Accident At Work – A Client From Bacup
Keith Hanley from Bacup asked Mulderrigs to deal with his claim following an accident at work.
He working for a glazing company on a building site but the main contractor had left the paths around the site in a dangerous condition.
Keith tripped over a concrete block that was sticking up in the path and was badly injured.
Liability For The Accident
As the occupiers of the site the main contractors had a legal duty to take care for Keith’s safety.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 also impose a strict duty to make sure that “traffic routes” (anywhere a person might walk) are kept safe.
We were satisfied that the contractors were in breach of their duties
So we were happy to take on Keith’s claim and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
Keith suffered a serious injury to his thumb and had to undergo surgery to fuse the joint.
But the medical evidence was made complicated because he had suffered another serious injury to that hand some years earlier.
The insurers for the main contractor refused to admit responsibility for the accident.
So once we had all the expert medical evidence and details of Keith’s financial losses we commenced county court proceedings.
But as the case was approaching a trial the insurers agreed to negotiate with us.
As a result of those negotiations we helped keith reach a settlement of £35000.