Margaret Fulton came to Thompsons after suffering a fall at work. She works for the NHS as an Auxiliary Nurse. Mrs Fulton suffered serious injuries to her shoulder and knee after falling against a sink whilst caring for patients. Her fall had been caused by another member of staff leaving a television set in front of the sink thus causing a trip hazard.
As a trade union member Mrs Fulton was entitled to the best legal advice from dedicated personal injury lawyers at Thompsons Solicitors. Specialist lawyers pointed out to NHS bosses that they were in clear breach of health and safety regulation and at this time they sought to settle Mrs Fulton’s case. Their initial offer was rejected but after more negotiations with Thompsons Mrs Fulton was awarded £9,200.
Speaking about the experience Mrs Fulton said “Its was a completely avoidable accident that should never have happened had the NHS followed the proper procedures. I’m so glad Thompsons legal cover came with my union membership. They did a grand job and I was kept up to date all the time.
Anne Marie Harbison from Thompsons said “Mrs Fulton was such a nice person it was a real pleasure to help her. We managed to get this whole business sorted out very quickly and its yet another example of the benefits of being a trade union member”