Pursuing sub-contractor's insurers after damage caused to underground fibre wiring

The Client: Midsized roadworks construction company

Value of Dispute: £150,000

The Commercial Dispute:

This was a contractual claim against the insurers of a sub-contractor, which caused damage to underground fibre wiring when digging up a road – despite being made aware of the wiring and its location.

This had left the claimant out of pocket as it had to settle the costs of the damage, which amounted to around £150,000. It was seeking to recover back the losses from the sub-contractor, who had not taken appropriate care when digging the road up.

How Escalate Resolved – Services Used:

As the claim was against insurers, Escalate issued proceedings and started to pursue the case. We recovered a high percentage of the claim soon after issue.




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