Successful compensation claim for accident at work
Recently, one of our clients was awarded £30,000 following a successful claim against his employer with the help of our personal injury solicitors.
What was the case?
A factory employee of Manchester-based company Cosy Home Furnishings Ltd was involved in a workplace accident in June 2015.
The employee was standing on a metal ladder counting stock twenty feet from the ground. Although there was a colleague holding the ladder, without warning it slipped from under the client causing him to fall to the ground from a great height.
He was taken into hospital where it was revealed through X-Rays that he had fractures in one of his arms. He was then referred to a fracture clinic and later admitted to surgery.
After seven months our client was still having to partake in physiotherapy. Today, he has to live with a fifteen centimetre scar and constant sharp pain along the scar. He can no longer lift heavy objects, drive, or lie on his side.
Our client has problems with showering, dressing and getting in and out of bed and was of work for over 6 months following the accident. He also lost out on earnings for two years and was forced to live off benefits.
On the 3rd of May 2018, our excellent personal injury solicitor Karl Kalina put forward a settlement offer of over £50,000. Unfortunately there was no response from the defendant’s side.
Mr. Kalina was aware that in just three weeks “limitation expiry” would rule the case as invalid due to the three year time restriction on personal injury claims, so issued court proceedings for the 22nd of June 2018.
Mr. Kalina then made another settlement offer on behalf of our client on the 10th of September 2018 to the amount of over £40,000. Cosy Home Furnishings Ltd rejected this amount, instead offering just over £25,000 on the 28th of September.
On behalf of our client, Mr. Kalina negotiated further and he and the defendant finally settled on £30,000 before the case was taken to court.
If you're suffering from a similar issue, contact us on 0800 999 2220 or use the contact form today.
Hear more about the member(s) of our team featured above:
Karl KalinaSolicitor view profile
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.
Get in touch
Let us know how AWH Solicitors can help you by providing us with your details in the form below.
Please let us know when you want to be contacted so we can get in touch with you at a time that suits you best.