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12 July 2016
Damages were awarded to the employee of a cruise line when a workplace accident resulted in injuries and a loss of earnings when they fell down badly lit stairs.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Sharon Rowles is a personal injury litigation executive who specialises in travel related claims.
What Happened: Our client was working on board a cruise ship. She was descending a set of steps when the lighting system failed in the staff area of the ship. She lost her footing and fell.
Impact: Our client suffered soft tissue injuries, which rendered her incapable of working during her recovery and she suffered a loss of earnings.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Our client was understandably nervous about bringing a claim against her employer.
Slater and Gordon assisted by reassuring and guiding her through the process as efficiently as possible. All associated losses were recovered as part of the settlement and our client has confirmed that she is delighted with the outcome.
Decision: Following a two-year legal case, a settlement of £3750 was awarded.
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