High Court Approves Six Figure Settlement For Accident Victim Left With Serious Brain Injuries

Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury Lawyers Secure Lifetime Care And Rehabilitation Package

20/11/2013

Lawyers acting on behalf of a 56-year-old man who suffered life changing brain injuries after falling from a train carriage whilst at work have today secured him a six figure care and rehabilitation package.

The man was a senior engineer when he was asked to investigate a train carriage after a failure was reported in its communications system. While doing so he fell, suffering a traumatic brain injury and broken collar bone.

He has made a good recovery so far but will need care for the rest of his life.  

His family instructed serious injury experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell who secured a settlement.

At the High Court in London yesterday Master Kay QC approved the six figure settlement to cover his loss of earnings because he will never be able to work again and provision for future care costs.

The funds will be managed by a Deputy who helps vulnerable individuals to ensure that their settlement will last them their lifetime.

Laura Middleton-Guerard Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and also fractured his collar bone in the accident two years ago when he fell from a train carriage. We have been working to ensure he has the necessary funds to allow him to live the most independent life possible.

“Brain injuries are complex and it takes time to fully assess the level of support that will be needed throughout a lifetime. In the last two years, he has overcome a number of obstacles in his recovery; he has shown remarkable strength and determination with the help of his family and notably his wife, Sue.

“At Irwin Mitchell we have specialist client liaison managers who were able to work with our client and his family initially to assist with referrals for occupational therapy, liaise with the care agency and ensure rehabilitation referrals were followed through. This took place while liability was denied in full by his employers, which remained the case up to settlement.

“The six figure settlement agreed today ensures our client's future needs will be taken care of and gives his family peace of mind for the future. The funds will be managed by the Court of Protection which helps vulnerable individuals to ensure that their settlement will last them their lifetime.”