Back in May 2014, it was reported that a teacher at a school in West Sussex was awarded in excess of £20,000 in personal injury compensation after suffering ligament damage to his ankle after slipping on a puddle of water while at work. As you may have come to expect, certain sections of the media jumped on the story, spinning it to fit with their view that Britain has a compensation culture that is out of control.
Some were quick to point out that the local authority that ran the school contested the claim, but that the teacher went on to court, perhaps with the help and assistance of a 100% no win no fee* Devon car accident solicitor fighting his corner, where a judge ruled in his favour.
Unfortunately, you will often find that certain sections of the media portray personal injury claimants as little more than chancers trying their luck in a system that is stacked against businesses and public sector bodies. What these outlets fail to recognise is the stress, suffering and expense personal injury claimants can be put through as a consequence of being hurt.
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Reading in black and white that a teacher slipped on a puddle and then suffered damage to the ligaments in his ankle might not do justice to what this individual had to go through. If the damage were serious enough, he might find himself unable to work, which would be a disaster if he was a supply teacher working the odd day here and there with no sick pay. He might struggle to look after his family or carry out other daily tasks made more difficult by his injury. This is the sort of evidence that a decent Devon car accident solicitor might argue on an injured party’s behalf.
When one reads about stories such as these in right-leaning media, there will typically be no mention whatsoever of the suffering the injured party was forced to endure. In its place will be barely concealed outrage that a teacher should be claiming taxpayers’ money for an injury. A quote from a purported taxpayers’ lobbying group will usually also be thrown in for good measure.Open Claim Calculator
Make that claim with Accident Advice Helpline
You might be able to retain the services of a decent 100% no win no fee* Devon car accident solicitor and make a claim for compensation after suffering an injury in an accident that was not your fault. To find out what you might be able to win, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or text ‘Claim365’ to 88010 and we’ll call you back.