A boy has been awarded a compensation package of £3 million due to injuries he suffered during a car crash in 1998.
The Essex County Standard newspaper reports that 12-year-old Ben Eeles sustained serious head injuries during the accident, which involved a coach hitting the car in which he was a passenger.
The incident left Ben with a brain injury that is severe enough for him to require medical supervision and care for the rest of his life.
It was revealed on Sunday (July 25th) that the High Court - which is one of the country's three most senior legal bodies and often handles large personal injury claims - has ruled him to be entitled to damages worth £3 million from the responsible coach company's - Cobham Hire Services - insurers.
According to the publication, the compensation will be paid in the form of an initial lump sum followed by tax-free annual instalments.
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