Our client was involved in an accident at his place of work in February 2012. He was employed on an agency basis, working in a factory undertaking metal engineering work. Whilst he was working at height from a tall ladder, the ladder slipped away from under him causing him to fall to the ground shattering his left ankle, tibia and fibula.
Liability for the accident was admitted by our client’s employer. We relied upon the medical reports of an Orthopaedic Consultant to fully assess his injuries and provide a prognosis on his recovery. Our client’s injuries resolved in line with the medical report and around 18 months post-surgery he felt he had made strong progress. Our client was advised that he would not be able to play sports again and he would find any type of heavy or labouring work difficult in the future.
Court proceedings were then issued. Our client was claiming for his injuries, along with his out of pocket expenses and his loss of earnings following his accident. Our client felt that given his injuries would prevent him from doing any heavy work and he would not have the same opportunities on the open labour market.
Our client’s employer had ultimately failed in their duty to maintain the safety of the workplace, especially with regards to protecting their employees working at height.
Express Solicitors sought initial interim payments for our Client, obtaining in total the sums of £19,000 and thanks to the hard work of Associate Solicitor,cRobert Weeden. The case settled for the sum of £150,000 despite an initial offer of only £100,000.
If you have suffered from injuries due to an accident at work that was through no fault of your own you may be entitled to financial compensation. For free legal advice from a specialist Employer’s Liability solicitor, and help with making your claim call Express Solicitors on 0161 904 4660.