A police sergeant, who was on motorbike duty when sustaining horrific injuries in a road traffic accident, has been awarded 370.000 pounds in an out-of-court paralysed police officer compensation settlement.
Steve Ball (43) from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, was seriously injured in the head-on crash with another motorcyclist in July 2006, and spent 11 days in hospital after the accident.
Paul had to undergo four operations in which nerves from his legs were removed and transplanted to his shoulder to try to regain movement in his right side. What movement there is four years after the accident is very limited and Paul is still in constant pain.
The other motorcyclist involved in the crash admitted a judgement of error, and payment is to be made by his insurers.