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Court Update -Results

Well folks after 4 1/2 years fighting for compensation. 2 days of sitting in court ( I didn't have to but wanted the Judge and defendants to visualise a person struggling to breathe rather than a name on a spread sheet.) 5000 legal documents scrolled through and a lot of discomfort. I can finally announce...........................

.............................................................WE WON :) :)

Now I have confidence that my wife and two adult children will have a bit of security behind them when I past my sell by date.

I am still struggling to recovery as I went to court with a chest complaint but the result was well worth the discomfort. - The whole procedure should have been sorted in half the time.

My Barrister praised me for my stoic tenacity and decision not to accept the pittance AXA insurance were going to offer me. He said I was the first individual person to take them on at their game of poker with such a high risk outcome. But sometimes you just have to grab them by the B***s and look them in the eyes !!!

So the xmas I wasn't expected to see is going to be a good one . I intend getting to New Year and dare I hope to see another spring :D

Finally- I want to wish all my HU friends (and Admin) a Wonderful Xmas and hope to see you in 2018

Remember all that kissing under the mistletoe isn't very healthy so keep your masks on and practice the 'Safe Snog?' LOL

Take care of yourself the best you can and enjoy the festive season

Owen X

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Well done Owen please look on government website I am sure you are entitled to back pay from them

Take care

Dorothy

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Ironically Newlands I have to pay the government back for everything I have received over the last 4 years, which includes DWP Ind. Injuries, PIP (inc Motability allowance) and even my sick pay back to my former employers. Accumulating to around £80-100K before I even see any funds -Then all my allowances stop :( .....Don't forget the government are hard up and need to claw back the pennies :P

Take Care

Owen

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That’s disgusting

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Do give Biddy a ring about the payback as the PIP is not means tested so they shouldn't be able to claim that back surely?

03000 030 555 during office hours.

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Thanks Mummy - I was just quoting info received from my solicitors -I didn't think PIP was means tested it was a way of keeping you out of hospital ?

I will make some enquiries in the New Year

Merry Xmas to all at HU / BLF including admin and volunteers. I hope you have a fantastic 2018

Owen x

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You too Owen. Enjoy the festivities with your family. :)

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Well done Owen. I hope that you are very very proud of yourself. It takes amazing guts and tenacity to chase these people down. Hopefully you have set a precedent for others now. Do have a brilliant Christmas and we WILL be talking to you through the New Year and on into 2018. XX

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Well done Owen for standing up against them and not taking the easy option. I am very, very pleased for you, a truly Goliath and David situation yet you stuck to your guns. I think it is disgraceful that it took so long, causing untold stress on yourself and your family.

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That’s amazing Owen! Well done!

You have a wonderful Christmas with knobs on, covered in glitter of course, and see you in 2018.

Xxxxx 🎅🏻😘

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Well done Owen, I am so pleased for you. You are indeed a tough cookie taking on the 'big boys' at risk to yourself is no mean fete. Brilliant result. Hat's off to you.

Ee the mistletoe I am taking the lead from my six year old granddaughter (pretend throw up and 'GROSS')!

Have a wonderful Cristmas and enjoy the spring.

love cx

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This is the best Christmas news for me, I can’t tell you how happy I am for you. I did have a good feeling about it & one always hopes justice will prevail but you can never be sure...especially when up against corporations with unlimited funds.

You’re one hell of a brave and tenacious man Owen, to take on AXA, but you did it and and you WON! I so admire you xxx

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Fantastic news Owen - well done to you and your family for hanging in there and getting a good result. Hope that you recover to enjoy Christmas and start the New Year in fine fettle.

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Well done Owen couldn't be more happy for you and your family at the outcome of the result and of course you will be here after spring I have said that about myself but I just keep plugging on take one day at a time so good luck to you Owen and your family and have a great Christmas and happy new year

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I hope you manage a very happy Christmas. Take care. Congratulations on your win.

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I am so very pleased they saw sense and justice was eventually done. Sending a virtual mistletoe kiss - no germs that way. :) :)

Have a great Christmas Owen.

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👏👏👏👏👏 Bravo! It's so lovely to hear such good news - there's nothing better, fairer or more satisfying than justice. You shouldn't have had to fight for it but you did - and you won. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

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Very many congratulations Owen! I am very happy for you. Well done! xx 🙌

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oh bless you darling ,you have a wonderful Christmas and New year .god bless

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Well done, Owen. And I glad you made it to court. Tenacity indeed.

Have a great Christmas.

All the best

K x

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Thank you Katinka and All the best to you and yours I hope you have a wonderful time

take Care X

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I KNEW you would win! Who could resist you? Well done, well done and well done! Have a great Christmas and New Year, Owen, and we'll speak again in the Spring. xxx

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Enthusiastic reply Toci - Thank you and hopefully I'll be picking daisies in the spring -

But in the mean time I hope you and yours have a wonderful xmas and a happy new year (just keep away from the germs ?)

