17 February 2009
Paramedic secures compensation after workplace injury
A paramedic who suffered serious injuries while at work has been awarded a payout of £100,000.
Nick Horobin was originally given compensation of £40,000 for his suffering but took a petition to Downing Street in a bid to secure more money.
The final amount of the package was determined during a hearing in the East Midlands city of Leicester.
Mr Horobin had been driving a patient to hospital in 2001 when a concrete block was thrown through the windscreen of his ambulance.
He suffered the loss of his right eye and was in an induced coma for nine days after the incident.
So severe were the head injuries he suffered that he had to learn to walk again.
The father-of-one said: "The tribunal went very well and I got exactly what I wanted ... It feels wonderful and it means I can concentrate on the future because this was the final thing that needed sorting."