Accident at work compensation claim example:
Accident in the workplace, a worker injured due his fingers being trapped as the corridor doors slammed into them. A compensation claim by the accident solicitors who acted on behalf of an employee obtained £4000. Injuries crush injury to fingers to the distal phalanges of his ring and middle fingers.
The accident at work claim was made when a worker was walking through a corridoor in work. Another employee opened the door which slammed shut due to a faulty closure failing to control the closing timing of the door. The affected finger injuries were to his distal phalanges of his ring and middle fingers.
The injured worker went to accident and emergency hospital to see if there was a fracture to his fingers. The x-ray results showed crushing injuries to two of his fingers.
The injured worker was unable to work for eight weeks and required care and assistance for the same duration with dressing, personal hygiene, cooking and domestic chores. The injured worker had taken pain killers to reduce the pain.
He returned to his pre-accident level of work 3 months after the accident however, he experienced residual aches from time to time.
The health and safety department realised that there was a faulty safety door closure to stop the door from slamming. They have now ensured all doors in the workplace are fitted with these mechanisms to prevent similar accidents happening again.
Accident at work solicitors obtained compensation for £4000 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.