Ody suffered an unusual high spinal cord injury due to the assault. He has lost the use of his arms and it’s likely the damage will translate to his lower limbs in the future.
Frustratingly, the assailants were not found or prosecuted by the police despite a thorough investigation. In both CICA claims and civil claims this does not mean that a claim cannot be progressed which is a common misconception. The burdens of proof are very different.
Since Ody’s assault, his father has passed away and his mother has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, Ody has not been able to travel back to Mongolia to visit his family, as the high level of care that he requires would not be available to him there.
Ody instructed Jennifer Buchanan and Jill Greenfield to assist him with a personal injury claim, which was pursued against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. We were able to secure the maximum award for Ody, of £500,000.
“It is always extremely difficult to obtain the maximum CICA award for clients, even when we are dealing with devastating injuries, I am very pleased that we have been able to secure this for Ody.”
At the end of the case Ody commented:
"My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fieldfisher, especially Jennifer and Jill for all their hard work, effort and sympathy. I suffered a life changing very high spinal cord injury but thanks to their expertise and support life seems like a much better place. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”
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