Lifting Injury At Work – Cleaner – £4000 Lower Back

Accident At work Compensation Claim Example

Accident in the workplace, worker injured when a cleaner strained her back as she was lifting a heavy bin.  A compensation claim by the accident solicitors who acted on behalf of an employee obtained £4000 compensation for an accident at work, injuries sustained to lower back. The accident at work solicitors acted for the worker under a no win no fee agreement.

Accident at work was due to a cleaner emptying bins.  Whilst this was routine unfortunatley an employee of the company decided to deposit heavy waste material in a bin which was designed for routine paper and general waste.

Later in the evening as the cleaner began to clean the building in the usual way.  As she came to lift a bin, she hurt her lower back as the weight took her by surprise.  She strained her lower back and she suffered personal injury.

The cleaner went to accident and emergency to get her back checked over by a doctor. The doctor advised her to stay off work and rest it as much as possible. She was given painkillers to ease the pain. She was off work for 2 weeks and made a full recovery from the injury within 16 months.  She was unable to lift heavy object for a period of 4 – 5 months following the work accident.

Her employers admitted fault following a letter of claim sent by her accident solicitors.  Her employers also issued the cleaners with a trolly to put rubbish or other heavy objects into it to avoid similar accidents.  Employees were also trained in manual handling health and safety techniques.

Accident at work solicitors obtained compensation for £4000 for the work injury at work.. The worker also received compensation for expenses and loss of earnings.

The work accident claim solicitors acted on a NO WIN NO FEE agreement and recovered all legal costs from the insurance company. The worker received 100% compensation for his injuries and 0% legal costs.