A man in his 40’s that worked in the oil patch on drilling rigs was referred to Michael Yawney QC by a friend. The man had suffered a serious ankle injury that required surgery. He had a protracted period of recovery where he could not work, and his plans for further training to move up the chain of command on the oil rigs was delayed by a few years. While he recovered well, he was left with residual discomfort that made the job much more difficult. Mr. Yawney was able to resolve his claim prior to trial for $350,000.00 plus costs and disbursements.