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    Ministry of Defence admits liability for assault course accident


    Ministry of Defence admits liability for assault course accident

    Back in June 2011 James Cobby, who was aged 19 at the time, suffered a dreadful accident while tackling an assault course at height at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, Devon. He fell a distance of seven metres and his head took the brunt of the fall. Even though an air ambulance took him to Derriford Hospital, his injuries were found to be severe and he spent months in hospital, much of it in a minimally conscious state.

    James’ mother, Janet Cobby, is now seeking substantial damages to account for the fact that James received lifelong injuries he will never recover from. James lives at a neurological unit and the brain injuries he suffered during the assault course accident are severe and will not improve. Since the Ministry of Defence has now admitted liability for the assault course accident, it is now locked in discussion with lawyers acting on behalf of James and his mother to agree on the amount of compensation that should be paid. According to newspaper reports, James’ mother is looking for over £1 million.

    Severe injuries can change a life – compensation can make a difference

    Head injuries can be severe. While we all take care in our lives we do expect others to be responsible in their duties if they manage a facility of any kind. In this case the MoD has admitted it was liable for the accident. However this is not always the case, and even here the exact amount of compensation has yet to be agreed upon.

    This is why it is beneficial to seek the advice of a professional injury compensation lawyer if you feel you could be entitled to compensation of any kind.

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    When you decide to call Accident Advice Helpline you are choosing a service that is designed to help and experienced in doing so. With the opportunity to call our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500  whenever it suits you best, you can see how helpful Accident Advice Helpline is right from the start. See if we might be able to assist you in launching a no win, no fee* claim for compensation today, so you can see what the future might hold for you. Don’t delay – call us today on 0800 689 0500 and find out more.

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    Date Published: July 23, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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