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Home > News > Work accident compensation claim for stock handler

22nd March 2010

Work accident compensation claim for stock handler

Our client in this work accident compensation claim had suffered an injury when she slipped and fell during the course of her work. At the time of the work accident, she had been moving stock on a carousel, which required her to stand on a platform. The edge of the platform was chipped and broken and as she moved the stock around, she slipped on the edge of the platform and fell several feet to the floor below.

Work injury following fall from height

Although our client had fallen from a height of just a few feet, the unexpected fall caused her to land awkwardly, twisting and injuring her knee. Her knee immediately became swollen and painful and she was taken to hospital for x-rays.

At that time, she was advised that there was no fracture. She was signed off work by her GP and told to rest. However, the swelling and pain continued and she was referred for further x-rays and physiotherapy.

When her condition did not improve, our client was advised to take an MRI scan which identified that she had actually suffered tears to her knee, and she underwent surgery to correct the damage.

Long-term impact of accident at work

Although our client has returned to work, she finds it difficult to work for long periods as her job requires her to stand for most of the day. Since her accident at work, she has been unable to take advantage of substantial overtime working and this has had a significant impact on her earnings.

In her home and social life, our client continues to suffer pain, swelling and restriction and can only walk for a short period. Driving is also limited to about 30 minutes. She is unable to easily carry out household tasks and has to rely extensively on her husband for help in this area.

Liability admitted for accident at work

Our specialist work accident compensation lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings. Although the defendant had admitted liability for our client’s injury at work, their insurer had refused to offer an acceptable level of work accident compensation.

However, before the trial date, we were able to negotiate an acceptable sum in work accident compensation, which included a sum for loss of future earnings. Our client kept 100% of her compensation and making an accident at work compensation claim had been cost-free.

Making a work accident compensation claim

Clear Answers has extensive experience in all types of work accident compensation claims, including those that sadly result in a fatality. Whether an accident at work was due to negligence on the part of an employer, or some other cause, Clear Answers’ lawyers have teams of specialists waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your accident compensation claim.

Clear Answers' solicitors will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, and our specialist personal injury lawyers will talk you through the claims process in plain English. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in these circumstances, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, if you prefer to complete one of our online accident claim forms, one of our representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

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