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Successful compensation claim for crush injuries sustained at Canadian airport

Our client sustained crush injuries to his legs while sitting in a wheelchair between two motorised buggies at Vancouver Airport. He had been assisted off the flight as he was unwell when the driver of one of these buggies lost control and collided with him.

As a result of the accident, our client suffered soft tissue type injuries and has since been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome. He has been unable to return to his former employment as a plastics engineer.

We pursued his claim in Canada against four defendants including the local airport authority, the company responsible for providing the assistance, their contractors, and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Following negotiations with the other parties, our client has now accepted an offer of CAN $170,000 (approximately £106,960) in settlement of the claim.

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