Circus Performer Case ‘Struck Out’ In Injury Compensation Case

According to Personal Injuries Team Ireland, a court likely dismissed a circus performer’s workplace injury compensation without hearing the full case. According to Circus performer, Amanda Bratby, age 53 and previously aspiring circus ring master, a loose steel tubing struck and injured her significantly. This was whilst amidst a Fosset Brothers Circus Ltd show on October 11, 2012.

The Court Proceedings: Mrs. Bratby Claims Accident Had a Significant Effect on Her Work

Mrs. Bratby laid a workplace injury compensation claim against the Fosset Brothers Circus Ltd. Her representation made the case that the accident significantly affected her work performance and income. They claimed her performing abilities are now much more limited as compared to before the accident. Fosset Brother Circus’s representation claimed that the circus performer was, in fact, receiving more income than previously. During a recess, Mrs Bratbys solicitors told her that her workplace injury compensation case would be dismissed. This is not the only case a court dismissed within this and the last year. One case occurring on the 9th of March and reported by DWF, saw a road accident case being dismissed by the court. This was due to the claimant exaggerating her symptoms following and due to the road accident. The court,  “dismissed (it) under section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 due to fundamental dishonesty..”

What You Should Consider before Going to Court for an Injury Compensation Claim

Beyond the fact that going to Court can be a stressful process, you never know if you may end up not receiving your compensation payout. This is why you should consider a few options before you step into a courtroom for a workplace injury compensation claim or in fact, any personal injury claim. Firstly, there is the option of using ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution. This is where you can attempt to have your case settled without going to court. Although, ADR is specifically linked to trader issues.  It does not apply to workplace injury compensation claims. You should also ask yourself if you have the time and the money for court and solicitor fees

Get Your Compensation Payout: The Good News About Solicitor Fees

The good news is there are many solicitors who offer their services on a no-win no-fee basis. This is so that you don’t have to go through the stress of possibly losing a lot of money. Find one of these solicitors to assist you with workplace accident compensation claims with our solicitor portal. We want to help you get the compensation payout you deserve. Read more about how to get the compensation payout you deserve by reading The Ultimate Guide to Workplace Injury Claims.


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