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Woman trip slip and fall

We’re continuing to work with our partners, Thompsons Solicitors, to keep you safe, get you justice and be there to help.

We helped a member get redress when she was left with serious knee injuries after being injured at work.

The member, a Special Educational Needs Coordinator from the West Midlands, was left with ongoing knee injuries after tripping over a plastic storage box which had been left beside a classroom door.

She fell to the floor and had to be taken to hospital, suffering from excruciating pain.

Her injuries were so significant that she was unable to drive for three months and was unable to return to work for four months. Her symptoms continued and she underwent an MRI scan and had to undergo various treatments, including an injection and physiotherapy.

Following her ordeal the member contacted us and we put her in touch with our workplace injury law firm, Thompsons Solicitors.  

Thompsons brought a claim for compensation against her employer. The legal team argued that had the route into the classroom been kept clear of obstructions her injuries could have been prevented.

Her employer admitted liability, initially offering a settlement of £7,500. Following further investigations and negotiations, her legal team were able to secure a £15,000 compensation package that more fairly reflected her injuries and losses. 

The member explained the difference the compensation has made to her life, saying: “I am very grateful for all the support and work that Thompsons Solicitors gave me during this whole process.  They had my best interests at heart and ensured I received the best care during my recovery for my physical injury and my mental health. 

“Gaining compensation for my injury was only viable due to the support from the NASUWT and the advice given to me during my initial phone call. The union's support is invaluable.

Legal cover is just one of the benefits of your NASUWT membership.
Members keep 100% any compensation secured, with no deduction of legal fees.
You have access to full free legal advice and representation through our expert partners, Thompsons Solicitors.
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