Lady Solicitor Personal Injury Claim Lady Justice Old Bailer

Residential home worker wins compensation for wrist injury

Ms S was injured by a resident at a private residential home in Burton on Trent where she worked. She suffered a nasty injury to her hand and wrist when the resident, who was known to have violent outbursts, grabbed her thumb and twisted it. Ms S had only been working at the home for a short period of time and had not received any training at all.

The injuries were so bad she needed an operation. Unfortunately, this led to severe complications and she was unable to return to work at the home.

Ms S, who is from Derby, instructed us to make a personal injury compensation claim. We alleged that the Defendants had failed in their duty of care as her employers. Following an exchange of correspondence and lengthy investigations, liability for the accident was admitted, paving the way for an out of court compensation settlement.

Ms S was initially offered a fairly modest sum of compensation, but we advised her against accepting such low offers. Following extensive negotiations the claim ultimately settled for a net figure of £15,000.00, which Ms Smith received in full, without any deductions or charges. On top of this, the home also repaid the state benefits Ms S had received during the course of the claim, bringing the total compensation package to over £23,000, gross.