Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 77 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 3136 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Sir Robert Francis QC

Representation Laura Begley for C.
  Neil Block QC for the Company.
Judgment Dates: 5 December 2016


Personal injuries - Statement of claim - Particulars - Claimant (C) suffering injury at workplace premises shortly after starting new job - C not returning to work after injury - C bringing personal injury claim against defendant former employer - C's particulars of claim alleging that C's injury taking place when lifting sack of potatoes at workplace - Defendant denying circumstances of accident - Whether C suffering accident as alleged in particulars of claim.

The Case

Personal injuries Statement of claim. The Queen's Bench Division held that judgment would be entered for the defendant company in a case where the claimant brought a claim for personal injury arising out of an accident which he claimed to have suffered whilst working for the defendant. In the circumstances, the claimant was unable to prove that, on the balance of probabilities, he had suffered the accident as alleged in his particulars of claim.

Practice Areas

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