Brain Injury in Pothole Fall

When Kyle Bullock stumbled in a three-inch deep pothole in 2007, whilst out walking with friends, he could not save his fall and suffered a severe head injury.

Rushed to Hospital

The charity worker was taken to hospital for brain surgery and spent many months in a brain injury rehabilitation unit.  Despite his treatment, he has been left with epilepsy and still needs daily care according to recent press reports.
Following the incident he could not return to his work.  The relationship with his partner also ended and he finally returned to his home country, Australia, to be with his family and to recuperate.

Apology and Compensation

The local authority who should have kept the road in a safe state, apologised and accepted the majority of blame for his brain injury.  Kyle alleged the area had been poorly lit and had not been properly maintained.  The High Court in a recent hearing approved a final settlement, though details cannot be released.

Head injury UK: Brain Injury Claim Experts

Kyle’s tragic accident reminds us that severe head injuries are not always suffered in major incidents.  At Head Injury UK, we are experienced in helping brain injury victims and their families obtain the support compensation they deserve, in a broad range of accidents.  To see how we may be able to help you or a loved one, please contact Andy Shaw.
 

 
 

 

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