This man, Terry Dunnage, left half burnt after an unsuccessful attempt to save his uncle, eventually won the legal battle and was relieved compensation of around £1million. Let's have a look at the complete story.
Terry Dunnage, father of five was left severely burnt after he tried to save his schizophrenic uncle Vincent Randall, 45, from burning himself. Terry, who jumped from the balcony for his uncle's survival, spent months in the hospital (of five weeks in drug-infused coma), fighting for his life. He was daily operated and had almost 20 blood transfusions. Later he claimed for compensation which was however refused by the the Direct line group, saying that Vincent was in delusional condition and was not liable, though the group was responsible for uncle's insurance which covered body damages by accidents. After almost eight long years of the tiring battle, Terry eventually proved himself the rescuer and the insurance company wrong.
Vincent, who was a school cleaner became so much delusional just before his death the he thought people followed him. He visited Terry and summoned him and his partner for the same. Later he poured petrol on himself threatening to let the truth out or he will burn himself. Before Terry could stop, Vincent triggered the lighter arousing huge flames. Terry somehow saved himself jumping from the balcony.
In an interview with Herald, Terry said that for once he thought he was about to die and everything ended, the people around him actually read out last rites to him on the way. He felt his skin melting and the pain on his body all over. He lost his house as he couldn't pay out the mortgage. He felt bad the way they were treating him for doing the right thing. Eventually he used the compensation money for Terry Dunnage Foundation and said that he didn't do all this for money but for the hope of good.