A former rugby player who was left paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury has achieved a first-class law degree, which he plans to use to help other victims secure injury compensation.
Matt King, 22, was made tetraplegic after another player accidentally kneed him in the neck during a tackle, meaning he is dependent on a wheelchair and uses a ventilator to breathe.
He has now accepted a training contract with a London firm of solicitors who specialise in personal injury compensation claims.
"It became apparent in hospital that I’m still young and if I’m going to lead a meaningful life I would need to get an education," he commented.
"I wish when I had been injured someone with a spinal injury could have come and spoken to me."
The news comes soon after reports that a Solihull woman has received a GBP 3 million injury compensation payout for birth injuries she suffered more than 37 years ago.