A further medical examination was arranged by the Injuries Board in order to obtain an up to date medical opinion. Several months later the Injuries Board were able to assess all medical evidence and the case settled and the client was happy.
Accident at Work Case
Alison worked as a checkout assistant in a major Dublin supermarket. One morning she was walking to the canteen when suddenly and without warning she slipped on a wet floor. There were no warning signs in place and she landed very heavily on her wrist. She attended Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and was told that she had sustained a nasty sprain.
Alison contacted Rogers Solicitors and she called into the office and spoke with one of the team. A letter was sent to the supermarket, however their insurers denied all responsibility for the accident, much to Alison’s annoyance.
We obtained a doctors report and the case was submitted with the Injuries Board as normal. In this case the insurers would not allow the Board to assess the value of the case as they were of the view that they were not to blame for this accident.
The Injuries Board therefore could not deal with the case and we were granted permission to start Court proceedings. We instructed a Barrister to help to start the Court process. Six months later the case settled after the insurers realised that Alison’s case was strong and they knew that it would be best to settle the case rather than going to Court. Alison was delighted that the case settled and that she did not have to attend Court.
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