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Hundreds of thousands in compensation to injured motorcyclist

Multiple serious orthopaedic injuries left 26-year-old unable to continue his employment

Ben was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a car as the driver had failed to notice him.

He suffered serious multiple orthopaedic injuries including a burst fracture of a cervical vertebra, a fracture of a metacarpal of his left hand and an abdominal muscle tear.

Ben was transferred to a hospital where he underwent surgery to stabilise his spinal injury.

Ben had a plaster cast applied to his left upper limb. He developed contractures of two fingers and nodules on his hand for which he underwent further surgery.

Ben initially had restricted movement and some stiffness as a result of his orthopaedic injuries. As a result, he found it necessary to obtain more suitable alternative employment.

The driver’s insurers subsequently admitted liability. Following a round-table meeting and subsequent negotiations, we were able to secure a final award in the sum of £150,000 on Ben’s behalf.

Helen Shaw, Senior Litigation Manager at Potter Rees Dolan, acted for Ben and said:

In cases involving motorcyclists, it is especially important to ensure that all the relevant x-rays or scans are carefully reviewed by a suitable expert, to ensure that no additional injuries have been overlooked.

The names and identifying details of the client have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved.

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