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Home > News > Serious injury following moving object accident at work

16th August 2010

Serious injury following moving object accident at work

Our client’s injuries in this accident at work, had included a complex fracture to his ankle, which required several surgical procedures to correct and may still require further surgery; a soft tissue injury to the lumbar spine that took several months to resolve; and other serious injuries causing considerable pain and discomfort.

Accident at work

Our client in this accident at work compensation claim had suffered these serious injuries when he had been struck from behind by a heavy piece of equipment being moved by colleagues, and was pinned between the equipment and a steel wall.

Recovery from injury at work

Unable to return to work for almost a year, and then only able to carry out light duties, our client suffered significant loss of income. Although some of his injuries resolved within a few months, the injury to his ankle had resulted in a prolonged period in plaster and physiotherapy. The injury to his ankle continued long after his return to work and is likely to continue to cause him discomfort and lack of mobility into the future, limiting his physical abilities and rendering him at some disadvantage in the market place.

Breaches of regulations

Our specialist work accident lawyers fought this claim for work accident compensation on the grounds that the defendant had breached sections of both the Manual Handling Regulations and the The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. They had failed to provide a safe working environment for our client who had suffered serious long-term injury as a result.

Court proceedings issued

Although liability was admitted by the defendant, our client’s employer, their insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. Our specialist serious injury lawyers were unable to negotiate an acceptable settlement prior to the issue of proceedings. However, before the date of the trial, they were able to negotiate almost £70,000 in work accident compensation, which had included an interim payment of £10,000 during the progress of the claim. This had gone some way to alleviate the financial impact of this serious injury on our client and his family.

Making a claim for work accident compensation

Should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your claim, Clear Answers' lawyers have teams of specialists waiting to help you. We have extensive experience in all types of accident compensation claims, whether it was the result of negligence on the part of your employer, or some other cause.

Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, talk you through the claims process in plain English and 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, you may prefer to complete one of our on-line accident compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

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