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Road traffic accident results in £800k compensation claim

Road traffic accident results in £800k compensation claim

A road traffic accident which resulted in a woman losing a leg has resulted in her being awarded £800,000 in personal injury compensation.

Lisa Bennett - who was a medical student at the time of the incident - suffered the injury in December 2004 when she was knocked off her motorcycle as she made her way to work, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

The ex-trainee psychiatric nurse - who was in her second year of studying at Bournemouth University on the south coast - was forced to have her right leg amputated below the knee and also endured a fractured spine, a broken shoulder, broken ribs and a left knee injury.

She then had to undergo four further operations to control infection in the affected area and now uses a prosthetic limb.

However, some six years on from the incident, Ms Bennett still suffers "chronic pain" due to nerve damage and also relies on a wheelchair.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens