Injury at work case settles for over 3.5 times original compensation offer

Work health & safety

In this case, our client was was injured at work, sustaining a crush injury to his right thumb, with scarring and loss of sensation, when a spreader beam toppled over.

We advised the client that his employers were in breach of Regulations 6 & 8 of the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 1998) together with Regulation 10 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH 2005). 

Following this advice, the defenders conceded they were liable for the injury, allowing us to prepare a valuation of this case.

Pre-litigation, the defenders offered a total of £2,270, with £1,400 of this attributable to the pursuer's injuries. We thought this wholly undervalued the claim and raised a court action.

The case then settled for £8,000, over 3.5 times the pre litigation offer of compensation made by the insurers.