Do my injuries warrant a claim?
An electrician who slipped on a roof successfully claimed for personal injury
and consequential losses after contacting us.
Our client, a 32 year old male employed as an electrician was instructed to carry out works on the main roof of a college
. Whilst walking on the roof he slipped due to the thawing frost. As a result of this, our client damaged muscles
in his upper back and both shoulders.
Failure to inspect
We successfully argued that there was a failure to inspect the roof
and ensure it was hazard free, therefore exposing him to unnecessary risk of injury. This demonstrated a clear breach of Health and Safety Guidelines
Our client's employers eventually admitted they were at fault and the case was settled, awarding £3,000 in compensation
to our client.
Working around you
Our client in this case worked abroad for several weeks at a time. We understand people cannot always be available for communication
and therefore communicated via email where possible and scheduled medical examinations when the client was readily available.
The client stated we were excellent throughout, "I never thought I would have been successful in a claim for compensation due to the injuries I sustained. However, Simpson Millar LLP made everything possible
Top tips to take Home
- No work related injury is too small to consider
- Do not put yourself at risk just because you have been asked to undertake a certain task
- A good solicitor will work around you during the claim's process