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02 September 2012
In this case Personal Injury Solicitor Tristan Hallam successfully represented a police officer who sustained a fractured ankle during a training day.
The officer was riding a trials motorcycle on green lanes at the end of a training day. He was wearing normal motorcycle boots and was not provided with motocross boots.
During the course of the exercise, as a result of a number of factors, the motorcycle fell over causing him to sustain a fracture to his ankle. The medical evidence was that had he been provided with motocross boots, the injury might either have been prevented or lessened.
Tristan Hallam proved that Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, that require an employer to assess the risk and to ensure that necessary steps are taken to prevent the risk of accidents, were not fulfilled and the officer was awarded compensation of £11,000 in damages.
Tristan Hallam is a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.
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