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14 April 2016
A worker who suffered severe and debilitating pain as a result of lifting boxes in the workplace was awarded £130,000 in damages.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Matthew Tomlinson is a senior personal injury solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Sheffield.
What Happened: Our client was lifting and moving large number of heavy and awkward cardboard boxes at work and sustained an injury to her right shoulder and neck.
Impact: Our client was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – severe and debilitating pain – and, as a result, surgery was required.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Although the defendants accepted responsibility, they disputed the circumstances that led to the accident. We guided our client through the litigation process and obtained medical reports from experts in order to reach a settlement with the defendants.
Decision: The global sum of £130,000 was reached before trial.
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