Robbery Victim Left with Severe Leg Injuries Receives Substantial Damages
28 April 2015
Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Solicitor Alicia Rendell secured substantial damages for her client who suffered severe life-changing injuries when he was robbed by a gang of men in the car park of the pub he managed.
Alicia’s client was attacked as he left for the bank with the pub’s bank holiday weekend takings and was left with injuries so severe he had to have one of his legs amputated.
Alicia inherited the case from other solicitors who had lodged an application with the CICA but had not considered a claim for negligence against her client’s employer. It was close to limitation and Alicia commenced proceedings against her client’s employer alleging that their system of work exposed her client to unnecessary risk of robbery.
Rather than employ a security firm to collect the pub’s takings Alicia’s client’s employer required him to carry the money to the bank himself and laid down a strict timetable for doing so which made his movements easy to monitor by any would be criminals.
Commenting on the case, Alicia Rendell said: “This was an interesting yet complex and unusual case as my client’s employer denied liability and alleged that my client was negligent on the grounds that he resisted the attack and tried to protect the takings rather than simply handing them over as his employer claimed he had been trained to do.
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