These accidents often occur because the wrong type of equipment is used or it is not set up correctly or safely, or it is faulty. Sometimes employers cut corners and unsafe methods of work are used.
Making a claim for compensation is not just about money, it is also about securing treatment and rehabilitation. In this case, although liability was not admitted, it was still possible to proceed with the case and secure a settlement.
His Solicitor, Tim Beasley of Levenes Solicitors is calling for a full investigation into how basic medical care of a vulnerable child was neglected with tragic consequences. “There are some disturbing features of this case, not least because previous coroners have highlighted failings after 2 previous “Prevention of Future Deaths” reports and concerns raised by the coroner in previous cases in 2016 and 2017. The performance of the hospital appears to have deteriorated, rather than improved after those deaths. Typically, hospitals make statements that they will learn the lessons after these sorts of cases, but in this case they clearly did not. The management of the hospital trust has serious questions to answer”
Making a claim for compensation for brain injury has unlocked treatment for our client which he could not have obtained in any other way. At Levenes we want to maximise your personal injury compensation after brain injury, but we also want to ensure that you make the best recovery that you can.
When an allegation of contributory negligence is raised, it must be proved by the party that raises it, in this case our client’s employer/compensating insurers. We pressed the compensating insurers for evidence, in particular CCTV footage to prove their point but, no evidence was produced. Therefore, we advised our client to reject the allegations against him. We obtained medical evidence to value his claim. We settled the claim on a 100% basis for £20,000.
Needlestick injuries in healthcare facilities are a common problem. The basis of the claim was that the employer was responsible for the employee’s negligence by not following the correct procedure. Ultimately, the Defendant admitted liability in full and the claim was settled.
Levenes have settled the claim of a van driver for a 6-figure sum following an accident during the course of his employment at hotel premises. Who was to blame for injuries that occurred during the course of employment in a public place?
This case shows that you need expert solicitors who will properly investigate and fight your case even in very difficult cases. As long as we believe that you have a reasonable chance of success, we will not give up and we will take your case to court. Levenes will consider difficult cases which other lawyers may find too difficult to win.
Claimant settles for 500% more than the insurers first offer. A recent case settled by Levenes, illustrates the importance of considering the medical history of the Claimant carefully and also being tough in negotiations with insurers.