Our client sustained a serious spinal cord injury following a fall from a scaffold in the course of his roofing work. As a result, he was rendered paraplegic and wheelchair dependent.
Irwin Mitchell took the case over after another firm of solicitors had struggled to progress the case.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist solicitors were able to obtain expert evidence in relation to the poor working practices that had been adopted by the client's employers and identified a number of breaches of duty by the employer and other contractors.
Whilst liability continued to be denied, Irwin Mitchell arranged mediation between all of the parties, which resulted in a very favourable settlement for our client.
Stephen Nye, Partner in our Birmingham office handled the case. He comments, "our client sustained life changing injuries as a result of some basic failings on the part of his employer and other contractors involved in the work. The work had not been properly planned or risk assessed and our client did not have full and proper training. Expert evidence was key to unravelling the case.
A very substantial settlement of £1.5million was recovered for our client, which will enable him to purchase a more suitable single storey property, to access the care and therapy he needs and to once again enjoy holidays and leisure activities".
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