Our client, Mr I McKendrick, a mechanical fitter from Fife, was referred to Thompsons accident solicitors via his union, UNITE, to make a road traffic accident claim for the injuries he sustained in a collision on Golf Course Road, Glenrothes on 8 October 2018.
Mr McKendrick's car was due to go in to a local garage for repairs and maintenance. Our client had taken his car to the garage and was being given a lift home by an employee of the garage. As they proceeded along Golf Course Road, another vehicle turned right directly into their path, striking the passenger side of the vehicle. The airbag was deployed and hit Mr McKendrick in the face.
As a consequence of the crash's impact, Mr McKendrick sustained a five-week soft tissue injury. His symptoms included sore arms, neck and shoulder pain. Our client was forced to take three weeks off work. During this period, he received only statutory sick pay and incurred a significant amount in lost wages.
After learning that Mr McKendrick was making an RTA injury claim with Thompsons' solicitors in Scotland, the liable driver's insurance company made an offer of £900 to settle the claim. This was declined by our client. The offer was increased – this time to £1000. Again, this was refused.
On 9 April 2019, Mr McKendrick agreed to accept an RTA compensation offer of £1,592.85 which included £492.85 in respect of lost wages.