Our client, John, suffered from a work related accident whilst visiting the premises of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in February 2009. He was inspecting the tanks and undertaking a steam trap audit when he slipped and dislocated his knee on a substance that had leaked from an old tank.
John’s injuries meant that he had to take several months off to recuperate. He required assistance at home and was unable to drive for several months.
He instructed Claire Bracewell from our personal injury team in Sheffield who helped him successfully claim compensation just 14 months later for his accident at work.
Claire said: “The pharmaceutical manufacturer denied liability and suggested that John’s own employer was responsible for the accident for failing to undertake a risk assessment. John’s employer did undertake a risk assessment but the pharmaceutical manufacturer failed to inform them of a leak from the tank just a few weeks prior to our client’s arrival. The company had attempted to clean the area but had not done so sufficiently. The tanks were dismantled and moved to a different sight shortly after the accident.”
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