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Police Officer Injured in Road Traffic Collision Awarded £95,000

25 September 2015

The Claimant was involved in a road traffic collision. She was in an unmarked police car and was struck by the defendant vehicle which pulled out of a side road without giving way to the Claimant.

Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Nic Collins is a Senior Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cardiff.

Settlement Value: £95,000

What Happened: The Claimant was struck by the defendant vehicle which pulled out of a side road without giving way. The Claimant sustained a back injury acceleration and also tinnitus.

Impact: As a Police Officer, the claimant may now have her service cut short as she isn’t fit for full working duties and has been assigned to restricted duties only.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We were able to successfully argue that the Claimant’s damages should allow for the possibility that, as a result of Police reforms, she may not now be able to complete her full term of service within the police and would, as a result, be at a disadvantage on the open labour market if she had to leave her current job.

Decision: The claim was settled to the value of £95,000.

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