Girl Aged Five Suffers Shattered Elbow
Mrs Ryan contacted Accident Direct after finding out that her daughter had been injured due to lack of supervision during school.
Mrs Ryan was picking up her daughter Lilly aged just 5 from pre-school to find that she had been injured. Upon arriving at the pre-school Mrs Ryan was taken aside by one of the staff members to be informed that little Lilly had taken a tumble and was complaining about the pain to her arm. She was advised that Lilly was ok and just to let her sleep it off.
Upon arriving home Lilly began to cry uncontrollably. When Mrs Ryan questioned Lilly she informed her that she had fallen from a table as another child had pushed her. Mrs Ryan took Lilly to the hospital and upon having an x-ray it was confirmed that she had shattered the bone in her elbow and would need an operation to correct the damage.
Lilly has been back and forth from the hospital to receive medical treatment meaning that Mrs Ryan and her husband have had to take extra time off work to care for her. Lily would also need physiotherapy to help her gain the use of her arm again.
When Mrs Ryan contacted Accidents Direct she was concerned about having to pay for fees as the couple would be unable to bear the financial burden of a court case. One of our legally trained advisors explained that the service would be on a “no win no fee” basis and Lilly would Receive 100% of the compensation she deserved. As Lilly is under the age of 18 Mrs Ryan would have to bring the claim on her daughter’s behalf, which is known as a litigation friend.
Mrs Ryan was also able to recover other financial costs caused by the accident. When bringing a claim For Compensation there are two heads of damages. Special and General damages. These categories allow for costs not only to be recovered for pain and suffering but also other care and financial losses.
Lilly was awarded £2500 in compensation for the public liability claim that she made and Mrs Ryan is pleased with the progress Lilly has made with her recovery.