Our client, a 17-year old male was involved in an accident at work. His employer had failed to provide adequate training and protective clothing suitable for him to perform his role.
As he was operating machinery his thumb became trapped, resulting in a crushing injury. His employer admitted liability but argued that he contributed to the accident.
NV Legal vigorously disputed the allegation that he was contributory negligent and rejected an initial offer from the company of £2,500.
Settlement was eventually achieved resulting in compensation of £3,500 which represented 100% of his claim.
In total the claim took 10 months to settle and our client was satisfied with the outcome.
He said: “I would like to thank NV Legal as my claim was dealt with promptly. Nick was very helpful and understanding to my requirements with no objections to my questions. I am very pleased with the outcome and would recommend NV Legal.” CT
If you have suffered an accident at work, the decision to bring a claim can be a difficult one. In most cases this will be against your employer or may be a complaint levelled at a fellow employee. In some cases, it may be a worker or workers from other companies/contractors who you come into contact within the course of your work.
Your employers have a duty to ensure you have a safe workplace and a safe system of work and should be insured against such potential claims. Your employer could become responsible in any of the following situations:
- Incorrect (or lack of) manual handling or other type of training
- Defective or dangerous equipment or machinery
- Slips and trips
- Construction/building site accidents
- Lack of protective equipment or lack of training
- A failure to assess the risks of a certain task properly
- An unsafe workplace
- Negligence of fellow employees
We are specialists in accidents at work and operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. To find out if you can make a claim for compensation call us on 03330 112 732 or visit www.nvlegal.co.uk