Our experts helped Sarah* after she suffered a life-changing ankle injury while working. We made sure she got compensation for her suffering, loss of earnings and future expenses.
What Happened To Sarah?
Sarah was working in a warehouse when a colleague pushing a metal cage struck a workstation. This causes the workstation to move forward and hit her right ankle. She suffered a deep cut to her ankle, leaving her tendons showing.
Sarah needed lots of rehabilitation after her injury. She decided to go private and needed two operations done by a private orthopaedic surgeon.
After surgery, Sarah had physiotherapy, deep tissue massage, shockwave therapy and Pilates. Sarah also went to podiatry and orthotic assessments. She now requires insoles for the rest of her life.
How Did Her Injuries Change Her Life?
Once she was able to return home, Sarah needed help from her friends. She needed friends to care for her and friends to drive her to appointments. Eventually, her mum came from Lithuania to take over care responsibilities.
Sarah left her employment and started a new job. But, the accident left psychological scars and constant pain that affected her new job. Sarah had to resign from her new job due to her injuries.
How We Helped Sarah Get The Compensation She Needed
Sarah had already started a claim with a solicitor. She approached us to review her case as she was unhappy with the service she had been provided. Her solicitor at the time told Sarah to settle for £18,000. After reviewing her injuries, our specialist took over the conduct of Sarah’s case.
Our team started gathering more medical evidence to show the level of Sarah’s injuries. This involved getting medical reports from a lower limb ankle specialist. They also got evidence from treatment Sarah self-funded.
We took witness statements from Sarah’s family, friends and managers. This was to show the impact the accident had on Sarah and how she lost out due to the injury.
We started court proceedings against her former employer. We also applied to secure an interim payment. This would allow Sarah to continue with rehabilitation.
Although Court proceedings started, the evidence made Sarah’s former employer to settle before the court date. They admitted full responsibility for Sarah’s accident, offering a six-figure compensation amount. This will go a long way toward Sarah’s ongoing rehabilitation.
“It was particularly difficult to evidence the extent of the injuries sustained by Sarah, and I’m so glad I could get her the compensation she needed to ensure that she could continue with future rehabilitation and have the funds necessary for her future needs.” — Zoe Vallance, Serious Injury Solicitor
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, our specialist workplace solicitors could help you claim compensation for your injuries, even if you’ve been injured abroad.
*Not actual names used.
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