A former soldier from Yorkshire has been awarded a six-figure injury compensation payout after he was left with severe brain damage in a lorry crash.
Gordon Scott, 56, who served for eight years in the Duke of Wellington 1st Battalion, hit his head when the lorry he was driving for international courier company DHL collided with the underside of a low bridge in Crofton, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.
He now suffers from fatigue, memory loss and emotional difficulties, while his solicitors have argued that he was not given sufficient information about the height of the vehicle that he was driving.
"I have had my life taken away from me," he told the paper.
"My life was driving and work. I was totally focused on my job. In a way my life ended."
It follows reports in the News & Star that the widow of a Cumbrian man who died after a fall at work has received a "significant" amount of injury compensation.