Lawyers Secure Settlement For West Yorkshire Data Input Operator
A West Yorkshire man who sustained a head injury after being knocked down has spoken of his determination to continue with his recovery after lawyers secured a settlement in his case.
Joshua Nevison, from Keighley, was crossing a road when he collided with a car in May 2019. He was flung into the air and landed on the road.
He was airlifted to hospital, having suffered a fractured skull, and a bleed and swelling to his brain. His left lung had also collapsed, the right side of his jaw was shattered and he had facial injuries.
Following the collision, Joshua instructed serious injury experts at Irwin Mitchell to investigate what happened. His legal team has successfully secured a settlement which will help him access the specialist rehabilitation and therapies he requires.
Joshua, 27, is now joining the lawyers in marking Road Safety Week by urging people to take care on the roads.
Expert Opinion“The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for Joshua since his accident.
He has struggled, both physically and emotionally, and is still working hard to make the best recovery he can so that he can rebuild his life.
Through our work, we sadly see the devastation that many people face as a result of collisions on the road. As a result of the settlement, Joshua is now in a position to make the best of his recovery and get the further rehabilitation he needs.
As part of Road Safety Week, we hope that by sharing Joshua’s story it will urge others to stay safe on the roads.”
Alan Ball - Associate Solicitor
Joshua had been visiting a friend and was walking to catch a bus home. He began crossing Bradford Road, Riddlesden, when he was in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra.
Joshua was airlifted to hospital. He was diagnosed with a brain injury, including a skull fracture, a bleed on the brain, swelling and loss of consciousness. He had also sustained a shattered jaw and cheekbone, a punctured lung, scarring and cuts and bruises.
Since the collision, Joshua has suffered with cognitive problems including concentration issues, change in mood, fatigue, memory loss, headaches, difficulty tolerating noise, and loss of co-ordination.
He has now been able to return to work as a data input operator, but still faces various challenges but is working hard to overcome these difficulties and move forward in his role.
Joshua said: “That day, my world was turned upside down in a matter of seconds and nothing has been the same since.
“With a brain injury, every day can be a struggle – I’m often tired and my memory is not what it used to be.
“I sometimes worry about the long term impact of my injuries and what this means for the future, but I am determined to work through it and continue with my recovery as best I can.
“I hope that my experience encourages others to remain vigilant on the roads and stay safe at all times, as I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through what I have.”
Road Safety Week takes place from 16 to 22 November and is co-ordinated by Brake.
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