Chris Barnes secures high value settlements for below knee amputees

October 18, 2018

Chris Barnes from Exchange Chambers has secured two high value settlements for below knee amputees.

In the first case, Chris’ client, a 20-year-old man, was injured in a road traffic accident.  After a series of operations, he underwent transtibial (below knee) amputation. Chris and his instructing solicitor, Andrew Dowd of Thorneycroft Solicitors worked collaboratively with the defendant, putting in place a rehabilitation programme and trialling the highest quality prosthetics.  The case settled for £2.16 million with prosthetics provision including an Empower (powered ankle) prosthesis, at a repeating total cost of £83,000 every 6 years.

In the second case, Chris’ client, aged 52, suffered multiple fractures, the worst of which led to numerous operations and then a below knee amputation. Following a successful trial of an Empower prosthesis, the settlement of £2.07 million again included provision for such a prosthesis in the long term.

Chris was instructed by Ann Allister of Carpenters Solicitors. Chris is a member of the personal injury team at Exchange Chambers.