A Uttoxeter ambulance driver who lost an eye in an attack eight years ago is planning to use his GBP 100,000 injury compensation payout to retrain as a nurse.
Nick Horobin was injured when a concrete block was thrown through the window of the ambulance he was driving, forcing him to swerve and crash into a hedge.
As well as losing an eye, Mr Horobin suffered 18 serious skull fractures and brain damage.
He was originally given offers of GBP 40,000 and GBP 67,000 by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, but he rejected them as he believed the severity of his injuries demanded a larger amount.
Now he has secured a place at Staffordshire University where he will study nursing, funded in part by the GBP 100,000 injury compensation payout he finally received.
The news follows reports that a man left brain damaged after a car accident in Cheshire has won a landmark legal victory against insurers.