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21st Sep

£5.7m for injured soldier told by two national firms and two senior barristers that he didn’t have a case. 

The client suffered a lifting injury whilst working in a military hangar. Despite strong recommendations from the military doctor, his chain of command failed to make suitable adjustments for him in order to allow him to recover and, instead, increased his workload causing him to deteriorate substantially over the following year until he was, regrettably, left very heavily disabled.

He originally instructed a large national personal injury firm (Setfords) who profess to specialise in claims for injured soldiers. After pursuing the case for a number of years, including obtaining advices from two senior barristers, they informed him that he did not have a case and they closed their file. He then tried approaching one of the largest personal injury firms in the country (Irwin Mitchell) to see whether they would take his case on, but, following review, they also rejected his case.

Thankfully for him, an acquaintance recommended our firm and we agreed to do a free of charge independent review of the case papers. Following that review we identified a number of lines of enquiry that had not been followed up and we believe that, with the right tactics, the case could in fact be won.  Both of those firms, and both senior barristers, had failed to pick up on certain pieces of evidence that we believe could be used to turn the case around. We were ultimately proven correct and were able to negotiate a final overall settlement of £5.7 million which will enable the client to obtain a specially adapted home and to pay for specialist private care in order to improve his quality of life.

The senior barrister that we appointed, being one of the leading personal injury barristers in the country, commented after the case that if it was not for the hard work we had put into the case then the client would not have recovered compensation. This was therefore an extremely rewarding case for us to be a part of and we are very proud to have made a difference in the life of this severely disabled client who had been left with no hope.

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