Police officer injured whilst responding to emergency call
An on duty police officer suffered injuries when she collided with a taxi whilst responding to an emergency call.
Our client, a police officer in the traffic department, was attending an emergency call in her police car. A taxi pulled out of a side ride and the officer was unable to avoid colliding with it, she hit the back of the taxi.
She was taken to hospital in an ambulance and was found to have injured her right wrist and hand. She developed pain in her abdomen and right shoulder, despite the fact that she had been wearing body armour and the airbags had deployed. Had she not been wearing the armour her injuries could have been more substantial.
Specialist personal injury solicitor David Bell of Irwin Mitchell's Glasgow office assisted the officer to obtain £7,000 in compensation for her injuries.
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