Morrish Solicitors and Equity have recently secured substantial damages for a member who was injured at work.
David Birrell was blinded in his right eye when a blank-firing replica Colt 1851 Navy revolver he was using in an on-stage duel backfired.
The accident took place during a production of the Stephen Sondheim play ‘Passion’ at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, in October 2010.
David contacted his union Equity, who put him in touch with Morrish Solicitors, Equity’s legal experts in accident and injury claims, to represent him in his claim for compensation and that was secured in May this year.
David said: “Without the support, assistance and encouragement of Equity and Morrish Solicitors, I could never have hoped to fight this difficult, lengthy and complex case in the way we did had I not been a member. The positive outcome is down to the backing and security their involvement gave me.”
Although still receiving treatment for the injury, David has successfully returned to work and has recently played the lead role in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, a co-production between West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for their Autumn/Winter seasons.