Our client, a 45 year old male was injured when working at the Defendant’s premises. He was walking through an internal courtyard close to the building that he was working in, where there was an overhead overflow pipe. As our client walked underneath the pipe, it discharged contents of steam and boiling water onto his back, left arm and shoulder.
Irwin Mitchell’s expert Public Liability team were instructed on this case, with a letter of claim being intimated on 29 March 2011 under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Liability was admitted shortly thereafter.
Our team obtained expert medical evidence from a plastic surgeon who confirmed that our client had sustained a 7% mainly partial thickness burn to his back, left shoulder and left forearm. He was left with an area of mottled discolouration to the skin which measured 42 cm from shoulder to forearm which would represent a cosmetic disability.
Compensation was agreed in the sum of £6,000 and in addition our client’s legal fees were also paid.
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