We secured £13,000 in compensation for our client, Andrew Eurich, whose career was ended after he was assaulted at work.
At the time of the incident, Andrew was working as a nursing assistant at a child and adolescent mental health service unit.
He and a colleague were escorting a service user down a corridor when the service user barged into him with force, resulting in Andrew falling into a fire door and tearing the cartilage in his lower back.
Andrew had a total of five months off work within a year of the incident because his injury limited him from doing any manual handling. He ultimately retired on medical grounds because he was unable to carry on in his job.
He said: “I don’t blame the patient for what happened to me, but I am very upset that it has ended my career. I had worked at the care home for seven years and thoroughly enjoyed my job, but I became physically incapable of carrying out the tasks that were required of me.
“I will need to be on pain killers for the rest of my life, and cannot carry out heavy duty or even light duty lifting.”