Kerron Rohrer and Andrew Ward settle personal injury claim for £545,000

August 24, 2015

Kerron Rohrer of Exchange Chambers has achieved a settlement of £545,000 at a Joint Settlement Meeting on 19 August 2015 on behalf of a former soldier who suffered a serious shoulder injury in an accident that occurred at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan during October 2008. An excessively heavy package was thrown onto him whilst a lorry was being unloaded. The defendant Ministry of Defence was represented by Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers.

Liability was admitted. The case involved complicated issues of medical causation; issues concerning the mitigation of loss both in terms of a delay in undergoing medical treatment and issues about seeking alternative employment during the period of past loss; whether the claimant was “disabled” within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 for the purposes of an Ogden 7 approach to future loss of earnings; the extent to which the claimant had a residual earnings capacity; and the extent to which the claimant had required, and would continue to require, care and assistance. The Ministry of Defence had obtained its own expert orthopaedic medical report but did not disclose it in the proceedings. The claimant’s Schedule of Loss totalled £1,121,612 and settlement was agreed in the sum of £545,000.

This case illustrates the expertise amongst the personal injury team at Exchange Chambers in dealing with high value personal injury litigation on behalf of both claimants and defendants.