CCTV Footage Helps to Secure Compensation
Bob was a 21 year old student on a visit to Nottingham to celebrate his friend’s 21st birthday. During the evening they visited a local nightclub. Whilst he and his friends were enjoying themselves, a fight broke out between two groups of young men. Neither Bob nor his friends knew any of these men but Bob became a victim of a bouncer’s assault.
Very quickly after the disturbance arose, a number of bouncers intervened. The bouncers were stationed at the door of the club before they stepped in and attempted to break up the fight. The bouncers also tried to limit the disturbance. However, in doing so, they forcefully dragged away all those in the vicinity of the fracas. Although Bob had nothing to do with the fight he was dragged away by the bouncers. He said that he remonstrated that he was an innocent bystander. Then, according to his evidence, one of the bouncers beat him savagely. Bob suffered significant injuries. As a result he was taken to hospital for doctors to repair his broken jaw and eye socket.
Bob, along with most of the other occupants of the club, was charged with public order offences. He approached a local criminal law solicitor for advice and this solicitor recommended he should talk to Ed Myers of Barratts.
Making Bob’s Claim for Personal Injury
We helped Bob to make a personal injury claim against the club but they failed to acknowledge any correspondence. They would not answer our telephone calls and we were unable to identify either an owner or an insurer. However, we established that a security company employed the bouncer who had injured Bob, rather than the club itself. The club had a contract with this company. We therefore brought the personal injury claim against the security company who were insured. The bouncer gave a statement about the incident and he suggested that he was merely acting in self-defence.
Using CCTV evidence to show the bouncer’s assault
We asked for close circuit TV footage from the club but they failed to respond to us. However, after much negotiation we were able to persuade the Police to obtain the CCTV footage and pass this onto us. Astonishingly this showed as clearly as possible, the bouncer brutally assaulting Bob for no apparent reason. This confirmed Bob had suffered injuries as a result of the bouncer’s actions.
Armed with the CCTV evidence, we were able to secure a very significant award of compensation for Bob who sadly has been left with considerable facial scarring.
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CCTV Footage Helps to Secure Compensation
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