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Corries improve settled work accident claim taken over from other Solicitor

Corries Solicitors Ltd report on a recent successful case taken over from another firm of solicitors.

Our client, Mr G, came to us having suffered an accident at work. He stumbled in a pot hole in his employers car park and fell forward onto his outstretched hand causing injury to his arm, shoulder and neck.

There was clear evidence of age relate changes to the neck and shoulder.He required a long time off work. He also needed several operations to ease the pain and to try and recover function in his right arm.

Mr G had started his claim with another firm of Solicitors during which time an offer was made of £5000 to settle the case. He did not feel that the case was being properly investigated. He asked Corries to take the claim over.


Corries Director/ Solicitor Howard Bonnett picks up the story:-

“My client was aware that his past medical history was a factor in his case but felt that his case was worth more. The expert chosen by the previous solicitors had not reviewed all aspects of his history and the damage caused.

I sat with the client and carefully assessed his injuries and what evidence would be better suited to get to the bottom of his problems . We carefully checked what could be rightly blamed on the accident and what could not.I instructed a leading neurologist. Together we were able to prove that the accident caused damage over and above that which would have happened in any event. We proved that the accident was was playing a role in his immediate and future problems

My client had surgery which helped him to return to work . However the accident had made him more vulnerable on the labour market than he otherwise would have been.

I was then in a position to settle the case for a lot higher sum, worth many times the initial offer. My client was very pleased with the settlement which has helped him deal with his losses to date and for his pain. He can now  make provision in the event that he becomes unemployed for any spell during the rest of his working life.

It is this practical help which has made this claim very rewarding”

If you or someone you know has had an accident at work or out on the street or public place and want a robust Solicitor working for you then contact Corries on 0800 655 6535


Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”


£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”


£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”


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