Injured footballer waits for delayed £80k payment

first_imgA personal injury solicitor says his client waited weeks for damages due to him in October as the identity of the insurer in the case was concealed.Paul Mulderrig, of north west firm Mulderrigs Solicitors, represented amateur footballer Paul Shipley (pictured) at Newcastle Combined Court in October where it was ordered that another footballer Lee Simpson pay around £22,000 damages and £60,000 costs. Simpson had contested the claim, which related to a a fractured left tibia incurred in a tackle on Shipley in 2013.Despite the judgment ordering payment to Shipley’s solicitors by 28 October, no amounts were immediately forthcoming.Mulderrig said the defendant firm in the case, Kennedys, working under the terms of an insurance policy issued to Durham County Football Association Ltd, had refused to reveal the identity of Simpson’s insurers. This made it harder to find out whom to pursue for the outstanding money.Mulderrig told the Gazette: ’As a matter of principle, where a solicitor represents an insurer who has stepped into litigation they ought not to be allowed to keep the identity of that insurer secret as has happened here.‘The conduct of the insurer has a direct impact on the amount of cost and work that a claimant is put to during the course of the case – in this case the insurer’s unreasonable conduct added many thousands of pounds to the costs of the action – and the claimant ought to know the identity of the insurer putting him to that cost.’Mulderrig said his client, who worked as a draughtsman and was expecting his first child at the time of the match, has never returned to football and the injury has had a long-lasting impact on his life.He had attempted to negotiate a settlement over the past three years but Mulderrig says the defendants rejected all invitations.Despite several emails to Kennedys, no payment was made until last week, when around a quarter of the sum was transferred. Mulderrig said £60,000 was still outstanding four weeks after the court-imposed deadline.A spokesman for Kennedys confirmed that it acted in Shipley v Simpson and said the claimant’s damages were paid last week.He added: ‘We have asked the loss adjuster involved in the claim to expedite the costs payment to Mulderiggs Solicitors and have continued to chase for payment to be made, as we are not authorised to make this payment on the client’s behalf. We have also kept Mr Mulderigg updated on what we have been doing to press for costs payment. Client confidentiality prevents us from sharing the name of our client but we can confirm that there is no conflict of interest in this case.’last_img read more

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Vossloh variety

first_imgVOSSLOH Group’s Locomotives business unit will be exhibiting an Am843 loco built for Swiss Federal Railways, as well as a 2700 kW MaK 2000-4BB loco, designed for use at temperatures as low as -40íC.A redesigned rail fastening system for concrete sleepers will be displayed by Vossloh Fastening Systems, as well as a screwing machine for automatic fitting of clamping plates. Noise can be economically reduced with Vossloh’s rail web damping, which will be on show alongside the Skl24 clamping plate for ribbed-plate permanent way which permits the use of soft intermediate bearings. Switch Systems will be showing a swing-nose crossing for TGV Est and switches with integrated control, as well as reduced-height components for use in locations with limited headroom. The stand will feature a 50m radius tramway switch designed for quietness and wear resistance.Vossloh IT will be showing the current state of the art in electronic ink displays.last_img read more

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Hemraj, Singh, Joseph in President’s XI to face Sri Lanka today

first_imgWest Indies test batsman, Vishaul `Cheesy’ Singh,  Chandrapaul Hemraj and Keon Joseph have been named in Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) President’s XI to face Sri Lanka in a three-day game beginning today. The match will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad and Tobago and the home team will be led by Kieran Powell.Singh, who has scored eight hundreds and 12 half centuries in his first class career, has played three test matches for the West Indies.Keon JosephHis most recent engagement was for the West Indies A team against England Lions in February. The 26-year-old fast bowler, Joseph was also a member of the team that played against England Lions.He has so far taken 95 wickets from his 37 career matches with a best of 8-88.Hemraj made his West Indies A debut in the one-day version of the series but has shown he has the ability to score quickly and bat for long periods. He was a member of the Regional Four-day Championship winning side, Guyana Jaguars along with Singh and Joseph.Jaguars’ Raymon Reifer has also been included in the team.CWI President’s XI squad: Kieran Powell (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Miguel Cummins, Jahmar Hamilton, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keon Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Vishual Singh and Jomel Warrican. The first of three Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka will start on June 6. Matches will be played in Trinidad (June 6-10), St. Lucia (June 14-18) and Barbados (June 23 to 27).last_img
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