Our thanks to Francis for this. From the article about the cheery-looking woman:
Ms Mazo, who is right handed, says the August 2009 injury destroyed her lucrative career and left her with wrist scars she fears will make people believe she self-harms. The HR professional says the accident has also left her with ‘rollercoaster’ moods causing her to swing ‘from anger to sadness in seconds’.
After being awarded £150,000 in damages, she believes it should be 30 times more and her case is now set to go before three senior judges.
Now I’ve encountered many Human Remains people in my time, and if anyone can explain to me how breaking a wrist could destroy an HR consultant’s career, I’d be most grateful. If £150,000 – let alone £4.5 million – is the going rate for tripping outside a pub, I predict I’ll be tripping outside the numerous pubs on Bedford High Street this evening. Just £10,000 from each of them would do very nicely.