Four-Figure Settlement For Workplace Fall
02 June 2016
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.
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.
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