What’s my Claim Worth have successfully obtained compensation for a man who sustained a painful burn injury to his leg while he was at work.
Our client won £1,500 in compensation – click the Claimometer button to start your claim today…
Our client had a bucket of boiling hot water kicked over his leg by a colleague. He sustained a painful burn with considerable blistering and redness to his skin. We were able to advise our client that his employers could be liable for the actions of his colleague, as an employer can be vicariously liable for the actions of his employees. Although the initial injury was very painful our client was very lucky in that his injuries healed within a few weeks and although he was left with some markings for a while he was not left without any permanent scarring to his leg.
What’s my Claim Worth took on his claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
We initially contacted our client’s employers to notify them of the claim but they failed to respond. They did not acknowledge our client’s claim, nor did they pass the claim on to their employer’s liability insurers which they are required to do. Due to the employer’s lack of response, we made an application to court to obtain a court order to force our client’s employer to disclose documents to us which they had and which related to the accident. What’s My Claim Worth We successfully obtained the Court Order and our client’s employer finally contacted their insurer who then dealt with the claim.
The employer’s insurers eventually admitted liability for the incident, but suggested that our client was partly to blame for his accident. This is known as contributory negligence. We successfully argued that our client had no way of knowing what his colleague would do. The insurers withdrew their allegation of contributory negligence and admitted liability in full. We were then able to negotiate a settlement of the claim with the Defendant’s insurer.
Although our client’s injury only lasted for a few weeks, because it was initially very painful we were able to recover £1,500 compensation for him.