Traffic Warden Awarded £200,000 in Accident at Work
The victim was a traffic warden who, while at work, slipped and fell in a wet, undercover car park.
There were initially causation issues before liability was admitted and proceedings issued. The accident at work claim however remained complex due to the victim’s mental state. The claimant had a minor back injury which led to catastrophic symptoms caused by chronic pain and somatoform disorder.
Complex psychiatric evidence was required, particularly regarding prior vulnerability. Housing adaptations were required and significant levels of care needed following the accident.
The case was contested for several years before compensation of £200,000 was agreed.