At What’s My Claim Worth we have successfully obtained compensation for Personal Injury for a lady who injured her back whilst at work. Our client was working as an escort for disabled children escorting them whilst they were on a bus. She injured her back lifting a child, out of their seat and off the bus. Unfortunately, our client’s employer had not provided any training on the best practices for manual handling or how to lift.
Our client won £1,500 in compensation – click the Claimometer button to start your claim today…
Her employer owed duties to her under the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 which require that where reasonably practicable manual handling should be eliminated and if that is not possible then a risk assessment must be carried out where there is a risk of injury due to the manual handling operation.
Her employers initially tried to fight the claim but eventually were persuaded to concede liability although they continued to allege that she was partly to blame.
At What’s My Claim Worth we arranged for her to undergo an independent medical assessment with a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon which revealed that she had a significant degenerative problems with her back.
According to the medical expert as a result of the accident her back symptoms were made worse by a period of 3 months and we were able to recovered compensation for her of £1,500