London, Aug 30 (ANI): A British civil servant is suing his government department for 300,000 pounds after he fell off a chair.
The amount he is asking is almost twice what a soldier was grudgingly given after suffering horrific burns in battle, reports the Sun.
Gian-Paul De Vito-Tracey, 39, is set to claim that he was left 80 percent disabled for life after hitting his head on a wall.
Vito-Tracey, held a senior position at the Department of Work and Pensions helping disabled people. He fell from the newly issued swivel chair in 2008.
His lawyers will argue at the High Court that the accident had a "profound and permanent effect" and left him at a severe disadvantage in the job market.
The bump caused "downgrading of general intellectual functioning", and his claim is for pain, suffering and "loss of amenity".
Court papers say he has experienced "slowed speed of information processing, impaired executive function, severe verbal communication difficulty and mild to moderate word-finding difficulties".
The claim by Vito-Tracey, of Rotherhithe, South London, alleges negligence and breach of equipment regulations, and a neuropsychologist has backed it. (ANI)