Circumstances of accident
We acted on behalf of our client in an action against his employer which arose out of an accident at work.
Our client was employed by the defenders as an aerial rigger. On the date of the accident our client descended from an aerial tower and walked across a concrete base in order to reach the ground. However, the base was obscured by overgrown grass and our client placed his foot on the edge of it and hit a gantry concrete base, thus sustaining injury.
The aerial tower constituted a place of work and as such our client’s employers were held vicariously liable for his injuries.
How we helped our client
As a result of the fall, our client sustained a fracture to his left wrist and required 10 sessions of physiotherapy.
Due to his injuries our client was unable to work for a period of three months following the accident and required assistance with everyday tasks at home.
As well as being able to claim compensation for our client’s injuries we were able to include a loss of earnings claim and a claim for the assistance he required following the accident.
We obtained a settlement of £23,800.00 for our client in respect of all heads of claim.