Following a court ruling last month, a British man has been awarded the highest ever compensation settlement for personal injury in the UK.
Wasim Mohammed, a 22 year old man from Walsall, West Midlands was granted the out of court settlement totalling a staggering £11.15 million. This personal injury compensation package will help aide his future care for the disastrous injuries suffered in 2006 as the passenger in a road traffic accident.
The claimant’s injuries occurred when the driver of the car he was travelling in, tried to overtake at a junction, but instead hit another vehicle which was turning right. As a result of the accident, Mr Mohammed suffered a broken neck and damaged spinal cord which has tragically meant that he can no longer walk and has very little movement in his arms.
The overwhelming total of the personal injury compensation package had taken into account not only the injuries sustained and the care the claimant would ultimately require, but also Mr Mohammed’s future requirements regarding his responsibilities as part of a traditional Pakistani family. As the eldest son, it is customary belief in Pakistani family life that the eldest child undertakes a duty of care to look after his parents during their old age.
Due to the extensive nature of Mr Mohammed’s injuries however, these customary duties can no longer be fulfilled and so the record personal injury award will now be used to construct a purpose-built house for Mr Mohammed besides his parent’s home, from which he can see them daily and ultimately receive the care he now needs.