A Police Community Support Officer has spoken of her relief after winning a five year battle for justice with the help of serious injury experts at Irwin Mitchell.
The woman, who is 55 years old from Bristol, said she has ‘been to hell and back’ since she was knocked from her moped in January 2008. She was off duty at the time of the incident and approaching a roundabout when she was struck by a car.
The collision left her with horrific injuries including a fracture in her thigh bone, a broken hip, broken knee, fractured wrist and broken tooth. She spent three weeks in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where she underwent numerous operations.
As well as needing a full hip replacement, she also had her hip and a thigh bone pinned back together, was in a wheelchair for six months and has been unable to return to the job she loved. She has returned to the police force but in a part-time administration role.
Nearly five years after the crash she still suffers limited movement and excruciating pain in her left leg and will need further surgery to try and help with this. Experts at Irwin Mitchell helped her gain access to rehabilitation and a substantial out of court settlement from the insurance company of the driver that hit her.
Deborah Bigwood at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office representing her, said:
“Our client suffered horrific injuries because the driver did not have his full attention on the road and her life will never be the same because of this.
“The settlement awarded means our client now has access to funding for the further rehabilitation and physiotherapy she needs.
“The last five years have been very difficult for her, but we hope this now draws a line under what happened and will allow her to look to the future and begin to move on with her life.”
If you or a loved one has suffered a fracture or broken bone as the result of an accident, our serious injury claims team could help you claim compensation. Visit our Broken Bone Or Fracture Claims page for more information.
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