BridgeMcFarlandSolicitors

Personal
Legal Services
More Information
Bridge McFarland can offer you practical, uncomplicated advice, support & guidance when you need it most. Whether it be an employment dispute, family advice, an accident or negligence, life planning or moving house, let us help you.
Business
Legal Services
More Information
Our commercial team in Lincoln, Hull, Market Rasen and Grimsby prides itself on its sound business sense, commercial insight, local knowledge and first class understanding of the relevant legal disciplines ranging from employment law, business contracts, dispute resolution to agriculture and property development. From company formation to sale, succession, dissolution or dispute resolution, you can trust our team to deliver first class service and results.
Photograph of Chris Gresswell-Green
Chris Gresswell-Green
Senior Solicitor
View Profile
Photograph of Janet Wilson
Janet Wilson
Senior Conveyancing Executive
View Profile
Photograph of Rob Ripley
Rob Ripley
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Lee Whiting
Lee Whiting
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Ian Sprakes
Ian Sprakes
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Leanne Keating
Leanne Keating
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Rob Ripley
Rob Ripley
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Chris Hubbard
Chris Hubbard
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Jacqui Johnson
Jacqui Johnson
Partner
View Profile
Home » Latest News » Bridge McFarland recover damages of £173,000 for prison officer who developed tennis elbow

Bridge McFarland recover damages of £173,000 for prison officer who developed tennis elbow

Bridge McFarland recover damages of £173,000 for prison officer who developed tennis elbow

Bridge McFarland recover damages of £173,000 for prison officer who developed tennis elbow following repetitive opening and closing of cell doors.

Bridge McFarland Solicitors have successfully recovered significant damages for a Norfolk based client whose prison career was ended following the development of tennis elbow due to continuous opening and closing of cell doors during the course of her employment.

She gradually developed symptoms in her elbows which required physiotherapy and subsequently surgical tendon release. Unfortunately the surgery was unsuccessful and she has been left with long term pain and stiffness in her elbows which restrict her everyday activities.

She retired from the prison force on ill health grounds due to her ongoing pain and requirement for surgery and has now changed jobs working in the probation service. She has therefore sustained a significant loss of earnings claim as she required extensive periods of time out of work following the surgery.

The Claimant also lost out on a lucrative pension with the prison service ended which has led to a significant pension loss claim.

The Claimant was successful after a three day liability trial in Sheffield in April 2017. The Claim was hotly contested in connection with liability and breach of statutory duty being disputed by the prison service throughout the claim.

The Judge found at trial that the Defendants had not minimised the risk of manual handling at work down to the lowest practical level and had also not risk assessed the task in question.

The claim ultimately settled for £173,000 inclusive of all heads of loss which has allowed the Claimant to purchase a property to provide her with long term security.