Man suffers fractured skull - he was buried by falling materials - receives accident compensation
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10th April 2012

Man suffers fractured skull when hit by falling objects

Our client had been assisting in the construction of farm animal housing when he was struck from behind by falling objects, suffering serious head and facial injuries.

Following strenuous negotiations by our specialist accident compensation lawyers, they were able to secure many thousands of pounds in compensation for our client's serious injuries, which were sustained in a completely avoidable accident.

Accident at work

Having just completed a section of the new housing, the building materials which would be used to complete the construction had been left on girders above where our client was working. Suddenly, the material fell and hit our client on the head, pushing him forward before the remainder of the material fell on top of him and trapped him.

Injuries suffered in accident at work

Immediately following the accident, our client was unaware of the seriousness of his injuries. His colleagues called for an ambulance and he was taken to hospital where he received initial treatment to stabilise his condition. He had to undergo several surgical procedures to repair both his fractured skull and reconstructive surgery to correct his severe facial fractures. He required lengthy periods of hospital treatment and was extremely traumatised by the whole experience and the effects on his lifestyle.

Breaches of Regulations

Our personal injury lawyers fought this claim for compensation for our client, on the grounds that the defendant had breached several sections of Regulations covering the Management of Health & Safety at Work, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare), Personal Protective Equipment at Work, Provision and Use of Work Equipment, and sections of the Occupiers' Liability Act.

These breaches had resulted in the defendant's failure to protect our client, and provide him with a safe working environment.

Consequences of injuries to the head

Our client was unable to work since, as a result of his head injuries, and suffered from considerable other conditions as a direct result of the accident. He has been left with a severe lack of confidence which prevents him doing many things that he previously enjoyed and his ongoing condition has resulted in a significant change in his lifestyle.

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, will talk you through the claims process in plain English and 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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