Derby car accident claim solicitors

McIntosh Fleming Lawyers, specialise in no win, no fee accident claims, and we guarantee that you keep all of your compensation without any deduction for our charges.Get in touch with Derby car accident claim lawyers by e-mailing gary.dickie@btinternet.com , or ring us on 01332 518135.

Case Study

The claimant sustained a soft tissue whiplash injury to her neck in a road accident. She attended her doctor and was initially able to return to her clerical work. Her symptoms did not improve and she had to cancel a pre-booked skiing holiday. She attended hospital, where she was fitted with a cervical collar, which she wore for several weeks. She was also prescribed strong painkillers. She was signed off work and her employer arranged intensive physiotherapy. She received a month’s treatment as an inpatient. After this treatment her symptoms were greatly improved, but she continued to suffer significant problems with strenuous activity. Outpatient physiotherapy continued several times a week and she was signed off work for a total of seven months. A year after the accident her symptoms were much improved, although she continued to have physiotherapy. Exertion and housework continued to be difficult and sporting activities were disrupted. She had fully recovered from the effects of the injury between 18 months and two years after the accident. For the first two months after the accident the claimant also occasionally suffered from some generalised and nebulous symptoms, which were attributable to the collision. These included the aggravation of a previous back injury with some radiation of pain into the legs, paraesthesia and dizziness. The injury had had a serious effect on the claimant, who was considered to be an honest yet anxious person. The award took account of the long and intensive physiotherapy that the claimant had to endure and the loss of enjoyment of her holiday. General damages £6,479.89.

Case Study 2

The claimant sustained a whiplash injury affecting his neck. He had suffered from neck pain with associated paraesthesia affecting the hands for about eight years prior to the occurrence of the accident. Additionally, there was evidence of some minor disc degeneration at C5/6. The neck pain, which might last for periods of two to three days, had been treated with analgesics. The day after the accident, the claimant’s neck was stiff and painful and, within about a day, he started to suffer from bouts of dizziness. A week later, the claimant consulted his doctor, who advised that the dizziness would diminish and prescribed a course of three physiotherapy treatments. About nine months after the accident, the neck pain had become so severe that the claimant had to undergo further physiotherapy and took seven weeks off work. The medical evidence attributed directly to the accident the need for further physiotherapy. In order to reduce the number of hours he spent driving, the claimant changed his job and reduced his hours to part-time. He was diagnosed as suffering from bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome but complained of pain affecting all of the fingers and thumbs of both hands. It was concluded that at least some of the paraesthesia affecting the hands was caused by the injury to the cervical spine. By the time of the trial, the claimant had been symptom-free for about one year and had been able to resume full-time employment. He had undergone a third period of physiotherapy, which he had found to be beneficial, but he was unable to continue to finance it. General damages £7,886.73.

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