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Case Summary: E v I - Karen Cawood, Spencers Solicitors

15/02/21. Case Name
: 
E v I


Court Name
: County Court Money Claims Centre


Accident Date: 23/01/2018


Settlement Date: 
20/06/2020


TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £57,500.00


Background


The file was a stress at work claim. An appointment had been made for the claimant to see a Probation Service User. During the appointment the gentleman in question was verbally aggressive and threatening. He began swearing and shouting and suddenly jumped and threatened to smash the room up by picking up the chair he had been sat on. He thumped the door with his fist and intimidated the claimant and her colleague. The claimant pushed the panic alarm button to alarm other employees that assistance was required however no one came. She pressed the alarm again but still no one arrived to help. 

The claimant was referred for treatment for possible post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident. The claimant was off work for a period of around six months and eventually returned to work. 


Liability


Primary liability was admitted. 


Quantum


The case settled by Part 36 offer. The amount was a global sum and no breakdown was given, however, it is estimated by the claimant solicitors that £20,000 was for special damages and £37,500 for general damages. 



Solicitors for the Claimant
: 
Karen Cawood of Spencers Solicitors Limited


Solicitors for the Defendant
: Plexus Law


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