Cow attack partner sues successfully

WRAGGE & Co insurance litigation partner David Birch has won a pay-out of almost u45,000 after he was attacked and trampled by a herd of cows.

Birch last month won the pay-out from the insurance company NFU Mutual after the incident on a gated road in Northamptonshire in 1991.

The company, which defended the action by saying the accident was not foreseeable, paid compensation for general damages and medical costs.

Birch, who was left bruised and bleeding, suffered a residual knee injury, several broken ribs and damage to his wrist and collarbone as a result of the incident.

“I was determined to obtain a judgment in my favour because that and any subsequent attention the case attracted would make the farming industry more aware such a risk existed,” he said.