January 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Our client sustained a personal injury at work and received £120,000 in compensation.
He was 60 years of age and working as a park warden. He was asked to go into the loft of the office. Our client then fell through the ceiling suffering personal injury at work including fractured vertebrae, fractured ribs and psychological distress.
The loft was partially boarded and poorly lit. Our client was unaware that the loft was only partially boarded. The edges were difficult to identify because they were partially hidden by loft insulation and as a consequence of the poor lighting.
His employers insurers admitted primary liability but argued that our client had contributed to the accident and sought to deduct 10% of his damages. We successfully argued against this and the insurers accepted full liability for the personal injury at work.
How did we do this?
We collected evidence to support the claim for personal injuries losses and expenses such as loss of earnings and care and assistance . Then we arranged rehabilitation experts to help our client to recover from his injuries and to get back to work.
The insurers put forward an offer of £75,000 to settle the claim. Following a period of negotiations our client accepted the sum of £120,000 for the personal injury at work, his losses and expenses.
Our client has not been able to return to work and therefore protected his entitlement to means test benefits through a personal injury trust.
If you have suffered a personal injury at work then please contact our personal injury specialists for advice.