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The Facts about John Davis’s Severe Hand Injury Case and Settlement Process

John Davis, a retired resident of Moore Park Beach, Bundaberg, experienced a severe injury on 31 July 2018. While attempting to assist a stranger launch a boat at Booyan boat ramp, a rope severed John’s hand. He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where his hand was successfully reattached. John was assessed by Dr. Cameron Mackay with a 61% Whole Person Impairment (WPI) and a 4% Permanent Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS) by Dr. Mathew, psychiatrist. The claim, managed by lawyer David Shannon, was settled at a conference for $900,000 plus costs assessed at $170,708.72, totaling $1,070,708.72.

The Claim Process on John Davis's Personal Injury Case


Initial Consultation

At the initial consultation, John’s lawyers, led by David Shannon, gathered detailed information about the incident and explained the process of pursuing a compensation claim under the No Win No Fee agreement.


Investigation & Gathering Evidence

The legal team collected medical records from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and consulted with medical experts Dr. Cameron Mackay and Dr. Mathew. They also gathered evidence related to the circumstances of the accident.


Independent Medical Expert Opinion

Independent medical experts were consulted to provide opinions on the extent of John’s injuries and the adequacy of the medical care received.


Lodging the Claim

The claim was lodged based on the evidence and expert opinions, highlighting the severe impact of the injury on John’s life.


Informal Settlement Meeting

John’s lawyers formulated a comprehensive damages demand and engaged in informal settlement negotiations.


Claim Settlement or Court Proceedings

The claim was successfully settled at a conference, avoiding the need for further court proceedings.

The Outcome of John Davis’s Personal Injury Case

Settlement Details: Settled for $1,070,708.72, adequately compensating John for his severe hand injury and its impact on his life.

Closing Remarks: This case highlights the importance of thorough legal strategies and expert medical opinions in securing rightful compensation for severe personal injuries.

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