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I have no definite proof. One of their diggers was exactly the same height and shape as the damage to the car. They were digging up the road and verges to lay cables, the level of activity and disruption was considerable. I have lived here for 21 years and no car has ever been damaged in the parking bay until the workmen arrived.
Yes, I have. It is now down on my policy as my fault, even though the car was parked. I did not make a claim as the car was in the process of being sold. The new owner is waiting for me to repair the damaged wing.
Thank you for the advice. I had already written to the sub contractors pointing out that their vehicle matched the damage to the car, and threatening them with the Small claims court on 15th Dec. This is the email that they are ignoring. Guess they are forcing my hand and I'll just have to go ahead with the claim. I was considering writing to Northern Powergrid to advise them that I am having difficulty getting a response from their sub contractors, is this worth a try? I was hoping that they would make a goodwill payment for the sake of maintaining good public relations - bit naïve of me perhaps! What do you think?
Following your last response I have sent a recorded delivery letter to Northern Powergrid, asserting that they and their various contractors and sub contractors are all jointly and severably liable for the damage to my car.
I complained about the unsatisfactory way my complaint has been handled and have asked them for a settlement by 13th February, or I will start proceedings through the Small Claims court.
I hope this works, the thought of Court proceedings worries me, but I am absolutely convinced that they are responsible for the damage, so I am going down fighting. It's only £250 that I am asking for, which is not a great sum for them