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Four-Figure Settlement For Workplace Fall

02 June 2016

person slipping on floor

An employee was injured and injured her shoulder after falling in the workplace.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Joanne Markham is a personal injury lawyer at the Slater and Gordon offices in Sheffield.

Settlement: £2,750

What Happened: Our client was walking towards her workstation when she slipped on a discarded tag which had been left on the floor by another employee.

Impact: Our client sustained injuries to her shoulder.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: Our client’s employers denied blame, arguing that they operated a “clean as you go” policy and so the responsibility should lie with the other employee who had left the tag on the floor. Despite this denial, a medical report was obtained in support of our client’s claim and court proceedings were issued.

Decision: An out-of-court settlement of £2,750.00 was negotiated for our client.

Related Practice Areas:

Personal injury

Workplace accident claims

Serious injury claims

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