Man hit by car awarded £270,000 compensation after injuries end his career
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Our client, a 32-year-old man, was knocked over by a car on a country road on his way to work one morning.
He suffered a significant fracture to his left ankle and tendon damage to his left hand, leaving him with permanent pain, stiffness and discomfort in his left ankle.
“I was in hospital for a week and off work for eight months. I was only on sick pay whilst I was off and I was starting to get really worried about finances.
“Straight off the bat, my solicitor Claudia McEachen suggested an interim payment from the insurer to help me and it was with me within a week. It was such a relief.”
Our client was employed as a wind turbine technician, servicing and repairing wind turbines. He managed to return to work after two months but found he was unable to fully do that job anymore as he couldn’t climb ladders inside the wind turbines and he had problems with his hand in cold weather.
“It was gutting, it was a great job with opportunities for travel and promotion. I had to change career and go back to being an electrician but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do that for long either with my injuries.”
Our specialist solicitors in personal injury law in Dundee investigated his future loss of earnings and the difference in what he could have earned had he continued in the wind turbine industry. They also obtained a number of specialist medical reports from a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon given the significant fracture to his ankle.
“Claudia was tremendous. She kept me informed all the way through and everything was well organised. She adopted the case of my first solicitor but got up to speed with everything very quickly.”
The case was lodged in court to secure the correct level of compensation for our client and in the end, the case settled for £270,000.
“I was absolutely delighted with the compensation, it was more than I anticipated and helped soften the blow of having to change careers as a result of my injuries. It means if I need to train in something else in the future, I can.”
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