Five-figure sum paid out for broken arm in Waverley crash

The paddle steamer hit the pier at Brodick on Arran last September.

Five-figure sum paid out for broken arm in Waverley crash STV

A person who suffered a broken arm when the Waverley paddle steamer crashed last year has been awarded a five-figure sum in damages.

They were injured when the vessel – described by operators as the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – crashed into the pier at Brodick on Arran.

A total of 24 people reported injuries and were treated at the scene, with a number taken to hospital on Arran or on the mainland by helicopter.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said 213 passengers and 26 crew were on board at the time of the crash on September 3, 2020.

Mark Gibson, partner at Digby Brown, said: “I can confirm that last month we settled a claim for a client in relation to an injury sustained in the Waverley crash at Brodick.

“We are glad to have been able to assist in the swift conclusion of this civil action but we act for several other victims affected by this same incident so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Digby Brown said the injured person is not being named.