Our personal injury team negotiated a pay-out for Robert, a client who slipped on an unsafe ramp whilst at work
Robert was working on a construction site when he slipped on a ramp. The main contractor who had responsibility for site safety had failed to provide a handrail to the ramp or a non-slip surface, or to provide for alternative stairs. As a result, Robert broke his ankle and also injured his shoulder and suffered a laceration to his head.
How we helped Robert
We notified a claim to the insurers of the main contractor and they accepted our arguments that the ramp was unsafe, and that a safer means of access should have been provided. We instructed medical reports to quantify Robert’s claim.
The insurers failed to make a reasonable settlement offer and so we raised Court proceedings on Robert’s behalf. Soon afterwards, we were able to negotiate an acceptable settlement of £24,000.
I was impressed with the way that Lindsays went about looking into my claim. They quickly arranged with the insurers of the main contractor for liability for my claim to be accepted. Then when the insurers proved difficult about making a reasonable compensation offer, they immediately raised court proceedings, and quickly arranged for a reasonable settlement to my claim, which I was happy with.