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Man Struck Down at Pedestrian Crossing Awarded £650,000

13 July 2017

A man hit by a vehicle at a pedestrian crossing received a six-figure settlement when he was unable to return to his work as a skilled tradesman.

Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Patricia Noone is a principal lawyer specialising in personal injury at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Settlement: £650,000.

What Happened:  Our client was struck by a vehicle while walking across a pedestrian crossing.

Impact: He suffered fractures to his leg and shoulder as well as injuries to his knees, causing pain and instability. He was a skilled tradesman and couldn’t return to the level of physical work involved. He suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, for which he required counselling.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We claimed future care for when it was anticipated our client will become more disabled because of his injuries. The defendant made an offer of £220,000.

Decision:  The case settled at a joint settlement meeting for £650,000.

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