More than £13,000 has been awarded in injury compensation after an NHS Foundation Trust worker was attacked at work.
Andrew Eurich and a colleague were escorting a patient down a corridor using standard restraint techniques when the patient barged into him with force, resulting in Andrew falling into a fire door and tearing the cartilage in his lower back.
Mr Eurich was taken to hospital for immediate treatment, and despite physiotherapy and acupuncture treatments, Mr Eurich’s pain continues requiring on-going injections to help alleviate his symptoms.
Because his injury limited him from doing any manual handling, he was not capable of doing his job and had to retire on medical grounds.
Mr Eurich said: “I don’t blame the patient for what happened to me, but I am very upset that it has ended my career. I had worked at the care home for seven years and thoroughly enjoyed my job, but I became physically incapable of carrying out the tasks that were required of me.”