Case Study Six: Jonathan Austen-Jones – Grandfather receives compensation after a fall from a train

21st January 2016 by

Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team has helped a 61 year old grandfather of four claim criminal injuries (CICA) compensation after he was injured while travelling on a train.

Mr H was travelling on a train in February 2007.  As the train arrived at the platform Mr H was pushed out the door by his assailant and landed head first onto the platform.  Mr H suffered a fracture to the skull, subarachnoidbleeding and as a result of the fall was left in a coma.

Mr H later recovered from his injuries but continues to suffer problems with his memory especially his short term.  He also has problems with planning and sequencing with everyday tasks and has difficulties with his balance.

Mr H’s wife took special leave from work to care for him and has been his carer since his discharge from hospital.

Mr H who was very active in life and with his grandchildren prior to the accident, now leads a fairly solitary and simple existence in order to minimise the effects of his brain injury.

The outcome of the case

Mr H decided to contact Healys Solicitors specialised personal injury team and one of our experienced partners, Jonathan Austen-Jones, was able to deal with his claim.  Jonathan was able to gain expert medical advice and with this Jonathan was able to secure Mr H a substantial sum in compensation.

Jonathan Austen Jones, personal injury specialist, commentated “It is important to get the right compensation for our clients.  In this case the money we were able to secure will vastly improve our clients and his family’s quality of life.”

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