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My office was in the local court building and as I was going down the stairs I slipped on some water and fell

My office was in the local court building and as I was going down the stairs I slipped on some water and fell

At the time of my accident I was working as a Social Worker. My office was in the local court building and as I was going down the stairs I slipped on some water and fell.

The stairs had recently been cleaned making them hazardous but there wasn’t a sign warning people. A security guard witnessed the accident and came to my aid but was unable to catch me in time. I sustained an injury to my right wrist and leg.

At first my injuries didn’t appear too serious. I suffered a lot of bruising but was told I hadn’t fractured any bones. Over the following weeks my leg healed, however I noticed that the pain in my wrist was becoming more severe and persistent. I found that simple everyday tasks such as driving, typing, cleaning and caring for myself became more difficult. Thankfully I had the support of my husband who was able to help me.

I spoke with my Doctor and I tried a course of Physiotherapy but that didn’t appear to help as the pain became more intense. Eventually I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Although encouraged by my family and Doctor, I was reluctant to seek legal advice at first. However as I became to realise that the pain was not going to go away and would leave me with a permanent disability, I decided to contact Stamp, Jackson and Proctor, having heard their advertisement on the radio.

I called and explained my circumstances and they were willing to take on my case. I found the team at Stamp, Jackson and Procter were very approachable and supportive. They kept in regular contact and informed me of all proceedings. I was very pleased when liability was admitted and the case was settled.

The fall I had was life-changing both for me and my family. I did return to work after the fall but due to the pain I had to reduce my hours which meant a reduction in my salary. Now, thanks to the settlement as well as the disability allowance I receive, I am able to stop working without the financial worries.

I would definitely recommend Stamp, Jackson and Procter to anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances, their service is very good.

Simon Burgess

Please contact Simon Burgess on 01482 316740 or email stb@sjplaw.co.uk.

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