Personal injury compensation news
Ambulance driver still waiting for damages
A former paramedic who lost his eye in a road accident six years ago insists he is still waiting for personal injury compensation.
The 36-year-old Staffordshire man suffered serious head injuries when a brick was thrown at his vehicle in 2002, causing it to overturn on the A52 in Derbyshire.
He lost the use of his eye in the smash and subsequently had to give up his job, forced instead to take up employment as a carer in a nursing home.
The thug who threw the brick was never found and so the ambulance driver employed a personal injury lawyer to help him make a compensation claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
As a result of this bid for damages, the man was offered £40,000 but claims he is still waiting to receive payment.
Determined to get his hands on his personal injury compensation, he told the BBC: "I'm going to take this all the way to Downing Street. I'm not going to let it lie because I don't see why I should."
A spokesperson for CICA said: "We are required to collect certain information before we are able to make a payment. For instance, evidence from the police and from medical authorities about the nature of the injury. So cases will always take a certain amount of time to process."