In the recent case of Campbell v Downie a demolition worker sought compensation from a van driver for injuries and losses he sustained in a road traffic accident.
The demolition worker claimed that the van driver had crashed into the back of his car after he came to a near stop on a motorway. The demolition worker explained he had to slow down and stop on the motorway due to a build up of traffic in front of him. After the van driver had crashed in to the back of the demolition workers car a further car crashed into the back of the van causing the demolition drivers car to be shunted forwards into the back of the car in front him.
Expert evidence was held that the worst damage was to the rear of the demolition workers car and front of the van.
The demolition worker claimed compensation for injuries sustained in the road traffic accident, for wage loss and as a result of him being unable to pursue his hobbies of golf and swimming.
It was held and award of £5,000 compensation was appropriate under the circumstances.
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