Our client suffered a nasty fall on an icy footpath that had not been gritted on her way to work in December 2013. The Plaintiff suffered a severe fracture dislocation of the ankle requiring open reduction fixation surgery followed post-surgery by a below knee cast and physiotherapy and subsequent surgery twelve months later to remove metal work. The Plaintiff now suffers from arthritis in the ankle and was left with some scarring from the surgery.
The Defendant declined to have the Injuries Board did not issue any award and accordingly an Authorisation was issued to allow our client progress her case to the Courts.. We advised our client to issue High Court proceedings and a High Court Personal Injury Summons was issued in May 2015. We organised an engineering inspection of the footpath as liability was being contested and obtained all the documentation necessary to prove our client’s case. We proceeded to engage with multiple medical experts to ensure our client’s injuries were fully addressed and reported on and so that consideration was given to the future of cost of surgery later in the Plaintiff’s life. Within 18 months we had our client’s case listed for hearing with a trial date in January 2017. Our client’s case proceedings to Trial and was settled prior to hearing on the morning of the case for a substantial six figure sum.