Our client, a 19 year old female was dancing on the dance floor of a night club when she felt a heavy weight land on her right shoulder. As she turned around, the speaker had fallen from the wall bracket and had struck our client resulting in her sustaining injury.
She was provided with first aid at the time and she then subsequently attended her local A & E department as she had pain in her neck, right shoulder and also had paid radiating down her arm to her wrist. She underwent x-rays of her right wrist and was given a splint to support the wrist. There was no evidence of a fracture.
The claim was implied to the Defendant on 18 May 2011 but liability was initially denied. After further representations from Alicia Townsend, personal injury solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, the Defendant then admitted liability on 16 November 2011.
Medical evidence was obtained which confirmed that the Claimant had sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck, right shoulder and right wrist. The nature of such injuries should have settled over a period of 4 to 8 weeks but at 10 months post accident the Claimant had minor ongoing intermittent symptoms and physiotherapy was recommended for a period of 3 months to assist with the residual symptoms.
Compensation was agreed in the sum of £4,000 prior to investigating the option of physiotherapy and her legal costs were also paid.
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