£1.37m compensation for inflatable ring accident

A teenager who was told she might never walk again after an inflatable ring accident has been awarded £1.37million compensation.

Rebecca Coles was in an inflatable ring being pulled by a speedboat on the River Orwell in Suffolk when she collided with another boat in May 2008. The teenager had to have part of her skull removed, and suffered serious injuries including impaired vision and hearing and reduced mobility. The compensation case was brought against the insurance company of the driver of the speedboat, and the Admiralty Court in London held that Ms Coles, now aged 19, should be paid £1.37million compensation. Her solicitor said the compensation "will be needed to meet Rebecca's needs for the rest of her life."

If you suffered injury or loss as a result of an accident you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of your medical care and loss of earnings. Contact one of the claims solicitors at Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast for information and advice by calling 0800 840 9289.