At first I assumed that it was simply assumed that it was just another workplace fall and that it had hurt a little but nothing serious and simply shrugged it off thinking it was nothing. A little later though it was still hurting, and really hurting, having bashed my ribs on the stairs as I fell I began to feel increasing pains in my chest and was very short of breath. After a short time I had another fall, this one I remember rather less well as I had passed out and collapsed, I woke up the next day having had surgery for a collapsed lung.
It turns out the stairs were rather tougher than I thought and had managed to break three of my ribs that had then managed to crush my lung, not the most pleasant experience of my life and I had the extra pain of having to be off work for 6 weeks to recover and having nothing but my small amount of savings to fall back on. After a short time I realised this wasn’t going to be even nearly enough and that I needed to find money to compensate for my wages somewhere, after a little while a friend encouraged me to make a personal injury claim against my company. I had first been apprehensive as I thought that I would not be able to go back to work after claiming against the company I worked for but after thinking about it again I realised that it was money that I was owed. Not only was I owed this money, it was merely replacing the wages that I would have earned if I had been able to work.
After a quick trawl of the internet I managed to find an injury lawyer that offered No Win No Fee Compensation and had an incredibly high success rate. After a few phone calls and meetings with solicitors and then a period of waiting for offers I eventually had the money in my account and was able to stop living from my savings. Any fears that I had about starting back at work after my claim were unfounded and I found that people were more concerned that I was feeling better and the claim is yet to be mentioned at work.