British courts are set to rule on a compensation claim made by a security consultant on the grounds of the severe injuries he sustained during a road traffic accident in Baghdad.
Anthony Harty suffered a serious head injury as well as orthopaedic problems when the vehicle he was travelling in through the Iraqi capital crashed after a tyre blew out in August 2008.
Mr Harty, who now has chronic epilepsy and has not been able to work since the incident, is subsequently seeking a damages settlement of around £1 million, according to the Swindon Advertiser.
The 34-year-old has been in a battle with former employers Sabre International Security - which also operates in countries such as Uganda, Pakistan and South Africa - over his right to have his case heard against the firm under the British legal system.
And the High Court has now ruled that this is allowed, meaning his claim against Sabre on the grounds that its negligence caused the crash is to take place here.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens