Elizabeth’s accident at work claim settled for £11,750
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Tripping accident case study
Elizabeth was working in a Northern Ireland hospital when she tripped over an object that was obstructing a corridor. She fell forward and instinctively reached her arms out to soften her fall. Unfortunately, she fell with such force that she fractured her arm. As a result of her injury, she was unable to work whilst she recovered and she suffered loss of earnings as a result. She was left particularly frustrated because she understood the object that she tripped on should not have been left on a corridor floor.
Accident at work claims in Northern Ireland
Elizabeth began to research work accident claims online and came across McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors. Impressed by a significant number of client testimonials, she contacted us with a view to claim. Elizabeth had the benefit of a free initial consultation with Tanya Waterworth who explained the claims process in detail. Following the consultation, Elizabeth instructed Tanya to initiate a claim. Tanya sent a letter of claim to Elizabeth’s employer that explained how they were at fault and they failed to carry out adequate risk assessments and have a reasonable system of inspection.
You’re entitled to a safe work environment
We had Elizabeth examined by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who provided a medical report that detailed the injuries sustained and the amount of time it would take to recover. The employer accepted liability and indicated a willingness to enter settlement negotiations. We entered settlement discussions and secured £10,000 in general damages and an additional £1,750 in loss of earnings compensation. Elizabeth was delighted with the outcome and was particularly pleased by how easy the process was and that the matter settled without the need of a court hearing.