Accident Claims Case Studies and Testimonials

Split Head Misery for Factory Worker

Aug 21, 2013

It should have been a simple task for George Smith to access the switch to open the door at the factory premises where worked.  However, a forklift truck had been parked next to the door leaving him no alternative but to climb over the forks in order to operate the switch.  As he did so, he caught his foot causing him to fall to the ground. 


His safety helmet was knocked from his head, and he sustained a deep laceration to his forehead.  He also jolted his neck and shoulders, and continues to suffer from soft tissue pain and discomfort.  In addition to needing sutures to close the wound, he also underwent physiotherapy to release the pain in his neck and shoulders.


George consulted about his accident at work, and we intimated a claim against his employers in terms of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.  Taking up the case, Ross Slater was able to persuade the insurers to accept liability.  Regretfully, the insurers still delayed making payment until the threat of court action drew a settlement of £4,110.


“I am really pleased that this matter has been resolved” said Mr Smith.  “It seemed like matters were just dragging on until prepared court papers.  This really helped improve the compensation that I have received.”