This case involved a gentleman who worked in a Warehouse as a Warehouse Operative and was able to claim for defective work equipment compensation.
At the time of the accident he was travelling on an electric powered pallet truck travelling along the aisles of the warehouse where he worked picking orders from various pallet locations. As he was turning a corner to move into another aisle the pallet truck suddenly and without any warning stopped dead and our client was thrown forwards and to the left and as a result he twisted and hurt his back and neck and also his shoulder.
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Following the accident a “fault” light appeared on the truck which suggested that it was faulty and it was taken out of use. Our client reported his accident to his manager and the accident was recorded in the work’s accident book.
We took on the case on a No Win No Fee basis and directed a claim against our client’s employer. We alleged amongst other things that the employers had failed to provide our client with safe equipment and in particular we alleged that they had breached Health and Safety Executive’s regulations – The Provision and Use of Work Regulations 1998 in particular regulation 6 which requires employers to ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, efficient working order and in good repair.
The matter was based on to his employers insurers and after considering the claim they eventually accepted responsibility for the accident.
Our client had attended hospital for treatment for his injuries. We obtained a copy of his medical records and then instructed an independent medical expert to examine him and prepare a medical report setting out what his injuries were and how long he suffered with them.
Fortunately the Claimant was not seriously injured and most of his symptoms had resolved within a period of 4 weeks with the remaining symptoms resolving within 8 months.
Following negotiations with the Defendants insurers the claim was eventually settled for the sum of £3000.
Other defective work equipment claims can include:
- Faulty Safety Equipment Claims
- Missing safety Equipment Compensation
- Untested work equipment claims
Defective work equipment claims can include equipment such as work overalls, safety boots, hard hat, electrical equipment, tools and unexpected movements of work equipment.