A man from Leeds who was injured during an accident at work has received vital funds towards treatment to recover from psychological injuries.
Our client worked as a Store Manager for Netto at the time of the incident. The accident happened whilst he was moving pallets of stock that had been delivered to the store. One of the pallets broke and the stock fell on him. The impact caused him to fall to the floor and sustain injury.
In addition to orthopaedic injuries, which our client recovered from, he also developed psychological injuries which affected him on a daily basis.
Cathryn Godfrey, a work place injury specialist who represented the client, was able to obtain an interim payment whilst the case was in progress. The payment enabled the client to secure private treatment in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy. The treatment helped to improve his psychological symptoms to the extent that he has been able to return to work.
Cathryn Godfrey from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office said:
“There are often serious consequences of psychological injuries, which can have a lasting effect for the injured person, beyond the time that it takes to recover from the physical injuries.
“It is important that these symptoms are recognised and treatment is received at the earliest opportunity to assist with the recovery process. Interim payments for the purpose of treatment, as part of the rehabilitation process, can form an important part of a claim and helping the injured person rebuild their lives.”
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