Amputation of left leg settles for just under £1million

A claimant from Telford, received just under £1 million in Amputation compensation following a terrible accident, after he was crushed and seriously injured, when a tipper truck toppled on to its side, trapping him against a pile of rubble on a Shifnal building site. He was flown by air ambulance to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham where he remained for several weeks.

As a result of the accident, the claimant suffered numerous injuries including a head injury and damage to his teeth. However, the most serious injury was to his left leg, which was so badly injured that a below the knee amputation was required.

Neil Lorimer, partner and personal injury specialist at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors was instructed to pursue a claim on behalf of the claimant for compensation for his injuries. Neil comments, "The truck owner’s insurance company accepted that the accident had been caused through negligence and breaches of health and safety law. The accident has been a terrible ordeal for my client, I am delighted that we have been able to use our expertise to ensure he had interim payments during his recovery and has secured the compensation he deserved in a remarkably short time frame. We were able to settle the claim with the defendants in less than two years from the date of the accident, which is a massive achievement in a case of this size. We hope that the money will help to secure our client and his family’s future and also go someway to compensate him for his terrible ordeal."

The claimant comments "I would like to thank Neil Lorimer at Lanyon Bowdler. Using his expertise he secured me the financial support I needed during my recovery, which enabled me to buy a suitably adapted vehicle and a state of the art prosthesis. The speed of the final settlement is in no small amount due to his hard work and genuine passion to help. I get enormous satisfaction in seeing children enjoy sport, and am hoping to work with disabled and disadvantaged children as well.”

See BBC News - Jan 2007
and BBC Video Footage - Jan 2007