Our client, a physiotherapy technical instructor, needed two operations after her shoulder was dislocated when she fell after slipping on a wet patch in a corridor in the school where she worked.

The grandmother-of-two was unable to return to her job of 25 years and had to take early retirement because in her fall she grabbed a handrail, causing her left arm to dislocate.

Her arm was put in a sling for four weeks but she developed a frozen shoulder and needed keyhole surgery. Despite receiving extensive physiotherapy, her shoulder remains painful. Meaning that in addition to not being able to sleep properly or do some household chores, she could no longer work as a physiotherapy technical instructor.

She contacted her trade union, the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (CSP), and instructed Thompsons Solicitors to investigate a claim for compensation. An out of court settlement of £54,000 was secured her.

The CSP member said: “I was fit and active and enjoyed my work but this accident has seen me suffer immense pain during the last four years. I’ve had to give up my job and I can no longer raise my arm above head height. It is frustrating that this has happened all because someone didn’t put up a wet floor sign or clear up the spillage.”

“I was fit and active and enjoyed my work but this accident has seen me suffer immense pain during the last four years."

Trade union member