Personal injury compensation of £2.5 million has been awarded to a man who sustained a severe head injury during a freak accident at his home
According to the Yorkshire Post, Jason Thatcher suffered a brain injury when a branch fell from a tree in his garden landed on him in January 2007, which has left him in a state of health in which his "mobility, independence and communication" skills are all affected.
The 38-year-old is described as being in a "locked in" state, due to the fact that his cognitive skills have largely been left intact, but the multi-million pound award is intended to be enough to allow him to purchase a specially-designed house to cater for his needs, as well as lifelong care.
Since the incident, Mr Thatcher has spent much of his time in hospital under a rehabilitation programme but is now eager to move back home with his wife and children.
Earlier this month, the Haverhill Echo reported that a compensation claim of £500,000 has been launched by the son of Margaret Smith, who suffered a serious head injury in a road traffic accident.
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Posted by Richard Saunders