AN Atherton motorcyclist who was badly hurt in a crash in Germany has launched a High Court legal battle for compensation of up to £100,000.

Steven Brewer, a fishmonger, fractured a vertebra in the accident, as well as his right wrist, and is now disabled on the open labour market.

He has been unable to return to work , but his condition may improve, according to a writ issued at London's High Court which has just been made publicly available.

The writ says that he is now too anxious to ride a motorcycle, suffered six months of severe post traumatic stress disorder, and has permanent back pain.

Mr Brewer, 49, of 64 Highfield Avenue, Atherton, also suffered other injuries leading to headaches, problems in both shoulders and ankles, and numbness.

He has been told not to lift anything heavier than 5 kgs, and not to carry out DIY tasks, gardening or window cleaning.

The accident happened on July 4 2009 in Cochem, Germany, when his Honda motorcycle was involved in a crash with a Toyota Pruis driven by a Swedish motorist, according to a High Court writ. Now Mr Brewer, is is suing her insurer, Folksam Insurance Group, of Sweden. T

he insurer admitted liability on Christmas Eve 2009, the court will hear. However, the two sides are thought unable to agree how much compensation he should receive.