Case Report - W v Burns

Case Name

W v Burns

Accident Date


Settlement Date





The Claimant was involved in a previous road traffic accident back in 2015 and the Claimant also suffered with pre-existing multiple sclerosis.

Immediately after the accident, the Claimant suffered with severe symptoms to his head, neck and lower back causing a restricted range of movement. These symptoms improved over time. The Claimant also suffered with severe driver anxiety including nervousness and being over-cautious. Driving also exacerbated his symptoms.

The Claimant saw his GP and received 5 sessions of physiotherapy.

The medical expert, for the purpose of a medico-legal report, confirmed that the Claimant had suffered from an exacerbation of pre-existing symptoms which had increased in severity. He had pre-existing symptoms of headaches, neck pain and stiffness with radiating pain to the shoulders, acute low back pain, tingling in the arms and worsening of pre-existing MS.

The Claimant did not take any time from work; however, he was restricted in his work, as well as housework, lifting and sleep.

The Claimant's neck and back symptoms reduced to their pre-accident level within four months of the date of the accident.


The Claimant was the driver of a motor vehicle sat at traffic lights. The lights changed to green and the Claimant began to proceed. The Claimant saw an emergency police car approaching from the left, so he stopped. The Defendant, who was travelling behind our client however, failed to stop and collided with the rear of the Claimant's vehicle.

Liability was admitted by the Defendant's insurers.


Global settlement in the sum of £3955.80

PSLA £3850.00

Special damages £105.80

Solicitors for the Claimant

Kristy Price of Spencers Solicitors Limited

Insurers for the Defendant

Sedgwick International UK

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