Legal experts in the personal injury field at Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) have helped secure a compensation settlement of £370,000 for a police official following a road traffic accident.
According to the BBC, Steve Ball, a former sergeant who is 43 years of age, had to give up work due to the effects of a motorcycle accident in July 2006, after which he required surgery.
Mr Ball lost the use of his right side due to the impact, which involved him crashing head-on with another motorcycle in the Yorkshire town of Harrogate and subsequently required extensive surgery and an 11-day stay in hospital.
The accident damaged nerves in his body, meaning that his sense of touch will never fully return.
Mr Ball was on duty for North Yorkshire Police - which was established in 1974 - and Paul Jackson of RJW commented: "A dedicated member of the police force was seriously injured whilst on duty, due entirely to an error of judgement by a member of the public."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett