A former officer with the Royal Logistic Corps has won hip injury damages after an accident she suffered while taking part in a charity march with her colleagues. Laura Fermor was taking part in a fund-raising march along Hadrian’s Wall when she suffered an injury to her hip and subsequently experienced severe pain in both hips. The claimant went through a course of physiotherapy to help with movement but the pain continued. Ms Fermor was then deployed on a UN tour of duty in Cyprus where she states she had to continue using painkillers.
However, Ms Fermor eventually had to undergo double hip replacement surgery which effectively ended her career in the services. She will also have to undergo further surgery to replace the implants in around 10 to 15 years. Ms Fermor can no longer take part in activities like running which she previously enjoyed and chose to pursue compensation for her injuries. The MoD contested her claim for the right hip injury as they stated it was not ‘service attributable’. However, both injuries occurred at the same time leading Ms Fermor to pursue the claim for both hips. The claimant won a five figure sum for her injuries at work.
Compensation for injuries at work
No matter where you work, you have the right to personal safety. If you are put at risk in any way and you suffer an injury as a result, you could also make a claim for hip injury damages like the compensation won by this claimant. The Health and Safety Act states that all employers must conduct risk assessments in order to control potential hazards in the workplace. This means that the risk of injury or ill health is minimised. However, if you have fallen ill because of workplace negligence or you have suffered an injury at work, you may be able to claim compensation to help you with any financial repercussions.
Accident at work claims
Accident Advice Helpline specialise in personal injury claims and can help you to obtain the evidence you need to support your claim. If you have suffered an injury that was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation which can help with loss of wages and your pain and suffering. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline for no-obligation advice or fill out our 30-second test online and we will get back to you.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown