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Army Accident Claim Results in £305,000 Compensation

Military RTA

Mr Flynn was a serving Soldier, a Lance Corporal in the Signal Squadron at the time of the accident on the 1st May 2001. Whilst his permanent base was in Krefeld, Germany, he was at the time of the accident on an Army Course at Blandford Army Camp in Dorset.

Mr Flynn was a rear seat passenger in a car being driven by another Soldier, Mr Matthew Rees, the Second Defendant in these proceedings. As a consequence of an accident and subsequent serious collision with a tree, caused by the First Defendant, Mr Flynn sustained serious injuries.

He was knocked unconscious as a result of the accident upon impact. He was subsequently taken to the Dorset Hospital and was diagnosed as having sustained a serious fracture to the right femur, significant blow to the head resulting in lacerations to the face and scalp and severe bruising.

Mr Flynn suffered from depression as a consequence of his extremely lengthy period of immobility, pain and inability to work following his accident.

Pre accident, he enjoyed past times including football, running, cricket, rugby league and driving which he cannot now do.

We were able to claim for loss of congenial employment as part of the compensation award, as the accident cut short what would have been a full service of 22 years.

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