Personal Injury: Quantum case. Road traffic accident. The claimant, a child, was awarded £2,000 in general damages in an approved settlement. She suffered from a soft tissue injury affecting the capsule and collateral ligaments of the IP joint of the left thumb after she fell from her seat in a school bus. Her acute symptoms, including swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased dexterity, resolved one month post-accident. Full functional recovery occurred within four months post-accident.