While following a special needs student, our client (an ES member) fell on an uneven surface and sustained significant injuries to her right arm. As a result, she underwent four operations and endured a post-operative infection.
WorkSafe granted our client a serious injury certificate enabling her to sue her employer, but she wanted to settle her matter out of court. In a formal conference with the defendant, issues of liability arose as the defendant argued that she slipped on an unknown object for which her employer could not be held accountable.
We negotiated a fair and reasonable settlement, taking into account risks on both sides, ultimately securing a six-figure settlement.
Our client was also able to retain benefits already paid to her, including medical expenses, weekly payments and a lump sum payment. She returned to work in a reduced capacity, grateful that her matter settled without a day in court.