£10k compensation for knee injury from a road accident

Compensation of £10,385 was awarded in 2014 to a 70 year-old woman who sustained injuries to her knee in a road traffic accident one year earlier.

Injury details

The Claimant was stationary in her car when another vehicle collided at speed with the rear of her vehicle. Injuries were caused to her left knee and neck.

Her knee injury was diagnosed as a severe strain. She was unable to walk for two months following the collision. 

After four months the knee pain was continuous and severe. Her movements were restricted and she needed to use a walking stick.

Surgery was recommended to repair a meniscus tear, diagnosed following an MRI scan.

The Claimant also suffered neck pain. This was continuous for two months following the accident with restricted neck movement.

Treatment for the neck pain included hydrotherapy and strong painkillers. 

Allegation

It was maintained that the defendant was negligent insofar as he was driving at speed and without due care and attention.

The accident caused injuries to the Claimant's knee and neck.

The neck injuries should resolve within nine months of the accident.
 
Surgery was necessary to repair the knee injury. This was expected to resolve within two years of the accident date.

The Claimant was unable to do her hobby of gardening or heavy domestic chores. She was also unable to attend the gym which she had done five times per week prior to the accident.

Conclusion and settlement

Liability was admitted and the matter did not proceed to Court.

Compensation was accepted of £10,385 by way of an out of Court settlement.

£9,000 of the damages was attributed to "pain, suffering and loss of amenity."

In addition £1,385 was awarded for treatment, expenses incurred and interest.

Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?

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