Damages awarded to man with serious chest injury
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Patrick Healy was a carpenter and groundworker in Luton, who suffered a road traffic accident on the 22nd June 2011. He sustained soft tissue injuries to his lumbar and cervical spine, as well as a fracture to his sternum.
Sternum injuries are relatively rare in road traffic accidents. In a human being, the front of the rib cage is held together by cartilage. If that cartilage fractures, it can cause pain when the injured person breathes in and out and the fracture can take a great deal of time to heal.
Mr Healy sustained a fractured sternum, which resulted in great pain immediately following the accident. He underwent an operation by thoracic surgeons two years after the accident to insert metalwork, but he continued to experience intermittent moderate pains in his chest.
This was a serious problem for Mr Healy as although at the time of the accident he was nearly 60, he had a long history of employment in the construction business and had every intention to continue working.
BL Claims' Personal Injury Team in London took Mr Healy's claim forward and secured a settlement of £80,000 in July 2016. The case was handled by our expert Solicitors, Malcolm Johnson and Liz O'Mahony.
Mr Healy said:-
"You were excellent. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family."
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