Carrs Solicitors win back injury compensation claim for claimant

Carrs Solicitors have recently recovered £7,250 in compensation for an accident at work which led to 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 accident at work and workplace personal injury compensation claims.

Carrs Solicitors took the home to court on a no win no fee basis and 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.

Contact Carrs Solicitors or call us at 0800 587 0746 if you want to make an injury at work claim, you can get professional legal advice from our accident at work solicitors in Bolton.