A woman from Berkshire who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a motorbike has secured more than £600,000 in compensation with the help of the RCM and Thompsons Solicitors.
The 59-year-old was cycling home from work when she was hit by a motorcyclist who was riding on the wrong side of the road.
She was admitted to hospital with a fractured tibia and also required knee surgery. As a result of her lack of mobility, she suffered significant back pain too.
The accident meant the union member, who’d worked as a midwife for 38 years, was forced to take medical retirement.
Since the accident six years ago, she has had to have five operations on her knee and has been told she will need a total knee replacement in the future.
She said: “I still have a lot of pain now, but I am managing to enjoy my retirement and the compensation I received has been a massive help.
“It was all handled very well, especially considering how complex and lengthy the case was. Thompsons was fantastic, and so was my union. I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Vincent Reynolds, a principal lawyer at Thompsons Solicitors’ London office, said: “I am so pleased we were able to achieve a successful outcome for our client who due to the accident had had to give up a job that she loved.
“Importantly, thanks to her membership of the RCM, she got 100% of her compensation, when, had she used a high street solicitor, she would’ve had to have paid them £40,000 by way of a success fee, money that she needs for her enforced retirement.”