All the best

Owen X

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Owen 1 insurance 0,sounds like the result every one wanted to hear and just in time for the festivities.congratulations Owen enjoy your victory........skis and scruffy x

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Congratulations & well done

Best wishes Ann

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OMG Owen, that's the best ever news I've heard for a long time. How brilliant and fantastic you are to keep fighting for your family.

Bless you and have a massively happy Christmas, New Year - and Spring!

Penelope xxx

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Who's been saying I'm brilliant and fantastic Peege ?- cos I think they are confused !!!! (Unless it was Santa lol )

You are so kind with your response - thank you and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Xmas and a happy New year

Watch you don't get too close to the mistletoe ??? Lol

Take care

Owen x

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Great news Owen really pleased for you , hope you and your family enjoy your Christmas.xxx

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I have followed your posts since I joined Owen. Well done I am sorry that they made you go through with all of this but as you say your family will now be taken care of which I know must be a weight off your mind. Now go enjoy your Christmas x

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I am sure you and yours are relieved to say the least that it is over and hopefully now you can spend some quality time with family withour court case looming .Ridiculous you have to repay so much money through no fault of your own hope there is nough left to gve you and your famly a decent standard of life congratulations on your tenacity Bst wshes

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Hi time -2-drink, you put my very thoughts into words

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Oh Owen I am so pleased for you and you thoroughly deserve the result. Have a wonderful (bah humbug) Christmas and I bet you will still be with us by the next one. xx

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That's fantastic news plumbob I have been thinking about you all week but sometimes I think people have to see how we struggle to breath something they all take for granted.

The insurance should hang there head in shame and I hope they get the biggest court bill ever its the only time they sit up and take notice.

All that's left to say is have a fantastic Christmas and new year with your family take care Plumbob

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Are you accepting begging letters ? Only for very deserving causes of course :)

Bravo ! Not only to win but to be there to savour the win, is simply the best result you could have hoped for. Enjoy the feelings of triumph and elation and have the best Christmas ever with your family.

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I will except any combustible materials Billiejean , not just begging letters - they all help reduce my fuel bills by burning them LOL

Hope you and yours have a great Christmas and New Year

Owen X

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Congratulations and Happy Christmas

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Excellent news,you winning your appeal.

You certainly deserve a relaxing time.

Well done,again!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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Well done and thank you for you your strength and tenacity. you have set the bar high. Have the moast wonderfull christmass you and your loved ones deserve it

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Well done Plumbob, I am so pleased for you and your family, you must buzzing, knowing it's finally over and you won !!!

You'll have a great, contented Xmas and I'll see you in the new year xx

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I am really thrilled for you. Anytime you can take them on and win after all of the horrible treatment they have given you is a great day, not just for you but others that may be in a similar situation.

A big congratulations, and I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and hope you ring in the spring as well.

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Congratulations. Well done for going the extra miles. It worked.

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Brilliant news just before Christmas Plumbob, glad to hear justice prevailed for once. Have a lovely christmas and New Year with your family and hope you get to see them daisies, tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers. Take care speak again soon Congratulations.x

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Congratulations. Well pleased for you and your family. Relax and enjoy Christmas.

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What a wonderful outcome after all your years of fighting. Well done! Congratulations Owen. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year x

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Oh Owen that is fantastic news, you beat the #########s.

Now enjoy your Christmas x x x🎅🎅🎅

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I am deeply touched by everyone kind sentiments bestowed on me -It means a lot - THANK YOU

I will have a few days off before deciding to take on the next giant ???LOL

The victory and compensation is brilliant but like all you fellow suffers out there I would rather have a normal life and see my grandson grow to be a fine mine - So it's a bitter sweet victory. But Iv.e peace of mind my wife and kids are secure for a while.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have responded and wish everyone a

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

So take care of yourselves and be wary of that mistletoe ?

Take Care

Owen & Nevin X

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Great news Plumbob ! Now enjoy Christmas ! Cheers, Sheila x

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I am so very happy for you peace of mind for your family at last ! For a man who most his health you gave sure fought like Crazy let’s hope you have opened floodgates for many more in same position as your good self my Christmas wish is for you and your family have the best xmas I am so proud of you! You stood tall where many would have gave up, I have already quoted you to many friends, xx

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Thank You for the kind words Ennyl

You should never give up just because your fighting someone 'bigger'. I'm small and I played rugby for years and never gave in (got to say it hurt sometimes LOL) and I had determination to carry on .... Never let people bully you. do what you feel is right ..... Sometimes it pays off :) :) :)

Hope your family have an enjoyable festive season

Take care

Owen x

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