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Home > News > Retail store worker compensated for wrist sprain

12th December 2014

Retail store worker compensated for wrist sprain

An employee of a retail store has successfully pursued a compensation claim after she was injured in an accident at work.

Our client was pulling a large six-foot tall cage of chilled food through a busy warehouse towards the chiller following a delivery. To get to the chiller, she had to walk backwards while negotiating through an extremely small space. She checked behind her regularly for hazards as the warehouse was very full at the time.

No braking mechanism

As our client approached a tight corner close to the door of the chiller, she realised that somebody had left a cage outside the chiller, blocking the entrance. Our client attempted to bring her cage to a standstill so that she could move the other cage, but it was too heavy and did not have a breaking mechanism. The cage therefore kept moving and client’s hand was trapped between the two cages.

Wrist sprain

On account of the accident, our client suffered a painful wrist sprain which took her nine months to recover from and which restricted her daily life.

Following the accident, she contacted our specialist personal injury lawyers who investigated a compensation claim. Our experts found that the store had breached its obligations to provide a safe workplace for our client and compensation was secured after liability was admitted.

Making a claim for accident at work compensation

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury lawyers are waiting to provide you with expert legal advice. We specialise in all types of personal injury compensation claims, particularly accidents at work.

If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the claims process in plain English.

Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

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