PHC Law Recovers £400,000 Damages For Motorcycle Accident Victim
Released on: October 4, 2011, 11:48 am
Author: PHC Law
The Claimant suffered an exceptionally severe leg injury
including compound fractures to the tibia and fibula extensive
degloving together with damage to the right knee. In order to prevent
infection in the lower leg a transplanted muscle from the Claimant’s
back was made and attached to the leg. The result was an exceptionally
deformed looking leg. The Claimant underwent a number of further
procedures because the accident had caused associated injuries to the
toes, tendons, ankle and knee. Only after the injuries had thoroughly
settled and no other further surgery was contemplated did the Claimant
undergo plastic surgery to reduce the cosmetic abnormality in his lower
After a lengthy period of absence from work the Claimant returned to his
pre-accident employment as an engineer and continued to be restricted in the hours
of work which he could manage and the extent to which he could manage lifting and
standing up at work.
He suffered psychologically as a result of the accident. He received therapy and
improved significantly. His long held ambition was to join the Police Force. His
prospects of doing this were eliminated by the injuries sustained in the accident.
Expert evidence was obtained from a range of medical experts including orthopaedic
surgeon, plastic surgeon and consultant psychiatrist.
The Defendants made a number of inadequate offers as the matter progressed.
Eventually settlement was achieved at a joint settlement meeting when the Claimant
accepted the Defendants’ offer to pay a total of £400,000.00 damages inclusive of
interim payments and CRU. Interim payments totalling nearly £60,000.00 had been
made by the Defendant to the Claimant during the course of the action.
The Claimant who was very disturbed by the accident suffered a great deal
emotionally and physically subsequently as he sought to come to terms with the gross
cosmetic abnormality caused by the accident and a series of operations. He was
distressed at his inability to make a full recovery and that his ambition of
becoming a Police Officer had been permanently thwarted.
PHC Law (http://www.phclaw.co.uk/) is a personal injury solicitors based in Preston specialising in areas including accident at work claims and road accident claims on a no win no fee basis. If you would like further information
about this topic, need a consultation or would like to arrange an interview with PHC
Law, please call Victoria Leah at 01772 203303 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Details: Philip H Cuerden Solicitors
107 Garstang Road
Tel: 01772 203303
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