Accident at Work
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.
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.
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.
One of the most common types of work accident claim that Levenes deal with concerns the amputation of fingers when using machinery at work. Usually, these injuries occur because employers do not maintain dangerous machinery in a safe condition. Corners are cut- safety features are disabled- all in the name of speed of production and profit.
Levenes have been successful in agreeing settlement for their client who suffered horrific life changing injuries at work. This is a remarkable story of an inspirational beautiful young woman who suffered the loss of her scalp, her ears and thumb.
Levenes was instructed by Mr B, who worked as a self-employed lorry driver. Mr B had climbed onto the back of his lorry in order to assist in loading and arranging goods onto the vehicle. Suddenly he fell backwards from a height of approximately 4 feet striking his head and losing consciousness.
Levenes solicitors have secured a 7-figure settlement for a Claimant who was struck by a tree. The Claimant suffered multiple injuries including a head injury, psychological injuries and multiple fractures.