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Mr Kerr of Banffshire has secured a settlement of £6,000 from his employer for an injury sustained during the course of his employment on 31st May 2012.
On the day of the accident, James was working in the yard at Miller Street, Aberdeen and was in the process of unloading a container with a colleague. He stepped backwards off the container and immediately stepped into a pothole that was filled with rainwater.
This hole in the yard had been present for a number of years along with many others and had been discussed on several occasions at the monthly safety meeting. Despite such discussions, unfortunately his employer did nothing about the state of the yard.
Mr Kerr went over on his left ankle and fell to the ground. He attended his supervisor’s office to report the accident and it was documented in the accident book. He returned to work but as the day went on his ankle began to swell and became more painful.
He attended Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where an x-ray was taken and he was advised that he had damaged ligaments in his left ankle. His ankle was strapped and he was prescribed medication and a course of physiotherapy.
Through the hard work of specialist personal injury solicitors at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, a four figure sum was secured in compensation.
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