Case Studies

Personal Injury Case Studies

Successful Trip Claim

Malcolm Horner recently settled a case against a local council following a tripping accident outside her home. The Council denied liability on the basis that the defect had not been there that long and that our client should have been more careful. Malcolm aggressively refuted this argument and managed to obtain a settlement for the client following issuing of Court proceedings.

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Accident at Work Claim Awarded in Excess of £10,000

Malcolm Horner recently acted for a man who was injured at work. Our was instructed to unload pallets from a truck at the airport however he suffered a shoulder injury whilst doing so. The Defendants denied liability for over 3 years and the case settled the day before trial.

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Compensation for Nurse

Adam Horner recently settled a case for a nurse who sustained a needlestick injury whilst at work. A needlestick injury is not limited to the initial bleeding, swelling and tenderness to the area of skin which is punctured. Our client was worried that she could have sustained an infection and had to have several blood tests before she was cleared.

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Successful Claim for Cleaner

1. Adam Horner recently acted for a lady who was engaged as a cleaner. The client was cleaning the sinks in the staff toilets when the sink unit suddenly fell on her. The Defendant employer alleged that she was wholly or at least partly to blame due to her cleaning technique being too vigorous however we completely refuted this allegation and settled the claim holding the Defendant to be totally liable.

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Playground Pursuit!

Malcolm Horner, a fellow of APIL and Head of Personal Injury at McHale and Co has also recently finalised a case (subject to court approval) of a young boy being injured in a playground which was within the grounds of a school in Manchester area.

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Accident at Work - A Case Study

Adam Horner recently secured a settlement of £45,000 for a client who had been injured in an accident at work. The client has been represented by another local firm but got fed up of the lack of progress being made so he instructed Adam following a recommendation.

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