Teacher Accident at Work Claim
The claimant, a 31 year old trainee teacher, was on a team building day with other teaching staff from her school. One of the activities was undertaken on a trampoline and it was during this activity that the victim sustained a spinal injury.
The trampoline injury caused a lot of pain and distress. The client also developed a significant somatoform disorder and chronic pain which led to more than 12 months of extensive psychological treatment
Worldwide trampoline experts were required to help prepare for trial. There were ten witnesses which were also called upon. Liability by the council for failing to control the activity was only settled days before the trial was due to commence.
As well as the physical and psychological effects of the incident, the accident at work victim is now unable to become a teacher, a career she was training for at the time of the accident. Complex schedule of loss calculations were undertaken including future loss of earnings and pension payments.
Around £200,000 was awarded to the victim once an agreement was met.