Lawyer Peter Hoyle, sole partner and employee of â€˜ambulance chasingâ€™ law firm happyaccidents.com, is to take legal action against his own company after being injured at work. Hoyle, 48, has suffered undiagnosed back pain as a result of tripping over a wet floor hazard cone that he himself had positioned in an area where tea was spilt at the premises in September last year. The tea is also thought to have been spilt by Hoyle.
Hoyle is expected to conduct the case on a â€˜no win, no feeâ€™ basis, which seldom go to court on account of prohibitive cost. The defendant, Hoyle in this instance, will usually admit liability and then a sum of compensation is agreed between the two parties that is covered by insurance.
However, when contacted by the Haddock earlier today, Hoyle was in bullish mood. â€˜This sort of frivolous and pernicious litigation has become an absolute blight on our society,â€™ he said. â€˜I can tell you now that I will not be settling out of court. I intend to fight this all the way, costs and all. Itâ€™s high time people started taking responsibility for their own actions. Why should a business be allowed to suffer just because some fat, clumsy imbecile canâ€™t be bothered to look where heâ€™s going?â€™