We secured £8,000 in compensation for our client who was injured while working as a dinner lady. 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 this case our client suffered a neck, back and shoulder injury while at work after she was made to move stacks of chairs and tables unaided.
Liability was admitted and following a medical examination which was arranged by NV Legal, her claim settled in just five months for approximately £8,000. This included a claim for future loss of earnings as while we were acting on her behalf, her employer sacked her on the basis that she was too slow when carrying out her job. We argued, successfully, that this was due to her injuries.
Your employer has 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 specialise in accidents at work and work on a no-win, no-fee basis.To find out if you can make a claim for compensation call us on 03330 112 732.