For everyone Tripping hazard leads to nerve damage

  • 6 Apr 2022

Personal injury firm Adviceline Injury Lawyers has relaunched as a workplace injury specialist – Redlich’s Work Injury Lawyers.

Redlich’s recently settled a common law claim for a teacher injured when she tripped and fell on an old, raised stormwater drain on school premises. The teacher suffered a fractured elbow during her fall, which required surgery. Unfortunately, she was left with a nerve injury post-operation. Subsequent to the accident, the school painted warning lines in yellow paint around the drain, along with several other tripping hazards on the school premises. 

Despite returning to work with minimal ongoing restrictions on her duties, we were able to secure the teacher $90,000 in compensation for the pain and suffering caused by her injury, in addition to the $18,000 she had previously been awarded under the impairment benefit scheme.

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