Examples of Accident at Work Cases
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Below are a few of the many successful Accident at Work (Employers’ Liability) cases dealt with by our Personal Injury Solicitors, showing the amounts of compensation awarded. To see other types of claims such as Road Traffic Accidents, see Examples of Personal Injury Claim Cases.
Accident at Work Claim Cases
£400,000 Compensation after Ladder Accident at Work
Our client was working on a ladder when a co-worker caused the ladder to flip over and hit him on the head. His head injuries included post-concussion syndrome. After the accident he found it very hard to perform his role as a manager, and he had to give up his job.
£300,000 Compensation, Settlement Increased by £215,000
Mr H had an accident at work when he slipped on ice. The insurers for his employer offered £85,000 compensation, alleging that he was exaggerating and was fit to return to his job; which was vigorously disputed. The claim was settled with our client being awarded £300,000 compensation.
£150,000 Compensation for Ladder Accident at Work
Our client was required to use a ladder to carry out a task at work. The ladder slipped causing him to fall onto the factory floor damaging his ankle. He had x-rays and his foot was put in plaster. After having surgery for a ligament repair his foot was put in plaster again. He suffered a blood blister which became infected and required further surgery. He then had rehabilitation and physiotherapy but a CT scan later showed the possibility of an ongoing infection, so another surgical procedure was required. His employer admitted liability for the accident as the rubber feet on the ladder were missing. We secured an Interim Payment of £10,000 for our client as he had not been able to work for some time. The case eventually settled with our client receiving a total compensation settlement of £150,000.
£100,000 Compensation for Accident at Work
Our client, a delivery driver, was securing the load on his truck when a strap snapped and hit him in the face. He fractured an eye socket which required surgery. After the surgery he suffered on-going problems with his vision and endured pain and headaches. As a result of the accident, he could no longer drive an HGV and had to accept work with lower earnings. His employer admitted liability for the accident but through their Solicitor disputed the value of the claim. Once we had the medical evidence in-hand we negotiated a £100,000 compensation settlement for our client.
£75,000 Compensation, Settlement Increased by £73,750
Mr N was injured in the course of his employment. A medical report was prepared by the Consultant nominated by the insurers for the other side (employer). Following receipt of the report, the insurers offered £1,250 compensation. We objected to the conclusions of the Consultant and obtained reports from a Medical Consultant nominated by our Solicitors. The case was settled for £75,000 compensation one week before the case went to Trial.
£50,000 for Accident at Work, Compensation Increased by £15,000
Mr B sustained an eye injury in the course of his work. The insurers for his employer denied liability (fault). Court proceedings were instituted and liability continued to be denied. An offer was made of £35,000 compensation but this was rejected. Our client Mr B received £50,000 compensation.
£45,500 Compensation, Settlement Increased by £39,500
Mr K was involved in an workplace accident. The insurers for his employer offered £6,000 compensation. They then increased the offer to £10,000 which was withdrawn upon our declaring that we were going to obtain a report from an Employment Consultant. After we started legal proceedings the case was settled for £45,500 compensation.
£25,000 Compensation after Allegation of Partial Fault was Defeated
Mrs A was employed as a Passenger Assistant and suffered injury to her back due to the seating arrangements. It was alleged by her employer that she was 25% at fault for her injury. However, following our legal representations, this allegation was withdrawn. Our client Mrs A then received £25,000 compensation.
£11,000 Compensation for Hand Injury, Settlement Increased by £9,500
Mr W was injured in an accident at work when his hand came into contact with machinery. The insurers for the employer made a compensation offer of £1,500 which was rejected. Our Personal Injury Solicitors put a counter-proposal of £11,000 which was also rejected with the comment: "We are clearly miles apart in the valuation of your client's damages." We settled this case with our client being awarded £11,000 compensation.
£8,000 Compensation for Facial Laceration, Settlement Increased by £6,000
Mr M was moving a sheet of glass at work when it shattered. He received a laceration to his forehead and was left with a scar. The claim was settled for £8,000 compensation after the first offer of £2,000 was rejected.
£5,175 Compensation for Hernia
Mr O sustained a hernia in the course of his work, when removing a door from the roof rack of a van. The employers insurers repeatedly denied liability (fault).
Following our representations they acknowledged fault, but did not accept that the injury was caused at work. They then made an offer of £3,000 compensation with the comment that if not accepted then the offer would be withdrawn. The offer was rejected. Our client received £5,175 compensation.
£4,800 Compensation for Accident at Work due to Falling Ladder
Mrs C suffered injury in a workplace accident when a ladder fell on her; where she was responsible for Health & Safety. Liability was denied. Fault was subsequently conceded with an allegation of contributory negligence at 50%. This was then reduced to 40%, and ultimately to 25%. Our client was awarded £4,800 compensation.
£4,500 Compensation for Hernia
Mr B suffered an accident at work whilst lifting/dragging a piece of equipment; such that he sustained a hernia for which he underwent surgery.
Liability was repeatedly denied on the basis that Mr B was in charge of the site, there were alternative methods available to him, it was he who selected the equipment, the equipment was appropriate and it had been used for many years without any problems. We pressed on with the claim and, following our detailed representations, a first offer was made of £3,100. Our client received £4,500 compensation.
To see other types of cases we've dealt with see Examples of Injury Claims.
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