Case One – Fork lift truck accident
Mr R was moving stock in a warehouse when a fork lift truck reversed into him and trapped his leg against metal shelves. His leg was badly injured in the incident, and he had to take three weeks off work to recover. He suffered from knee pain for months afterwards and could not play sports.
At first liability was denied by the company in question, but with expert legal help they changed their stance and admitted that more could have been done to improve safety and prevent the accident. Mr R was awarded £9,750 in compensation.
Case Two – Slipping accident
Ms F slipped on grease that had been left on the kitchen floor where she worked. The floor had not been cleaned after a spill of oil and no warning sign was in place. Ms F injured her arm as she fell and received £4,500 in compensation.
Again the restaurant in question denied the accident was their responsibility at first but after expert intervention they quickly admitted liability. The restaurant also changed procedures for dealing with spills to ensure their staff’s safety in the future.
Case Three – Manual handling/lifting accident
Mr D was asked to move some warehouse stock which was much too heavy and large to be moved by one person safely without mechanical help. While moving it Mr D injured his back and was off work for a month recovering.
The company admitted liability as soon as we contacted them and we reached an amicable settlement with them, recovering £6,600 compensation for Mr D. Despite his initial reservations about claiming against a company he had worked at for a number of years, we reassured him that his compensation would be paid by their insurance providers, and not have an adverse effect on his job.
Ashley Ainsworth has the knowledge and experience to help you if you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault. One of our friendly staff will be able to offer free advice and get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Making a claim will not adversely affect your job or your employer, but will help you get the money that can put your life back on track.