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Man seeking compensation for leg amputation

Man seeking compensation for leg amputation
Compensation worth in excess of £300,000 is being sought by a man who had to have part of his leg amputated following a road traffic accident.

According to the Nottingham Post, Klodian Sulcja was seriously injured when he was hit by a car being driven by one of his colleagues while they were both on their way to work at a warehouse owned by retailer Boots in Lenton in February 2011.

The 33-year-old was cycling across the road towards his place of work when Stephen Robert Smith struck him, resulting in the lower part of his right leg being partially severed. He also sustained a broken arm and a head injury.

Despite the fact Mr Sulcja was rushed to the Queen's Medical Centre, surgeons were unable to save the damaged part of his limb and it had to be amputated later the same day.

He was then kept in the hospital's intensive care unit before being discharged ten days later.

Mr Sulcja - who had got married just a few days before the incident - subsequently launched a claim for damages to the High Court.

His writ claims that Mr Smith was speeding because he was late and did not want to incur a financial penalty for arriving after his set start time of 05:45 GMT - and the driver has already admitted driving without due care and attention at a previous case heard at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

According to the document, the claimant "enjoyed going to the cinema, playing football and cycling … walked regularly and went to the gym most days" but has since had to rely on his wife Besiana for assistance.

Even though there have been improvements in his condition since the accident, Mr Sulcja has still needed "significant care" with his "normal daily activities".

In addition, he has not been able to return to work since the accident and his claim for damages is partly based on this loss of earnings.

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Posted by Francesca Witney