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Groom Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Kicked By A Horse

Lawyers from our Leeds office helped a young woman to claim compensation after she suffered serious facial injuries while working with horses.

On 16 August 2010, our client, a 23-year-old groom, was kicked in the face whilst grooming a young horse at work. Our client fractured her nose, lost three of her top teeth, and a further tooth was pushed into the roof of her mouth.

Due to the injuries sustained, our client required surgery for removal of the tooth from the roof of her mouth and reconstruction of her nose. She was fitted with dentures and underwent surgery on her jaw using bone from her hip for a bone graft.

Our client wanted to have implants rather than require dentures for the rest of her life. However she was advised that this procedure was not available on the NHS.

The young woman approached Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and explained the incident and the injuries that she had sustained.

With the help of Cathryn Godfrey of the Serious Injury team in Leeds, our client received £32,000 in compensation for her injuries. This money will enable our client to have dental implants fitted on a private basis.

Cathryn Godfrey from Irwin Mitchell said: “Our client was conscious of the appearance of her teeth and felt, in conjunction with her treating doctors advice, that implants would provide the optimum solution. The monies obtained through the claim have enabled this young girl to have the treatment that she desired, which otherwise would have been available to her at this stage.”

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