About a year ago I got a phone call from my friend Anna who told me she’d broken her ankle. After a short spell of sympathy I soon began to laugh… Anna is perhaps the clumsiest person I’ve met, and it was inevitable that she would break something one day!
But she grumpily told me that on that occasion, it wasn’t her fault. Someone had left a load of cables trailing from a computer across her path in the office without any warning sign, and she hadn’t seen the cables and tripped over them. Her ankle cockled and she fell down on it heavily, resulting in a trip to hospital and a plaster cast.
I told her then that she could be entitled to some compensation from her office, but she just shrugged and said it didn’t matter. Eventually her ankle healed, her pot was removed and she went back to work with only a slight limp.
The problem is, Anna’s had problems with her ankle ever since. She can’t walk long distances without any pain, she sometimes wakes at night because her ankle is stiff and sore, and there’s just no chance of her doing the aerobics classes she used to love. There’s no doubt that her quality of life is affected by this niggling pain. She sees a physiotherapist once a month which helps a little, but she could do with going a lot more. Sadly, she just can’t afford it.
So I put my foot down and I told her I’d do some research into a solicitor who could help her get compensation for her accident, which would pay for the physio needed to get her ankle back to normal.
I came across Edwards Hoyle solicitors who specialise in personal injury claims. Sure, any solicitor can help you claim compensation for an injury at work, but since that’s the one thing Edward Hoyle focus on, it’s obvious that they’re going to be good at it! In fact they’re so confident of their expertise that they promise not to charge any fees if they lose the case.
Anna got in touch with them and she’s certain that she’ll get compensation for her injury. She’ll be grateful for the money to help her recovery, but she also thinks it’s important that her employer is made more aware of the risks that can occur at work, which can only benefit all the staff that work there!