Our client, Joe, was crushed by a hydraulic lift against a machine frame at work because safety equipment failed.
He suffered life-threatening damage to his heart, liver, kidneys and multiple major internal injuries. His lumber spine was fractured in numerous places and his pelvis was shattered. He lost his right leg and other limbs are permanently compromised. Joe spent 11 months in hospital, initially in a medically induced coma, fighting for his life and undergoing numerous operations.
Joe’s family made an appointment to see Thompsons while he was in the medically induced coma, and our early involvement proved critical in getting the best help for Joe, quickly.
Joe said: “My solicitor was able to arrange interim payments which made life much easier at a very difficult time for me and my family. This empowered me to get the right housing, the best equipment available and the right level of professional care and treatment when I most needed it.
“Perhaps the most important thing about having Thompsons’ professional help was that my compensation ultimately provided the finance to enable me to achieve a high level of independence and take back control of my life. I now live in my own home and am able to have a personal assistant who has worked with me tirelessly to support my recovery and independence. This would simply not have been possible in the same way had financial constraints meant my future life was destined to be in a nursing home.
“I cannot recommend Thompsons highly enough – they really know what they are doing and were there for me whenever I needed them.”