Paperboy hurt in crash to receive injury compensation

A paperboy who suffered serious brain damage in a lorry crash just days after starting his new job is in line to receive an injury compensation payout.

Joshua Smith, who was 13 at the time, was crossing the A522 Cheadle Road in September 2005 to deliver his last paper when his bike was hit by a Leyland DAF Road Runner lorry, the Sentinel reports.

As a result of the collision he suffered a fractured pelvis, bruised lungs, broken teeth, a number of cuts and brain injury.

He originally claimed his employer, Co-op group, was responsible for failing to give him safety advice, but a court ruling dismissed this and instead decided that the driver of the lorry was 40 per cent responsible for paying his injury compensation.

It follows reports in the Essex Echo that a motorcyclist is seeking up to GBP 250,000 in injury compensation after he was hit by a car.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19427179-ADNFCR

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