Injury Caused By Wasps Nest - Case Study

Personal Injury – Case Study

Damages for injuries arising from escape of wasps at nursery

Date of Settlement – February 2016

Acting: David Brown, Chartered Legal Executive at Wake Smith Solicitors


2 year old Claimant stung repeatedly by wasps which escaped from a nest at the nursery she was attending, run by the Defendants.  This caused significant short-term pain and discomfort and a longer term psychological impact including a phobia of insects.  Liability was contested throughout but a settlement was ultimately reached and approved by the Court.


We instructed experts to prepare reports for the Claimant with regard to:

Consultant in Pest Control (liability)

Consultant Dermatologist (causation and quantum of loss)

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (causation and quantum of loss)

The Proceedings:

The claim was settled following court proceedings.


The claim settled for a value of £8,500 gross plus costs subject to Court approval.

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