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: “Thompsons understood the financial uncertainty I faced after I was forced to retire following my accident. They worked in partnership with my trade union to ensure I was properly compensated, which meant I had peace of mind and could focus on my rehabilitation.”