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Compensation

A 37 year old woman received substainal compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being assaulted at work.

Roach Pittis Solicitor, Christopher Prew is a Principal Lawyer at Roach Pittis specialising in Personal Injury Law settlement value : over £100,000.00

What happened: 

Our client who was 32 at the time of the accident was at work when she was assaulted by a patient who had a chequered history. Our client had not been adequately trained, nor had she been provided with appropriate equipment (alarm). Our client suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which affected her ability to continue in her current employments.

Impact:

Our client needed inpatient treatment. We obtained an interim payment to allow some treatment to take place prior to final settlement.

How did Roach Pittis Help:

Although the Defendant employer admitted primary Liability significant issues arose in relation to the Quantum of the claim and the pre-existing issues.

We obtained expert medical evidence to show that all of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder arose as a result of the incident.

Decision:

£110,000.00 compensation was awarded to our client. The settlement in light of the potential arguments on Causation and Quantum was an excellent  outcome for our client, it enabled her to obtain the further treatment that she required.