Personal injury compensation news
Climber seeks damages
A professional climber is making a personal injury compensation claim against a nationwide firm of tyre and exhaust fitters after his hand was crushed.
The 42-year-old was dropping his car off at the Cambridge branch of the firm when his arm was trapped between his vehicle and a piece of hydraulic equipment, leaving him with serious personal injuries.
He had parked his car on a vehicle ramp and was unbuckling his young son from the passenger seat when a garage employee turned on the ignition. The car subsequently shot forwards, bending his arm backwards and leaving his arm trapped.
Talking of his horrific experience, the father-of-three said: "My hand was trapped between the door and the hydraulic post. The pain was unbelievable. It was broken in two places and the fingertips and arm were severely crushed."
He also added: "It was a complete nightmare, the incident itself, the injury, the experience, the loss of mobility, the operation, and the fact that my arm and hand will never be the same again."
The climber, who has previously scaled the spires of Cambridge University and the Millennium Dome, has now contacted a personal injury solicitor to help him make a compensation claim against the garage's owners.