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Home > News > Accident compensation for worker hit on the head by iron bar

5th March 2012

Accident compensation for worker hit on the head by iron bar

Whilst assisting the driver of a lorry delivering goods to his place of work, this client was hit on the head with an iron bar and suffered serious injuries which have proved to be permanent and life-changing.

The insurers for the defendant (the delivery company) refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement and our specialist work accident compensation lawyers issued court proceedings in order to secure a successful outcome for our client. However, we continued to negotiate strongly and were eventually able to agree a settlement in excess of £100,000 in work accident compensation, avoiding the need for a costly trial.

Accident at work

Our client had been inspecting the load on a lorry at his workplace, prior to it being offloaded, when the side curtain, which had been drawn aside by the driver, was pulled from his hand by the wind, and swung back unexpectedly. The iron bar attached to it struck our client on the side of his head. He was immediately rushed to hospital.

Injuries suffered in accident at work

Immediately following the accident, our client became dizzy and experienced severe pain and nausea. The blow to the head left him with an inability to concentrate and he suffers from chronic headaches and changes to his character behaviour.

Our client continues to suffer with these and other symptoms such as anxiety symptoms, poor sleep and appetite, mood swings and loss of temper.

Consequences of injuries to the head

Our client’s employer made every effort to help him to find an alternative position, but after trying several other roles within the organisation, by mutual agreement, he was eventually retired on the grounds of ill-health. As a consequence of his injuries to the head, not only was he unable to cope with the work offered, he was unable to work the number of hours that he had previously.

In addition, he is unable to lead a normal personal life, being unable to leave the house or socialise alone. He is entirely dependant upon the assistance of his wife.

Compensation for accident at work injuries

The compensation awarded to our client will go some way to allowing him to get on with his life as best as possible. It was hard to adjust to living with the consequences of his injuries to the head, and drastic life-style changes, but this award will remove some of the worry regarding his future financial situation, as a result of his inability to work.

Making a work accident compensation claim

Clear Answers has extensive experience in all types of accident at work compensation claims. Whether your accident at work was due to negligence on the part of an employer, work colleague or some other cause, Clear Answers’ lawyers have teams of specialist work accident compensation lawyers waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your 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, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, if you prefer to complete one of our online compensation claim forms, one of our representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

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