Accident at Work Case
Craig Lewis secured more than £12,000 in compensation following an accident at work, which has left him with long term back injuries.
On the day of the accident, Craig had set up a media room for a conference and was waiting for someone to arrive so he could show them how to use the equipment. He sat in a colleague’s chair and leant against the backrest in the normal way. The spine of the backrest snapped, which caused him to suddenly fall backwards. The broken spine of the chair impacted with his spine.
Craig said: "Following the accident, I was off work for over three months; I couldn't walk. At first I didn't appreciate how serious the injury was. I had no idea who to turn to, but then I spoke to UNISON and my union rep helped tremendously. He introduced me to Thompsons so I could take advantage of the free legal help scheme. I'm so glad I did!
"Thompsons were so professional and patient with me. I have no experience of the law so it was very daunting. They listened to me all the way through and were fantastic.
"Following an MRI scan, I've been told that I have "mechanical" back – a condition which is likely to be problematic in the long term, but especially if I carry on doing work that involves lifting and carrying. From the start, Thompsons pressed for the right level of compensation, which included getting the right medical evidence to support my claim. I can't recommend them highly enough.”
"Thompsons were so professional and patient with me. I have no experience of the law so it was very daunting. They listened to me all the way through and were fantastic."