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Thorley v Lewis - QBD 12 June 199Claimant: Peter Thorley, 38, fireman - suing on behalf of himself.Accident: Fire engine in which he was travelling crashed on way to hoax emergency call on 9 July 1990. Driver killed.Injuries: Severe leg injuries which have left him unable to crouch or bend knees properly and rendered it impossible for him to return to work as fireman.Effects: Loss of ability to continue working as fireman and general reduction of job prospects.Award: Agreed total damages of £200,000.Solicitors: Brian Thomson & Partners (for plaintiff)Ryan v British Midland Airways and ors - QBD 9 June 199Claimant: Michael Ryan, 41, widower. Suing on behalf of himself and late wife's children aged 23, 21, 19, 15.Accident: Kegworth air crash at West Midland Airport 8 January 1989.Injuries: FatalEffects: Loss of life, loss of wife, loss of motherly love.Award: Total £338,000; £271,011 for husband and agreement that sons should receive £16,938 each.Solicitors: David Burcher & Co, London NW2 (for plaintiff)Braddy v Lauchlan & Others - QBD 20 June 199Claimant: Martin Braddy, 33Accident: Plaintiff hit in eye by metal 'strap' which sprung up and hit him while he was at work.Injuries: Severe damage to eye tissue.Award: £16,000Judge: Judge David Smithsitting as High Court judge.Solicitors: Messrs Metcalfe & CoHolland v Smith - QBD 23 June 199Claimant: Bernard HollandAccident: Motor cycle accidentInjuries: Plaintiff receivedsevere multiple injuries to head, arm, leg and he remains significantly disabledAward: £219,241 settlementJudge: Mr Justice MaySolicitors: McGrath & Co, London.
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