A former British soldier left brain damaged in a car accident in Germany has been awarded a large settlement, which will guarantee him the care and rehabilitation that he needs for the rest of his life.
Tom Burt, 25, was serving in the armed forces in Germany in June 2006, when he suffered serious head injuries when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a lorry on a German autobahn. He was in hospital in Germany before being transferred for lengthy hospital treatment in the UK and onto the specialist armed forces rehabilitation centre at Headley Court. Tom was discharged on medical grounds as a result of the accident.
Tom and his father, Graham, instructed the specialist team in the international travel litigation department at Irwin Mitchell to help provide for Tom’s future. The £2 million settlement will help cover the care, rehabilitation and therapy that Tom will need for the rest of his life, as well as compensating him for his loss of earnings.
Graham said: “It has been a very difficult time since Tom’s accident, but I am pleased that the compensation he has received will help him to live as full a life as possible and give him independence, as well as enabling him to have access to any ongoing treatment that he needs.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a road traffic accident while on holiday or working abroad, our specialist holiday accidents & illness claims team could help you to secure the compensation you deserve. See our Road Traffic Accident Abroad Claims page for more information.
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