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A teacher who was hit by a car on his way to work has been awarded compensation totalling almost £20,000.

The victim was walking to a bus stop to travel to school when he was hit from behind by a passing vehicle. He sustained a head injury, fractured collar bone and suffered from anxiety as a result of the accident.

As a member of the teaching union NASUWT, he was able to access full legal support from specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons, who intimated a claim on his behalf. The driver who caused the accident admitted liability and following medical reports settlement was agreed out of court for a sum of £19,800. Thompsons Solicitor Laura McGee said: “We were delighted to help our client secure the compensation he deserved following such a traumatic ordeal. Due to the nature of the collision, our client was left feeling extremely anxious which made his recovery more difficult and I’m pleased the settlement figure reflected this.“

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident,  even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact Thompsons today on 0800 0891331 we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation. 

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