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Richard Wilkinson, instructed by Nick Richards at Weightmans LLP, represented Portuguese insurers in defending a claim by a Spanish national, aged 25, who sustained serious injuries whilst working in the UK in an RTA in which two of his work colleagues were killed.
The claim settled for £1m on the eve of a five day High Court trial at which 14 experts were due to give oral evidence. The Claimant’s various injuries precluded him from returning to his pre-accident heavy manual employment and included a traumatic brain injury, significant psychological injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries (fractures of the spine, wrist and pelvis), as well as facial scarring, damage to the senses – hearing, taste / smell and vision.