AND I was also successful in increasing his damages by an extra £10,000 even though he had returned to his job.