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Compensation Award for Residential Carer Injured At Work

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Our Personal Injury team acted recently on behalf of a residential carer who was injured at work.

The carer worked at a bungalow looking after adults with learning difficulties where the claimant said there was an issue with the flooring in both the shower room and bathroom.  Our client, Mrs C, slipped in the bathroom and jarred her shoulder on the bath.

Following the incident she was unable to sleep properly, could not drive, and needed help with shopping and household chores.  She was also compensated for her loss of enjoyment on a subsequent family holiday.  She decided to continue with the holiday for the benefit of her son, however was unable to use the facilities or go out walking as she was still suffering from her injuries.

A award of £5,375 was made after liability was admitted.

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