Ex-paramedic seeks more than £4million in compensation

A former paramedic that lost his leg in a motorbike accident has started a compensation claim that could result in a payout of over £4million.

The rider said the van acted like a guillotine when it sliced off his leg at the thigh in the crash in Walsall.

The 50-year-old could have died if it wasn’t for the quick thinking of an off-duty Police officer who applied pressure on the wound until emergency services arrived.

The ex-rider is now locked in a High Court battle with the van driver’s insurers over the total amount of compensation he should receive.

He has demanded £4.65million in compensation to help him pay for a new home, a motorbike which he can continue to ride despite the loss of his leg and almost £140,000 for motorbike holidays.

The court heard how the 50-year-old misses his job on two wheels.

I loved it,” he said. “There is very little in my life that compares to the satisfaction I got from it.

“I would like to continue biking for as long as I can. My father rides a motorcycle and he’s 75.

“It’s still my passion.”

The case is currently ongoing.

If you have recently been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to a motorbike accident compensation claim.

Call us today for a free no-obligation assessment of your case on 01625 506655.