£9k settlement after injury caused by lack of Personal Protective Equipment

Work safety hard hat, goggles and gloves

Our client cut his hand in an industrial accident while working on an electrical fuse box. His employer's denied liability for the work accident.

Digby Brown argued that our client’s employers had breached regulations 4,8, & 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), together with Regulations 4 & 6 of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992 (PPE Regulations).

We carried out research into electrical standards, the types of toolkits an electrician ought to have had,  referred to industry standards and used this body of evidence to show that the pursurer's work practices were standard practice and the fault for the accident lay with his employers for failing to provide him with suitable PPE. Witnesses to the incident confirmed this.

The result was an initial offer of £8,000 being recieved and the case eventually settling for £9,000.