Saying no to compensation

Lara Forth

Lara (not her real name) recovers from brain trauma but eventually quits her job and abandons her claim. Why?

In September 2007, when I was 25, I worked full time as a picture framer. On the way to work I was involved in a five car pile-up. My vehicle was hit in the front and the rear. I sustained whiplash and smacked my head hard on the front shelf, where the visor and rear view mirror are located. A hot coffee in the drink holder erupted all over me and the inside of the car and the whole front of my vehicle was smashed in. Police arrived...

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Published 05 June, 2010 | Updated 23 August, 2016