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Seven-Figure Settlement For Amputation Injuries

09 February 2017

A seven-figure settlement was awarded to the victim of a life-changing road traffic accident, which resulted in amputation and brain injury.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Steve Hill is a principal lawyer specialising in personal injury claims at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Deborah Johnson is practice development leader, specialising in personal injury claims at Slater and Gordon in Birmingham.

Settlement: £2.7 million

What Happened: Our client was injured as a result of a road traffic accident.

Impact:  Our client suffered significant and life changing orthopaedic injuries. The accident resulted in an above the knee amputation.  He also sustained a traumatic brain injury, which caused ongoing cognitive difficulties. 

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We appointed a case manager to work with our client and to arrange treatment and support including a prosthetic knee. We obtained a substantial interim payment which allowed him to move to a property which was adapted to meet his needs. We arranged for financial advice and the defendant eventually made an offer of periodical payments, but gave our client the choice to accept a larger lump sum in a full and final settlement. 

Decision: Our client ultimately decided to take the lump sum of £2.7 million.

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