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Six Figure Compensation Secured for Man Following Serious Road Traffic Accident

A Leeds man has received £185,000 in compensation for life threatening injuries sustained in a road traffic accident whilst he was travelling in a work's vehicle.

Whilst travelling to a scheduled job, the Claimant was involved in an accident which caused him to sustain serious and life threatening injuries.  He was flown from the accident scene to hospital by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  He was transferred to Intensive Care and once his condition had stabilised he remained in hospital for several months.  His injuries included multiple fractures to his pelvis and leg, numerous rib fractures and a punctured lung, loss of a kidney and a ruptured spleen, scarring and loss of consciousness.  The Claimant had to undergo a series of operations whilst in hospital.

The Claimant has been left with limitations in his day-to-day activities as a consequence of the injuries he sustained.

Cathryn Godfrey, Personal Injury solicitor at Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office comments, "The Claimant fortunately made a good recovery from what were serious and life threatening injuries.  The prognosis for the internal injuries was very good.  Unfortunately, however, due to limitation caused by the orthopaedic injuries, the Claimant was unable to return to his pre-accident employment and will need to retrain for a new career.  It is also likely that he will require further surgery in the future.  The monies received as well as including compensation for the actual injuries sustained, include funds to cover retraining costs, loss of earnings from the date of the accident and the costs of future surgery."

If you or a loved has been seriously injured in a road traffic accident , our serious injury solicitors could help you to claim compensation. Visit our Road Traffic Accident Claims page for more information.

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