Man Claims Over £19m in Damages After Accident at Work

Author:
Caroline Fox
Partner, Serious Injury Claims
Date:
03/08/2022

We are helping a man who was injured during the course of his work when he was knocked into a hole because he was not provided with appropriate equipment to safely complete his job.

The employer also failed to make sure our client had sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out the task safely and various other health and safety failures.

Our client sustained a serious brain injury which will affect him for the rest of his life. He has uncontrolled epilepsy, which therefore means that the injury is life threatening.

We have been instructed to make a claim to pay for all of his care, rehabilitation and aids and equipment needs, that will be required for the rest of his life. The claim will also fund the purchase of an adapted home.

How we Helped

The Defendant denied liability (fault) for the accident therefore we commenced Court proceedings at the earliest opportunity. We obtained the necessary evidence to support our client’s case and exchanged it with the Defendant’s evidence. It was clear that the Court would prefer the Claimant’s evidence.    

We arranged for our client to see a consultant Neurologist, Neuropsychologist and various other experts who all compiled reports about his injuries and made recommendations for his rehabilitation and support. As a result, we submitted a damages claim of over £19 million, which would stand unless our client’s health deteriorated and he developed Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. If he did develop these issues, he would be entitled to go back to court and claim for more.

Conclusion

Shortly before the trial on liability started, our client’s employers accepted liability for his accident, however they are challenging the amounts claimed and this part of the case is yet to be fully resolved. We have however secured an interim payment for our client to help them with their expenses and treatment so far.

If you have been injured in an accident at work our team of Personal Injury Solicitors can advise you and help you get the support you need. We can liaise with your employer and their insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve. Get in touch today.

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