Sintons secures settlement following workplace injury
The man was injured while working near to a tractor reversing with a trailer, which shed part of its load of crates, some of which struck him on his head and shoulders.
He sustained an array of injuries, including a concussion, which left him with pain, dizziness, memory impairment and headaches for as long as eight months after the incident in September 2018.
He also sustained a soft tissue injury to his right shoulder and to both knees – caused when he fell through the impact of the crates.
As a result of his head injury he experienced tinnitus, which was to remain permanent which affected his sleep and by extension his ability to concentrate at work and therefore he was left disadvantaged on the open labour market.
As a result of his tinnitus, the man required tinnitus retraining therapy.
Furthermore, he was diagnosed with adjustment disorder, with mixed anxiety and depressed mood, after the incident.
The Polish claimant turned to law firm Sintons for support in securing a settlement from his employer.
As well as being a leading serious injury firm nationally – which recently won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Northern Law Awards 2022 – it has an in-house Polish team to deliver a bespoke service of the highest standards to Polish-speaking clients.
Associate David Knipe, a serious injury specialist with more than 20 years’ experience, supported the claimant who said: “I highly recommend Sintons.
“The case lasted a long time, as it required many medical reports plus it spanned the COVID pandemic, but thanks to the reliability and great commitment of my lawyer David Knipe and his colleagues, it was successful.
“I am very satisfied and grateful for the help. I will recommend Sintons to my friends if ever they need a lawyer. Thank you.”
David Knipe added: “This was a very distressing situation for our client, who was injured through no fault of his own while doing his job. He sustained an array of physical and psychological injuries, some of which continue to cause problems years on from the incident.
“We are very pleased to have secured a bespoke settlement package to include the costs of specialist treatment to help him to move on with his life.
“At Sintons, we are absolutely committed to securing the best possible outcome for every client and their unique situation, and we fight hard to achieve that.
“Through our Polish team, we can offer a very personal service to clients for whom English may not be their first language, helping to remove barriers that may exist in them accessing the justice they deserve.
“We wish our client all the very best for the future.”