Glasscutter Awarded £150,000 Following Accident at Work
30 June 2015
A Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer was instructed to act for a glasscutter who was injured at work in Scotland.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: A personal injury solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Edinburgh.
Settlement Value: £150,000
What happened: In November 2011, our client was carrying a piece of glass at work when it suddenly broke.
Impact: The broken glass severely lacerated the man’s right arm and wrist, severing a number of tendons. The accident had a significant impact on his life. He required a number of operations to repair his damaged tendons and he has been left with pain and reduced agility and sensation in his hand.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Our Personal Injury Solicitor reviewed the case and agreed to represent her client on a no win, no fee basis. She was able to illustrate how her client’s employers had failed to carry out a proper risk assessment and provide the man with protective full-length Kevlar gloves.
Had they provided him with the proper protective gloves required for his work, his injuries could have been prevented. The defender denied liability and Slater and Gordon's Personal Injury Solicitor raised court proceedings in the Court of Session in Edinburgh. The defender maintained their denial of liability and the case was listed for trial in May 2015.
Decision: At the pre-trial meeting, after considerable negotiation, the defender put forward proposals for settlement of the claim, which eventually settled for £150,000.
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