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Thompsons NI secures compensation for nurse

The expert personal injury solicitors at Thompsons NI have secured a compensation settlement for a staff nurse injured in an accident at work.

Our client is employed as a staff nurse on a ward set up to admit patients from A&E for a short time before they could be discharged. During the course of her employment, a patient was brought into the ward and became very aggressive. Shortly after being admitted, the patient violently head-butted our client.

As a result of the assault, the Plaintiff sustained an injury to her nose, black eyes, injury to her neck and right shoulder, head injury and suffered stress and anxiety.

The case against the employer

Thompsons NI specialist solicitors pursued a claim against the Healthcare Trust that employed our client.

Liability was denied by the Defendant Healthcare Trust on the basis that they could not have foreseen the actions of the patient. However, combined with expert medical evidence as to the extent of the client’s injuries, Thompsons NI argued that the patient had been aggressive in A&E and that our client should have been issued with a warning about this behaviour.

The personal injury experts at Thompsons NI initiated successful negotiations, resulting in an agreed settlement sum prior to the matter being listed for hearing.

Injured at work?

Thompsons NI is proud to stand up for anyone injured in a workplace accident and will secure the compensation you deserve in the shortest period of time. We’ve supported thousands of workers through personal injury claims and our team has decades of experience in providing professional legal advice and representation. If you’ve had an accident at work, get in touch with Thompsons NI today by calling 0800 138 6880 or completing our online claim form.