Graham Brierton was instructed by an elderly client regarding a serious injury sustained while working in a voluntary capacity for an organisation. Unfortunately the client had left the matter until 2 weeks before the expiry of the 3 year limitation period. Graham very quickly took instructions and issued protective proceedings obtaining an early admission of liability from the organisation’s insurers. We are pleased that within 7 months of starting the claim we recovered substantial damages for our grateful client.
A lesson to be learned is that claims like this should never be left until the last moment as it is not always possible to prepare a claim at such short notice.