Police officer settles claim after being injured on duty
Our client suffered multiple injuries when hit by a car whilst on duty as a police officer. Read more about the case here.
15 June 2022
Steve*, our client, was approaching a stationary vehicle as part of his duties when the defendant in control of the vehicle began driving towards him. Steve jumped out of the way of the vehicle to avoid colliding with it, but with nowhere else to go, he jumped onto the bonnet of his own police vehicle.
This was a large vehicle, and due to the extra weight of Steve’s equipment, he was unable to land properly or safely on the bonnet to avoid injury. When falling away from his car, his legs unfortunately collided with the defendant’s moving vehicle as it drove past, causing Steve to be forcibly spun around from the significant impact. This caused several injuries to our client, including to the pelvis, hips, groin, and back, as well as severe psychological injuries.
This case was particularly complex due to the nature of Steve’s injuries, the number of experts needed, and the use of video surveillance footage by the defendant to try and counter our client’s description of his injuries.
Because of the expertise of Steve’s solicitor, a reliable witness statement was arranged to combat these claims, and the case was successfully settled a few weeks before the arranged trial date for a sum of £100,000. This was an excellent settlement amount for our client, and he was satisfied both financially and psychologically from the settlement of his case.
Our expert at Slater and Gordon offer a number of legal services to police officers through the , including obtaining financial compensation for officers injured both in the line of duty, as well as in non-work related accidents.
*Client’s name has been changed to ensure confidentiality.