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£33,723 compensation awarded following accident at work

A 39 year old County Administrator from Baxenden was injured during the course of her employment at a Scout campsite. 

She already suffered from hip problems, and had complained to her employers that the uneven and slippery cobbled area and step leading to the door was unsafe.  In January 2011 the cobbled area was particularly slippy which caused her to fall.  As a result of the fall she sustained a hip injury which prevented a full recovery from the previous hip injury.  The further trauma meant that she required an operation, which was performed in June 2011. 

She approached Peter Dugdale in order to make a claim for compensation against her employers.  A medical expert instructed by Mr Dugdale confirmed that as a result of the fall she had suffered a soft tissue injury to her back, and had torn the labrum in her left hip.  This left her with shooting pains in her legs which required medication, she suffered constant pain in the left side of her groin, an aching discomfort in her thigh and intermittent swelling to her left foot.  She required the use of a stick to aid her walking.  The expert concluded that whilst she would have had problems to the original injury, the second accident had caused the symptoms to occur 4-5 years earlier than they would have. 

Her employers finished her contract of employment in April 2012 and since that date she had struggled to find suitable work.  She was therefore in receipt of Industrial Injuries Disability benefit.  Mr Dugdale was able to settle her claim and she was awarded £33,723.29 in compensation.