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Blinded worker awarded compensation following legal action

06 July 2017

A worker blinded in one eye after being hit by flying concrete while carrying out maintenance for London Underground has been awarded a settlement of £220,000 following legal action.

What happened: Our client was working as a maintenance operative on the London underground when a piece of flying concrete hit him in the eye, causing immediate trauma and bleeding. His manager at the time had removed some concrete from the track they were working on without warning, using a tool that had been left on site by another company.

Impact: Following extensive treatment and two operations, our client’s eye could not be saved and he is now blind in one eye. He has been unable to return to the same line of work. He has also suffered psychiatric harm.

How Slater and Gordon helped: The defendant company denied responsibility throughout the case.  We conducted careful investigations and, after exchanging medical evidence with the defendant, achieved a money settlement, which was very favourable to our client.

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