Robert was working as a prison officer when he suffered a permanent shoulder injury while taking part in mandatory control and restraint training.
During the training exercise, Robert was playing the role of a violent prisoner and was being restrained by two of his colleagues. A colleague swiped Robert's legs causing him to fall, and two officers to fall on top of him. He suffered nerve damage and has been left with permanent numbness in his left shoulder and upper arm. He was also forced to retire after 30 years of working as a prison officer. Thompsons Solicitors successfully pursued a compensation claim on Robert's behalf.
Robert said: "I wasn’t physically able to do my job anymore and I was obviously very upset to have to retire after 30 years. I have permanent pain in my shoulder and occasionally I get sharp, stabbing pains too, which affects what I’m able to do day-to-day.
"Thompsons understood the financial uncertainty that I faced and worked hard to ensure I received compensation quickly, which meant I had peace of mind and could focus on my rehabilitation."