The specialist Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell has assisted a woman, "H", to secure compensation after an accident on the M1 left her with a serious head injury.
H was travelling as a back seat passenger in a car on the M1. An HGV travelling behind the car collided with the rear of H’s car.
She suffered a closed head injury and temporary paralysis of her left arm. She underwent extensive treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy, acupuncture and medication, however unfortunately H continued to experience symptoms from the head injury, including headaches, anxiety, memory impairments and fatigue.
H returned to work on phased hours after a period off work. However, due to ongoing symptoms, she was unable to continue working in her pre-accident employment and on a full time basis. She therefore changed to part-time hours in a less demanding role but as a result her earnings reduced.
A claim was brought by H with the help of Cathryn Godfrey of Irwin Mitchell's Serious Injury Team in Leeds.
Cathryn was able to secure £300,000 in compensation for H. This included the lost earnings that H had incurred and future lost earnings.
Cathryn said, "sadly, despite extensive treatment, my client did not make a full recovery and has ongoing symptoms which will affect her on a permanent basis. The compensation received reflects the fact that my client has ongoing difficulties".
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