The following information is an extract from a medical report concerning a motorbike accident resulting in a serious knee injury. A claim for compensation has been made by his motorbike accident solicitors and some information in the report has been changed for confidential reasons.
MEDICAL REPORT OF KNEE INJURY FOLLOWING MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT..
A explained that he was involved in a road traffic accident at approximately midday of 17th August. He was riding his motorbike, had full protective gear on and was travelling at an approximate speed of 30mph on a road in [location] when a car travelling n the opposite direction pulled across the front of his path. He was unable to avoid a collision and his bike hit the car.
The next thing he remembers is he was laying on the road and was unable to move the right leg and could not feel the right foot. An ambulance attended the scene of the accident’ He was wheeled on a chair to the side of the road. He started feeling sensation in his right leg, and could walk, but limped. The ambulance records mentioned “Fallen off bike’ minor injury to right knee, Advised if pain or any swelling go to Accident and Emergency Department, Baseline observations were pulse 68bpm, blood pressure 7661120m*Ig.
He managed to ride his bike to a local garage where he had kept his car and then went home by car. He had pain in both knees, right worse than left and also had aching in the right shoulder. As he started developing swelling of the right knee he attended Accident and Emergency Department of university Hospital
of Kent. The accident is recorded “slight pain lateral aspect of thigh muscles.
Has had old injury right knee (anterior cruciate ligament), advised to take Diclofenac.
DISABILITY/LOSSES CONSEQUENTIAL TO THE ACCIDENT
General day-to-day activities were severely affected for six weeks prior to operation and
six weeks after operation. Activities are still being affected due to the symptoms’ Social
activities were affected as he could not go to his Free Mason club duties or socialise’
Sleep is still being affected due to the symptoms.
He did not drive for almost 12 weeks.
LEISURE PURSUITS/SPORTING ACTIVITIES:
He has been unable to go cycling , motorbike rally or walk his dog.
He has not returned to his pre- motorbike accident job to date. He now does only 15 hours per week.
CARE AND ATTENDANCE:
He requires help with activities like dressing, getting in and out of the bath. His wife
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