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Accident Involving Skip At Work

We were instructed by a gentleman by the name of Richard, who sustained a back injury at work when he was required by his employer to lift, with the help of some colleagues, a large metal platform into a skip.

As a result of performing this task, Richard suffered a muscular injury to his back, neck and shoulders.

We sent a Letter of Claim to Richard's employer on his behalf alleging, amongst other things, that they had failed to provide Richard with any or any suitable manual handling training and that in addition they had failed to reduce the risks arising from this manual handling procedure to the lowest level reasonably practicable, as they were required to do under of the Manual Handling Regulations.

Whilst we received a swift acknowledgment of the Letter of Claim from the employer's insurer, we then experienced some delay in securing a decision on liability for Richard, due to a complete lack of investigation by the employer's insurer. In order to progress matters an application for pre-action disclosure was successfully made to the local County Court. Thereafter, the insurer provided some of the documentation that we were looking for but denied liability.

We continued to press the employer for the outstanding documentation and finally some six months after the Letter of Claim had been sent, we received an admission of liability.

We obtained expert evidence on Richard's injuries from an orthopaedic consultant and approximately one year after we had received the admission of liability Richard's claim was settled for the total sum of £5,750.00.

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