While I personally believe that there is no such thing as a personal injury claim that is too bizarre or odd to make a claim for, some believe that their injury will not be taken seriously or is too odd to warrant a claim for compensation.
These people typically search out the services of a no win no fee solicitor as they know they won’t have to pay fees up front and can proceed a case on a no risk basis. That’s how no win no fee solicitors work for clients.
Regardless of your injuries or how you were injured, if you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you have the right to make a personal injury claim.
Below are some of the oddest personal injury claim on record (in no particular order) that were kindly sourced and supplied by the team at Personal Injury Solicitors Stockport.
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1 – McDonald’s Coffee
A McDonald’s coffee can be served at over 100 degrees, and when a claimant spilt her beverage over herself she was not aware that the coffee would scald her so badly. The claimant was awarded over $2 million in damages after it was revealed that McDonald’s had a number of complaints against them. $800 worth of skin grafts were required due to the severity of her burns and injuries. Following the accident, McDonald’s has issued a “Caution contains hot liquids” on every single takeaway cup ever since.
A women in a hot tub injured her back after she was sucked downwards by the jet in a jacuzzi. The injuries she sustained in her gym resulted in a significant payout.
3 – Motorbike Petrol Tank
More than £80,000 was awarded to a man in Bournemouth after he suffered erectile dysfunction after injuring himself following a collision with the petrol tank of his motorbike after he was involved in a crash with another driver.
4 – Car Park Barriers
Numerous people have filed for personal injuries after either driving or walking out of car park with a barrier, only for the barrier to crash down on them when they are exiting. Claimants have not only successfully taken legal action for injuries, but have also been able to claim compensation for damages.
5 – Horse Biting
A woman in Stockport was granted over £21,000 after a horse that was left in the stables for too much time bit her lip due to being agitated as a result of poor treatment and poor conditions. It is believed that the horse bit the claimants lip due to boredom.
6 – Clothing Security Tag
A security tag in a clothing store was not properly put on a dress a woman was trying on. When it came loose, the claimant impaled her toe on the pin. The woman was awarded just under £2,000.
7 – Door Stopper
A woman in Manchester was granted just over £6,000 after she sustained injuries to her leg when she tripped over a door stopper that was the same colour and shade as the carpet making it difficult to spot.
8 – Mistaken Identity
A claimant had the same name as another patient at a dentist surgery. Prior to a routine surgery the dentist was handed the wrong file for the patient’s namesake, four perfectly healthy teeth were removed rather than the minor procedure he was due as a result of the error. The client was awarded £8,000 in compensation.
Many thanks to Personal Injury Solicitors Stockport for creating this piece of content – you can find out more about them and how their Stockport personal injury solicitors work on their Stockport website.
Regardless of the type of your injury, if you suffer loss as a result of negligence, you have the right to make a compensation claim and hold those responsible to account. If you live or work in Stockport and Greater Manchester then get in touch today with Personal Injury Solicitors Stockport to find out if you could be entitled to compensation.
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