Accident at work Bacup
Mr Hanley from Bacup was involved in an accident whilst working for a glazing company on a building site.
The main contractor had left the paths around the site in a dangerous condition and our client tripped over a concrete block that was sticking up in the path.
Liability for the accident
As the occupiers of the site the main contractors had a duty to take care for the safety of our client.
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.
So the contractors were clearly in breach of their duties, and we were happy to take on Mr Hanley’s claim.
Mr Hanley suffered a serious injury to his thumb and had to undergo surgery to fuse the joint.
The medical evidence was made complicated because he’d suffered a previous injury to that hand.
Once we had all the expert medical evidence and details of our client’s financial losses we brought county court proceedings.
As the case was approaching a trial we negotiated a settlement of £35000 on behalf of our client.