Entries in Personal Injury (9)
An uncontrolled dog with a history of aggression has cost its owners and their insurers approximately £20,000 in respect of compensation and costs after it attacked a man who was cycling past a farm. Michael Batty acted for the victim.
Michael Batty has assisted a Client to recover substantial damages from Suffolk County Council following a workplace accident that resulted in the Client’s leg being broken by a heavy roller. Liability in respect of the claim was initially denied but settled shortly before a trial. Likewise damages were agreed in advance of an assessment of damages hearing.
The failure by a corporate residential landlord to properly maintain the access road and car park within its development has cost it £50,000 in damages and costs.
Michael Batty successfully sued the landlord on behalf of a Client who broke her arm and sustained other injuries after a fall caused by a large pothole which she had not been able to see as she crossed the access road in the dark. “Landlords must take their maintenance and repairing obligations seriously” said Michael after the case, “In this instance there was an obvious want of repair which had clearly existed for quite some time. An accident of some sort was almost inevitable and has left the landlord with a significant additional financial liability over and above the cost of repairs which could easily have been avoided”.
Poor health and safety procedures at a hotel in Newmarket which resulted in an employee being involved in two minor accidents within a matter of weeks has cost the hotel and its insurers just under £8,000 in damages and costs. The injured employee was represented by Michael Batty.