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Work Accident Amounts to £6,500 Compensation for Worker

31 March 2015

worker in warehouse

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer Matthew Tomlinson successfully secured £6,500 in compensation for a man who was injured in a work accident.

Matthew’s client was following instructions from his supervisor to remove a cap but in doing so Matthew’s client sustained scald and burn injuries from the hot water.

Liability was denied on the basis that Matthew’s client was not following the training he had been provided but Matthew’s client was following the instructions of his supervisor.

Matthew issued proceedings and went through some lengthy negotiations with the insurers. They eventually agreed that it wasn’t down to Matthew’s client not following training; it was down to the cap being defective.

The insurers admitted liability in full once Court proceedings had commenced and Matthew settled the case for £6,500 in compensation for his client.

Matthew Tomlinson is a Senior Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK.

If you have been injured through no fault of your own whilst at work call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a free consultation on freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online and we will assess your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

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