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Marcus Grant (instructed by Iona Smith of Gaby Hardwicke) appeared for the Claimant.
In April 2015 the Claimant sustained unstable fractures of the T12, L2 and L4 vertebrae causing a complete thoracic spinal cord injury. He spent much of the first year post accident in a spinal unit undergoing repeated surgeries to enable him to sit upright in a wheelchair.
Reports were obtained at an early stage to address life expectancy, spinal, housing, care and equipment needs at an early stage. Consideration was given to a PPO but the Parties instead agreed on a lump sum settlement award in the above sum that reflected an allowance for contributory negligence risks raised by the Defendant, but without any expert evidence in response from the Defendant.