Damages paid for kindergarten worker's back injury

Damages paid for kindergarten worker's back injury

Redlich's Work Injury lawyers successfully resolved a claim only a few days out from hearing for a kindergarten worker who had originally injured her back in 1995 whilst lifting wooden planks to set up play areas for the children.

The first hurdle was overcome when the solicitors acting on behalf of the Defendant conceded at an early stage that she had brought her application within time. There are strict time limits in worker’s compensation cases and the necessary time frame in this case was that the worker had to have brought her application within three years of becoming aware of the serious nature of her injury.

The case due to be heard in the County Court was based on whether there was negligence on behalf of the employer that caused her injury and, in particular the degree to which the injury had impacted on the workers’ capacity for employment.

The negotiations were protracted but eventually Redlich's Work Injury Lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement for both pain and suffering and lost earnings damages that was fair and appropriate without the worker having to endure a protracted trial.

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