Rebecca’s accident at work claim settled for £20,000
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Slipping accident case study
Rebecca has a physically demanding emergency services job that requires carrying out frequent training exercises. During one such exercise, she slipped on a wet floor and fell heavily to the ground. The force of the fall was so severe that she fractured her hand and suffered several soft-tissue injuries. Thankfully, due to the nature of her employment, medics were nearby who were available to treat her quickly. As a consequence of these injuries, Rebecca was unable to carry out her duties and could not work until she made a full recovery.
Accident at work claims in Northern Ireland
Rebecca contacted McCartan Turkington Breen with a view to claim for compensation. Following a brief discussion about her accident at work with us, she instructed Harry McAleese with her case. Harry sent a letter of claim to Rebecca’s employer that explained how they were at fault and they had failed to carry out adequate risk assessments. They denied liability for the slipping accident.
You are entitled to remain safe from injury at work
Harry sent Rebecca to be examined by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, a consultant plastic surgeon and a consultant psychiatrist. Each consultant provided a medical report that detailed the injuries sustained and the amount of time it would take to recover. Harry issued High Court proceedings against Rebecca’s employer and her case was listed for hearing.
Shortly before the hearing date arrived, Rebecca’s employer contacted Harry, conceding liability and indicating a willingness to settle the matter without going to court. We entered negotiations and settled the claim for £20,000 in compensation.