A Rossendale factory accident
Mr Cheam from Rossendale was working in a factory when was involved in an accident.
The factory was generally disorganised and untidy.
One day our client tripped over the hose of a welding torch which had been left trailing across one of the walkways.
His knee was badly injured and he had to undergo surgery to correct the damage.
Employers have a legal duty to take care for the safety of their employees.
There are detailed regulations that impose a duty to keep “traffic routes” in a safe condition and free from obstructions.
So the employer’s breach of duty was clear.
The insurers quickly admitted responsibility for the accident once we got involved.
We obtained evidence from a medical expert and details of our client’s loss of earnings.
We issued court proceedings for Mr Cheam and helped him reach a settlement of £50,000 before the case came to trial.