Compensation For A Broken Leg At Football – £150,000
James Gregory claimed compensation for a broken leg at football.
At that time he was a promising 19 year-old apprentice with a professional club in Greater Manchester.
He was playing in a Youth-Alliance match against the youth team of another northwest professional club when he suffered his injury.
James was challenged by an opponent ‘off the ball’. The ball was yards away and had already gone out of play for a throw in.
The referee was nearby and immediately sent the other player off the field for Serious Foul Play.
Mulderrigs agreed to take on Mr Gregory’s case, and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
The insurance company for the offending player would not accept responsibility even though we had clear evidence from the referee and lots of other witnesses.
So we had to fight the case all the way to a trial.
The Judge decided that the offending player was to blame after hearing all the evidence of all the witnesses.
We then obtained expert medical evidence and details of his lost earnings.
This evidence helped us negotiate a settlement of £150,000.