Carrs Solicitors work related personal injury specialists win back injury claim for claimant
Carrs Solicitors have recently recovered £7,250 for a back strain for a Senior Healthcare Assistant from Wallasey after the care home she worked for refused to negotiate until just weeks before the claim was due to go to trial.
The back injury was caused by the client having to support an elderly resident in order to prevent her from falling. The resident had not been re-assessed for manual handling purposes for several months and during this time her condition had deteriorated to the point that a hoist should have been provided.
When the accident was reported the care home failed to investigate it or to notify the Health and Safety Executive and original witnesses could not be traced. The Healthcare Worker appointed Carrs Solicitors because she wanted a firm of solicitors specialising in workplace personal injury claims.
Carrs solicitors took the home to court on a no win no fee basis. The care home put the Healthcare Worker to ‘strict proof’ potentially exploiting its own shortcomings in record keeping whilst arguing that even if the claim was proven, the resident should have been allowed to fall.
Carrs solicitors succeeded in pressing for disclosure of the care records of the resident concerned under an exception to the Data Protection Act 1998. The care home decided to settle the case on the Health Care assistant’s terms within two months of this.
The success of this Health Worker’s personal injury claim underlines the importance of seeking specialist representation for industrial accident claims, where records are often missing and colleagues reluctant to get involved.
Making a stand for the right to fair compensation sends a clear message to the HealthCare Industry that the days when Healthcare workers were expected to accept back sprains as part of the job are long gone.
If you or a member of your family has received a back injury in a work related accident that wasn’t your fault contact Carrs Solicitors no win no fee work related personal injury law firm on 0800 587 0746 or http://www.carrssolicitors.com/
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