Latvian worker receives compensation with help from Sintons


A migrant worker from Latvia secured compensation of over £8,000 after suffering a chemical burn at work.

Signija Medejse was only 17 when she sustained a nasty injury while working in Barnstaple, Devon.

Although initial medical investigations suggested her scar would fade in a short time, that did not turn out to be the case. While further medical tests were recommended, Miss Medejse wanted to return to her home country, so turned to law firm Sintons for support in how to proceed.

After liaising with her employer on Miss Medejse’s behalf, they made an offer of £8,250, which was accepted and meant that Miss Medejse did not have to return to the UK for further medical tests.

Angela Parkinson, senior litigator in the Personal Injury department at Newcastle law firm Sintons, handled the case on behalf of Miss Medejse.

The team handles cases from around the UK and has been named as one of the best personal injury departments in the country by both the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.

Angela said: “Our client suffered a nasty injury at work, but given the fact she wanted to return home, she did not have time for the usual comprehensive medical investigations to be carried out. For that reason, we had to approach her employer for their ‘best offer’ – but even that exceeded the expectations we had for a settlement.

“Mis Medejse was extremely pleased with the settlement, and particularly that the case was settled without the need for her to return to the UK for further medical reports. The experience and expertise we have here at Sintons meant that we were able to conclude this matter quickly for our client, securing the result she wanted in the process.”


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