Reiss Matthews, specialist personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office has helped a man receive a four figure sum in compensation following an accident at work.
Our client, Mr E was employed as a galvaniser at the time of the accident. He was walking across the factory floor when he tripped on a section of uneven flooring.
In the factory, cranes were used to carry baskets containing hot metal. Over time this hot metal has leaked and as a result set hard on the floor. The metal was never cleaned or removed and as a result the floor remained uneven, presenting a significant tripping hazard to employees. Employees were required to walk around the site which was a clear breach of Work Place Regulations.
As a result of the accident, Mr E suffered from significant soft tissue injuries to his wrist and knee and as such underwent an extensive course of physiotherapy. His symptoms took 12 months to clear.
Despite the defendant’s claiming that Mr E was partly at fault, this argument was rejected and the claim was settled with the defendant’s taking 100% of the blame.
Through the hard work of specialist lawyer, Reiss Matthews a four figure sum in compensation was secured.
Commenting on the case, Reiss said that this was a positive result for our client and, “that this work accident was completely avoidable as the defendant’s failed to do what is expected of them and take reasonable steps to implement a system in which the floor was cleaned. This case just emphasises the fact that some employers fail to have sufficient regard for the safety of employees as they are not prepared to take adequate measures to comply with Work Place Health and Safety Regulations which are there to safeguard employees and prevent accidents at work such as this”.
If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing damage such as acoustic shock, tinnitus, and noise-induced hearing loss caused by conditions at work our solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Industrial Disease Claims page for more information.
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