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Home > News > Personal Injury News

2 May 2007

Accident at Work Compensation Success

The claimant was employed by the council as a driver. The claimant was required to collect elderly and disabled clients and then transport them to a day care centre.

The claimant's accident occurred whilst she was at the house of a disabled client that required the use of a wheelchair.

Our client needed to manoeuvre the wheelchair down a wooden ramp in order to get to the vehicle and as she was doing this the ramp crumbled beneath her feet causing the claimant to fall.

As a result of the accident the client sustained injuries to her left ankle, left leg and hip.

Unsafe Work Equipment

The ramp was not the possession of the defendant as it had been installed by the NHS a number of years beforehand however they owed no duty to maintain it. The ramp had however been risk assessed by the defendants.

The judge ruled that the ramp was work equipment as the claimant used the ramp at work and as the defendants had completed a risk assessment and declared it safe to use.

The judge decided that the ramp could not have been safe to use as it crumbled when the client stood on it and found the defendants liable for the accident.

Compensation Claim

Clear Answers' solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid accident claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

If you or a member of your family has been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own contact Clear Answers accident at work solicitors on 0800 783 9019 or alternatively fill out one of our online compensation claim forms.

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