M1 crash leaves passenger with serious head injury
Irwin Mitchell's specialist team has assisted a woman, "H", to obtain compensation after a crash on the M1 left her with a serious head injury.
H was travelling as a back seat passenger in a car along the M1 Northbound, when a HGV travelling behind the car collided with the rear of H’s car.
H sustained a closed head injury and temporary paralysis of her left arm. Unfortunately, despite extensive treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy, acupuncture and medication, H continued to experience symptoms from the head injury, including headaches, anxiety, memory impairments and fatigue.
H returned to work on a phased hours basis after a period of absence. Unfortunately, due to ongoing symptoms, she was unable to continue working in her pre-accident employment and on a full time basis. She therefore changed to part-time hours in a less demanding role. As a consequence, her earnings reduced.
A claim was brought by H with the help of Cathryn Godfrey of Irwin Mitchell's Serious Injury Team in Leeds.
Cathryn was able to secure £300,000 in compensation for H. This included a sum to reflect the ongoing loss of earnings.
Cathryn said, "sadly, despite extensive treatment, my client did not make a full recovery and has ongoing symptoms which will affect her on a permanent basis. The compensation received reflects the fact that my client has ongoing difficulties".
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