A FORMER medic claiming £1.5 million for injuring her neck at work later dressed as a Peppa Pig character and won a mother's race at sports day, a court heard.

School governor and mother-of-three Lorna Hayden said her life and career was devastated after her neck went "pop" as she lifted a 16 stone patient at work.

The 34-year-old, of Crowborough, who worked for Kent and Sussex Hospital until 2007, is suing Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust but its lawyers claim the cardiac psychologist is only worth £4,414.

A Facebook post was highlighted of her winning a nursery sports day race in 2013 dressed as George Pig from the popular children's show, according to national newspaper reports.

She told the High Court in London: "My pain differs from day to day."

Mr Justice Jay will rule on the case on a date to be set.