Our client was a welder who had just cut a large, heavy pipe with a colleague and had to move it back to where it was stored. The pipe had to be lifted onto some racking at shoulder height by both workers and as they were doing so, the pipe slipped and struck our client’s left arm. He sustained a deep laceration to his forearm, severing an artery and had to be airlifted to hospital for Emergency surgery. He suffered initial symptoms from his injuries for nearly 3 months following the Accident and was left with a long visible scar on his left forearm, along with difficulties with prolonged grip, cold sensitivity and aching in the left arm at the end of each day. We were able to recover personal injury compensation for him of £10,600.
A brief summary of events is set out below.
Date of Accident: June 2015
Time between formal instruction and successful conclusion: We took on the case in October 2015 and successfully settled it in May 2016.
How the claim proceeded: It was several months following the accident before our client instructed us to handle his claim and unsurprisingly when we first contacted his employer’s insurers they admitted liability straight away, also offering to cover the cost of any rehabilitation treatment he required. In order to identify any long term effects from the accident, his prognosis for recovery and be able to fully value his claim, we sought the opinion of a medical expert. By April 2016 we were in receipt of his detailed report, which enabled us to contact the insurers with a proposed financial settlement for our client. In May 2016 and following a brief period of negotiation, the insurers offered him the sum of £10,600 to settle the claim, which he was happy to accept.
Were Court proceedings necessary?: No.
Outcome: The client secured £9,000 for his injuries and £1,600 for his financial losses, including his loss of earnings for the 4 weeks following the accident and subsequent emergency surgery when he was unable to work.
Comment: The pipe which caused our client’s injury was being stored in a place much higher than it should have been for such a large, heavy item. If the employer had demonstrated a better health and safety regime on their premises, this accident would never have happened and our client would not have sustained potentially life threatening injuries, which required emergency hospital treatment. Breaching health & safety regulations on their premises left the employer clearly responsible and it is why they had to pay our client substantial compensation.
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