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Home > News > Accident at work causes ankle injury

27th June 2011

Accident at work causes ankle injury

A worker employed by the Council on highways involving road repair and maintenance, suffers injury in a work related incident makes compensation claim. The Claimant suffered an ankle injury that caused him to be off work for a number of weeks.

Our specialist work accident lawyers were able to secure over £2,000 in work accident compensation The Claimant received 100% of his compensation and the claim was dealt with, with no cost to him.

Employer liable for colleagues actions resulting in a work accident

The Claimant was working with a colleague where the tasks were alternated. One worker would remove paving slabs, prior to cleaning and replacing, the other climbing onto the flatbed of the lorry to prepare equipment and the mixture required to fix them in place.

Unknown to the Claimant, his colleague had placed the slabs in such a position that our client was unable to see them as he descended.

The Claimant placed his foot on what he thought was the ground. Instead, he stepped on to paving slabs left on the floor by his colleague, twisting his ankle in the process causing him considerable pain.

No risk assessment carried out

The Claimant’s employer had not carried out any risk assessments to carry out the task, which would have identified that placing the slabs immediately below the steps posed a hazard to any worker descending from the flatbed of a lorry.

The Claimant’s employers also failed to provide sufficient training or information to the Claimant’s colleague to make him aware of the possible hazard he was presenting to the Claimant.

Ankle injury following the work accident

Although an x-ray showed that no bony injury was sustained, the Claimant suffered ligament damage that took a number of weeks to heal, causing him considerable discomfort and inconvenience.

Making a work accident compensation claim

Clear Answers’ specialist work accident lawyers have extensive experience in all types of accident at work compensation claims.

Should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your work accident compensation claim, Clear Answers has teams of specialist personal injury lawyers waiting to help you. They will be happy to talk you through the claims process in plain English, will provide you with expert compensation claim advice, and will answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you, or a family member, has been injured in any sort of personal injury accident, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete one of our on-line accident compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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