£1,300 compensation for injury at work


Hand InjuriesOur client sought help making a claim for compensation after she sustained injury to her thumb whilst at work.

Our client was employed as an Admin Assistant to the defendant, who had Multiple Sclerosis. Her role involved assisting the defendant with personal care and was expected to lift him out of bed on her own. Our client was not provided with any training to perform the task of lifting him from bed and whilst doing so she injured her right hand thumb.

Liability was disputed by the defendant's insurers who contended that our client has never mentioned to their client that she had sustained injury while lifting him. We were able to show that the defendant had never provided training and that our client sought medical treatment several weeks after the accident and her GP notes supported the causation of her injuries.

We were eventually able to persuade the defendant to settle the claim and following lengthy negotiations, including several offers, we were able to achieve a favourable settlement of £1,300 compensation which was awarded to our client for her personal injury claim.

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