A young boy, who was knocked down and injured on a pedestrian crossing, is to receive 14,000 pounds in scarring compensation even though the negligent driver who caused his injuries is both uninsured and disqualified from driving.
Liam Brickell, (7) of the Wirral, Merseyside, was just three years old when the accident happened. Liam and his mother were crossing a road near their home, when the motorist did not observe a red traffic light and hit both of them.
Liam was badly bruised and suffered cuts all over his body. Many of the cuts have developed into permanent scars, including a six inch gash on the back of his head. Liam also sustained frequent and painful headaches for six months following the accident.
The scarring compensation, which is to be paid by the Motor Insurers Bureau, will enable Liam to have plastic surgery to remove the majority of his physical scars, but the psychological damage that was caused by this reckless driver may take much longer to heal.