Irwin Mitchell Scotland has assisted a Police Officer to obtain compensation after she was injured in a collision when attending an emergency call.
Our client is a Police Officer in the traffic department and was driving a police car, attending an emergency call.
A taxi turned out of a side road on her left into her path and she was unable to avoid colliding with it, she hit the back of the taxi as a result.
She was taken by ambulance to hospital. She had injured her right wrist and hand and developed pain in her abdomen and right shoulder. She had been wearing body armour at the time of the accident and the airbag had deployed.
She underwent physiotherapy following the accident as she continued to suffer pain in the right side of her neck, right shoulder, right wrist and lower back.
David Bell of Irwin Mitchell Scotland's specialist Personal Injury team successfully pursued a case against the taxi driver and obtained compensation of £7,000 for our client.
Had the Officer not been wearing her body armour her injuries could have been worse.
This case highlights the need for all road users to be extra vigilant around emergency vehicles when blue lights are flashing and they are attending an emergency.
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