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£120,000 Compensation Secured for Nurse Injured in Work Accident

28 April 2014

In this case Personal Injury Lawyer Tracey Benson successfully settled a work accident claim for a member of The Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Tracey’s client was a part-time Community Nurse who injured her shoulder when the privacy curtain in a doctor’s surgery fell from the ceiling and landed on her and the patient.

Tracey’s client underwent surgery to her shoulder and had many months off work sick. She returned to work on a part-time basis but the pain in her shoulder failed to improve. She was referred to pain management and also become depressed. She had completed a degree in Tissue Viability as she wanted to work full-time as a Tissue Viability Specialist when her 11 year old son started senior school.   

The injury at work claim comprised loss of full-time salary and loss of promotion. The case was vigorously defended by the defendants Solicitors. She was surveyed continuously by the Defendants who served numerous DVDs and their medical expert alleged that she was malingering and there was no medical reason why she could not work full-time as a community nurse.

They ran an argument that her injury was responsible for no more than 6 months’ worth of pain and suffering. They also served unhelpful evidence from a colleague who stated she was unlikely to secure promotion. After a drawn out fight we eventually settled the case for £120,000 compensation just one week before trial. 

Tracey Benson is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in London.

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