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A business man slips down a corridor next to a sign indicating a slippery surface

Serious accident at work case

Workplace trip injury case

A former nursery nurse has secured £1 million in compensation after a workplace trip transformed her from a highly mobile amputee to someone needing care.

The woman, who wears a prosthetic leg, required surgery after tripping on a rug at work.

She fractured her tibia and fibula bones during the fall and needed surgery. But, despite extensive rehabilitation, she has been unable to regain the same level of mobility using her prosthetic.

Her reduced mobility led to her being dismissed from her job and her mum now acts as her carer.

The woman turned to Thompsons Solicitors for legal advice and instructed the firm to investigate a claim.

The firm obtained medical advice from a range of experts – including an orthopaedic surgeon, a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, a psychologist and experts in care and accommodation.

In 2018, she secured £1 million in compensation with Thompsons Solicitors’ support – money that will help ensure her home is appropriately adapted to her physical needs and that she can access the care she needs.

“Before my accident I was extremely mobile and working, but the injuries I sustained during the fall have had a big impact on my life,” she said.

“Despite surgery, I’ve been left reliant on my mum and I’m no longer able to do a job I really enjoyed.”