Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 203 (Jan)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Silber J

Representation John Allston (instructed by Christopher Harris & Co, Sittingbourne) for the claimant.
  Julian Matthews (instructed by Kennedys) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 24 January 2002


Damages - Personal injury - Pain, suffering and loss of amenity - Open book fracture to pelvis - Wasting to left leg - Serious scarring - Incontinence - Impotence - Quantum.

The Case

Where benefits fell outwith the scope of the it was a question of fact as to whether they should be set off against damages. Sums received in housing benefits would, insofar as they resulted from the defendant's negligence, be set off against damages for loss of earnings

Practice Areas

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