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Watermans' client scales Ben Nevis in spite of losing leg in accident

Watermans' client, Andy MacLeod, recently succeeded in climbing Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, less than 12 months following a devastating road traffic accident, in which he lost his leg. 

Andy, 19, sustained life changing injuries after being struck by a speeding vehicle whilst cycling to a friend's house from university, in Fort William. He recalls nothing of the incident and has spent the months following undergoing intensive rehabilitation treatment and being fitted with a prosthetic leg which has allowed him to accomplish this formidable challenge.

Andy instructed Watermans to pursuer to a personal injury claim and the firm continues to act on his behalf having involved a highly motivated rehabilitation team dedicated to Andy's recovery. Discussions with the insurers of the driver at fault continue at this time.

Despite his injuries Andy has remained undeterred from pursuing his passion for adventure outdoor pursuits and has recently been able to return to his studies, where he hopes to pursue a career in adventure rehabilitation. Andy and his fellow students who also completed the climb undertook the challenge to raise funds for the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland and the RNLI. Their aim is to raise the sum of £2,000. A video and interview with Andy with regards to his claim can be viewed here.

The team at Watermans wish Andy all the best in his rehabilitation and of course for his future outdoor challenges.