Personal injury news roundup: 7 days ended 23 Oct 2012:
Lawyers have been kept on their toes this week after two new reports of recent personal injury compensation cases were made known to the public.
First we have the successful injury claim made by one man and his personal injury solicitors after her was struck on the head after being caught in a hospital ceiling collapse as he went about his duties. David Kennedy, forty eight years old, had been going about his business at the Prospect Park Hospital, located in Tilehurst, when a piece of plasterboard fell from the ceiling of the dining room he was in, knocking him out cold and causing not just persistent hearing issues but also spraining his right shoulder.
Luckily fr Mr Kennedy, his union referred him to a personal injury law firm that took his case, resulting in the case being settled out of court by the NHS Trust for the hospital. The amount of the injured man’s compensation was not made known to the public.
Next we move from head to feet, with one Walton woman ending up in hospital after fracturing her ankle on the first day of a holiday at a caravan park. Tracey McShane, a disabled woman diagnosed with both ME and chronic fatigue syndrome, had been at the caravan park for scarcely four hours when the incident occurred, which involved her falling through a gap just outside her caravan that had allegedly been concealed by two concrete slabs holding down a welcome mat.
The fifty year old woman was rushed to hospital after she fell in order to treat her broken right tibia and the soft tissue damage suffered by her left ankle. The woman’s injuries were so severe that she needed to have her leg pinned and left in a plaster cast, but she reports that her ankles are still both painful and swollen even after her broken tibia has healed.
The 50 year old woman has since sought out legal advice, launching a personal injury claim against Park Holidays, the owners of the caravan park. Park Holidays has declined to comment on the case.