John had been employed as a driller for a number of years with a local company. Unfortunately, John developed vibration white finger (VWF) and had to give up his work.
How we helped
We notified a claim to his employer to which their insurers responded and advised that liability was denied.. We therefore required to instruct a report from an expert in vibration engineer to assist with our investigations. Upon receipt of his report, the expert confirmed that during his career John had been exposed to unsafe high levels of vibration at work. He also stated that his employer had failed to appropriately monitor his exposure to vibration or issue him with suitable personal protective equipment.
We had to raise court proceedings at very short notice in order to avoid John’s claim time barring. The proceedings were defended. We had to instruct a number of further expert reports from Consultant Orthopaedic and Vascular Surgeons and a Consultant Neurosurgeon. We also instructed Counsel on John’s behalf, progressing with the court action and eventually a settlement was agreed.
A settlement was eventually agreed at £27,500.
John said “I was impressed with the way that Lindsays persevered with my claim. I was grateful that proceedings could be raised at short notice to avoid my claim time barring. I was happy with the settlement agreed.