Accident at work, worker was injured due to a fall from scaffolding when it became loose. A compensation claim by the accident solicitors who acted on behalf of the scaffolder who obtained £5500 compensation for the workplace accident. Injuries sustained soft tissue damage to ankle and wrenched back.
Accident at work compensation claim was made against an employer when a worker had a fallen off scaffolding which was caused by work equipment left in the workplace by another employee of the same employer.
The accident happened when the worker has approximately 25 foot off the ground. As he was to secure further scaffolding his foot came into contact with a heavy duty drill left on the floor, which caused him to trip, stumble and fall to the ground. As he did so, he twisted his ankle causing soft tissue injury and wrenched his back in the accident.
The accident at work left him with pain to his ankle and in his lower back. The worker was hospitalised for 1 day and was told by doctors to rest. When the worker returned to work after 3 weeks he was put on light duties for 4 weeks and returned to his pre-accident level of work within 8 weeks of the accident claim. The injured claimant fully recovered from his injuries within 12 months from the accident.
Following the accident at work, The Internal Health and Safety Department, made it clear to all employees of the company that the importance of ensuring that all work equipment is suitably stored away safely and to ensure all walkways are free from obstruction to reduce similar accident claims.
The accident at work solicitors obtained compensation for £5500 for the work related accident. The worker also received compensation for expenses and loss of earnings.
The accident at work solicitors acted on a NO WIN NO FEE agreement and recovered all legal costs off the insurance company. The worker received 100% compensation and 0% legal costs.