Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 296 (Mar)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Nigel Teare QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Martin Forde (instructed by Howard Kennedy) for the claimant
  Jane DeCamp (instructed by Morgan Cole, Reading) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 20 March 2002


Damages - Personal injury - Amount of damages - Loss of earnings - Claimant suffering injury at work - Claimant arguing injury causing migraine headaches - Injury causing claimant to cease work at garden centre - Quantum of special and general damages.

The Case

A 35-year-old claimant was awarded 17,500 for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, in addition to 7,500 for loss of congenial employment in circumstances where he suffered an accident at work which caused him to suffer permanent pain in his cervico-thorasic junction with radiation into his right arm, in addition to frequent migraines.

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