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Injuries: Claimant underwent an above-knee amputation after his brother accidentally shot him in the left knee while pigeon shooting. He has never got used to wearing his prosthesis and still takes powerful pain killers for phantom limb pains. He finds it difficult to come to terms with not being able to provide for his family and the sight of his stump. He had been offered more than £400,000 out of court, but contested the case
Claimant: Ivan Orr, 4Incident: Road traffic accident
Injuries: Claimant suffered broken bones and head injuries after being knocked over by vehicle driven by defendant. He was in a coma for several days and is now under the care of his elderly parents. He cannot be left alone as there is a danger he might wander off and not be able to return. Damages settled on the basis of equal liability between plaintiff and defendant. At the time of the accident the driver may have been driving too fast but it was also likely plaintiff had been drinking
Claimant: Margaret Westmoquette, 4Incident: Road traffic accident
Injuries: Claimant, a mother of two and the wife of a Church of England vicar, lost both legs and one arm in road crash and is the first double leg amputee in the UK to learn to walk with electronically intelligent knees. She is said to have fought back against devastating disabilities and to have learned to drive an infrared-controlled car and enjoy hobbies such as canoeing. Her injuries were described in court as horrendous and mutilating and some of the worst ever seen
Award: £1.5m (damages)
Judge: Mr Justice Hooper
Plaintiff's counsel: Bill Braithwaite QC
Plaintiff's solicitor: George Ide Phillips, Chichester