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Postal worker hopes to rebuild life after award

A postal delivery driver, who was severely injured in a car accident while he was at work, has been awarded £550,000 in a personal injury compensation settlement handled by the man's union and claims solicitors.

The accident occurred in Peterborough in November 2011 as the 59-year-old got out of his van to take parcels to their destination. However, a vehicle collided with his van crushing the postal worker and badly injuring his legs.

After being taken to Peterborough City hospital, surgeons performed a 10-hour limb-saving operation, after which he endured a three month stay at Addenbrooke's Hospital as doctors there attempted to rebuild his legs during a series of complicated procedures.

Now, the driver will be retired from the postal firm and is attempting to put the trauma of the car accident, both physical and emotional, behind him.

He told Hunts Post24, "My life will never be the same again and I certainly won't ever walk the same. My main goal is to get back to driving again."

Adding, "I'm getting there, slowly."

The car accident victim will now use the personal injury compensation to help him and his wife, who is also disabled, move into a specially adapted house.



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