Friday, April 05, 2013
Employee protection law invoked on behalf of cleaner injured at work
Mrs B was working at a school as a cleaner. As she attempted to make her way though a security door, the door jammed and Mrs B walked into it. She sustained a cut to her nose resulting in permanent scarring.
Although liability for the accident was denied, Digby Brown were happy that legislation in force specifically to protect employees at work would allow Mrs B to recover compensation and pursued the case accordingly. The school's insurance company settled Mrs B's case for £3,500.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Compensation for restaurant employee forced to give up job after accident
We represented a man in his 50s who suffered back injuries, causing severe and long-term pain, when lifting a 50kg vat of milk in the course of his employment in a restaurant. A hoist designed to mechanically lift the vat was in a state of disrepair but our client had received no heavy lifting training or assistance.
Because of the muscular damage in his back and his ongoing pain, our client was forced to leave his job, which he had held for a number of years. His employers consistently denied liability for his accident, despite other employee’s confirming both the broken equipment and lack of training.
With liability denied, Digby Brown, though our Compensate funding package, commissioned expert medical reports, raised court proceedings and instructed Counsel, finally producing an offer of compensation from the defender’s insurers. The case settled for £3,000.
Accident at work, caused by lack of training, leaves client with knee injuries
Mr J, a young man who had just started a job with a firm manufacturing bin and recycling lorries, suffered knee injuries when the mechanical lifting crane he was operated failed, causing a heavy piece of metal to fall on him.
He t had received no proper training since starting the job. As it happened during his probationary period, he returned to work against medical advice in the hope of keeping his role but was released by the company just weeks later.
With his former employers unwilling to engage in the legal process, or even acknowledge receipt of correspondence, we raised a court action on our client’s behalf, finally securing him a four-figure settlement in compensation for his injuries.