What’s My Claim Worth have extensive experience in dealing with personal injuries which have occured as a result of an accident at work. If you have suffered an accident at work which has resulted in personal injury, you may be able to claim. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for both you and your family and we fight fearlessly to achieve the compensation that you deserve whilst offering sensitivity, professionalism and unparalleled legal expertise.
Accidents at work can occur in a variety of circumstances and lead to extremely severe, life changing injuries, as one award winning actor recently discovered when he was shot in the eye with a replica gun.
The accident took place in October 2010 during a performance of ‘Passion’ in a theatre in Covent Garden. During an onstage dual the actor was using a blank-firing replica Colt 1851 revolver when the blank cartridge ejected backwards and into his right eye. The performance was stopped and the actor was rushed to hospital, however, the incident has left the actor completely blind in his right eye and with severe scarring and disfigurement to the upper part of his face.
The actor is now seeking £250,000 compensation for his injuries, claiming the injury has affected both his professional career and personal life. The actor believes he is now at a disadvantage when auditioning for acting roles and is no longer able to enjoy previous hobbies such as squash and photography.
The theatre company have admitted liability under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 ensuring that the actor will receive some compensation; however they are seeking a contribution to the compensation payment from the prop company who supplied to gun.
What’s My Claim Worth have successfully recovered damages in the sum of £16,500 for our client who was injured whilst at work as a bus driver. Our client was driving his bus on his regular route. As he proceeded slowly round a roundabout he heard a large noise and steering of the bus became very difficult. The client struggled to control the bus and in attempting to bring the bus to a safe stop sustained serious injury to his shoulder. It was later discovered that due to inadequate maintenance the front wheels of the bus had become completely detached from the bus. What’s My Claim Worth were able to pursue a compensation claim for the client’s injuries on the basis that the accident was caused by defective work equipment in breach of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
How We Can Help
If you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident at work then you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my claim’ feature on the right side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the injuries that you have suffered can have severe consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.
If your claim is successful you will keep 100% of the compensation that is awarded, and that, win or lose, you will not pay any legal fees.
Call 0800 849 2220 to speak to a member of our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.