PHC Law Secures £9,000 Compensation For Ladder Fall Victim
Released on: October 11, 2011, 12:39 pm
A barman who fell from a ladder while taking down a
promotional banner has secured £9,000 in damages for his injuries.
With the help of expert personal injury solicitors from Preston-based company PHC
Law, the man won the settlement after negotiations which took place following the
man issuing legal proceedings against his employer.
During those negotiations it emerged that the accident, in which the man broke his
right heel bone, happened despite his immediate superior being stood at the bottom
of the ladder at the time watching the work being done.
As he climbed down the ladder, the victim reached for the banner, but slipped and
fell to the ground.
When the case was brought, his employers tried to reduce their liability by claiming
that the man's negligence had contributed to the accident, and that he was aware
of the risk of an accident happening.
But his legal representative, John Cooper, successfully argued that the man had been
simply following the instructions given by his supervisor, and the bar's manager.
Mr Cooper said that the employer had been right to admit liability, and added: “It
is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees at all
times and in this case, they were found to be negligent.
“The claimant's employers were ultimately responsible for accessing, planning and
ensuring that work being carried out done safely, using suitable safety wear and
He concluded: "It has taken three years to settle, but both my client and I are
very pleased with outcome.”
PHC Law (http://www.phclaw.co.uk/) is a personal injury solicitors based in Preston specialising in areas including accident at work claims and personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis. If you would like further information about this topic,
need a consultation or would like to arrange an interview with PHC Law, please call
Victoria Leah at 01772 203303 or e-mail email@example.com
Contact Details: PHC Law
Philip H Cuerden Solicitors 107 Garstang Road
Preston Lancashire, PR1 1LD
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