A male emergency medical technician from Essex working for the London Ambulance Service was injured at work. The accident took place whilst the paramedic was travelling to hospital in the back of an ambulance attending to a patient.
The ambulance was travelling at high speed to get the patient to the hospital swiftly. The ambulance driver pulled out onto the main road without checking properly that it was safe to do so and failed to notice an oncoming vehicle. This resulted in a collision with a car travelling along the main road.
The force of the impact threw the technician to the floor and he was in immediate pain. The police and another ambulance were called to attend the scene. The injured paramedic was taken to the hospital in another ambulance.
Since the accident the man has been suffering with panic attacks and flashbacks from the trauma caused by the accident. The man contacted Accident Advice Helpline shortly after the accident and explained what happened. The adviser was able to tell him how easy it is and exactly what he needed to do to make a claim. He received £5076.25 compensation for his suffering.
Date Published: December 27, 2009
Author: David Brown