- October 25, 2017
- By Adam Dyl
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£100,000 compensation for serious pelvis injury
My client was riding his motorcycle. The road ahead was clear and he had right of way. Suddenly and without warning a large 4×4, coming the other way, made a right turn across his path. My client collided with this vehicle and suffered serious pelvic fractures.
At hospital, the doctors diagnosed a significant and complex “open book” fracture of my client’s pelvis involving fractures on both sides and an opening of the sacroiliac joint, thought to be the result of his motorcycle petrol tank intruding into his body.
Internal fixation was undertaken and my client was discharged from hospital. His current home was unsuitable because he needed a wheelchair and temporary level accommodation was funded for him, together with physiotherapy and counselling over time. The metalwork was removed after four months; and treatment continued.
During the course of his recovery my client noted symptoms of sexual dysfunction, which is commonly associated with pelvic fractures. The consultant urologist who reported on the case was of the view that the condition could be managed with medication and the cost of that was included in the overall award.
Other injuries included a dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) which may require surgery in the future and psychological injury. The cost of treating both injuries was provided for in the claim. In addition my client recovered his loss of earnings and other expenses associated with the accident. Those expenses included the cost of domestic assistance while he was recovering, travel costs and case management.
The settlement reached represents a good outcome for my client, following a terrible accident which he is happy to be putting behind him.
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