Attacker pleads guilty to attempted murder after leaving dad-of-five for deadJuly 14th, 2015
We are currently fighting for justice for a man who was left for dead after a brutal attack which put him in a coma.
With a 25 year track record of helping those who have suffered serious injury, we are currently working with 46 year old Mahmoud Hussain, a father of 5 and qualified maths teacher who was the victim of a vicious attack which left him fighting for his life.
Mr Hussain, who is a refugee from Palestine, was attacked on the morning of 20th December 2014. When he was walking to his local pharmacy he was attacked by 25 year old James MacMillan, who hit him across the back of the head with a brick and continued to kick him as he lay on the ground, leaving Mr Hussain with a head injury, fractured jaw, a fracture above his right eye and a serious injury to his knee. Our client was taken to New Queens Hospital in Birmingham in a critical unconscious state and remained in a coma for 40 days – this was due to pressure on the brain which required surgery.
Mr Hussain has now returned home to his family, despite suffering from ongoing pain, and feelings of depression and anxiety for the welfare of his wife and children. He has also been unable to return to his job as a quality inspector.
The attacker, Mr MacMillan has pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted murder and will go to court in August to face sentencing.
At CFG Law we are doing all we can to secure effective medical assessment and treatment which should ease Mr Hussain’s symptoms and we will be recommending a variety of care services to help provide essential support to him and his family in the future.
We have also introduced a Family Liaison Officer from Headway Birmingham to help introduce supports for Mahmoud and his family. Headway is a charity that works to improve life after brain injury.
Sabrina McCarron, a serious injury solicitor at CFG Law is representing Mr Hussain and comments:
“Working in the field of serious injury, I help many people who have suffered terrible injuries – but acting on behalf of Mr Hussain, who sustained such awful injuries due to an unprovoked attack is very shocking.
My client is still in severe pain every day as a result of the attack and will very likely be affected by his injuries for the rest of his life. With a young family to care for he is very afraid for the future and how he will provide for them.
I am shocked by the vicious and unprovoked nature of this attack on my client, who is wholly committed to providing a better life for his family in the UK after arriving here from Palestine. He came to what he thought was a safer country for his young family and it is sad to think that such a devastating injury has occurred.
I will be doing all I can to support Mr Hussain in the months to come.”
Mr Hussain’s case will be handled by The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA was established to compensate victims of crime and although commonly, victims do not need to instruct a solicitor to deal with their case, in Mr Hussain’s instance and due to the severity of the injuries sustained, we are working with him to peruse a claim and in particular, to arrange the essential medical assessments and support he will need to recover.
If you would like any advice about making a CICA claim, call us free on 0800 612 8196 to discuss your case. We can offer impartial and confidential advice and offer assistance on a no win no fee basis if your injuries are serious and you feel that you need legal support to progress your claim.