01 May 2007
Man left disabled by assault gets second chance for compensation
A man who was left disabled after being assault in a nightclub in Cornwall has been granted fresh hope of winning compensation.
In an earlier hearing 43-year-old Kenny Davies' attempt to win compensation over injuries he claims he sustained in an unprovoked assault was rejected by the Criminal Injuries Authority.
However, a High Court Judge has now overruled the original verdict, clearing the way for Mr Davies to pursue the matter further.
Commenting on the judge's decision, Mr Davies told the BBC: "I personally feel it was a miscarriage of justice, the judge has realised that and the compensation authority has offered another hearing. I feel very good about that."
After the alleged attack, for which nobody has yet been arrested, Mr Davies says he suffered from impaired memory, speech problems and requires the assistance of others for even simple tasks.
The new trial is set to begin next month.