Personal Injury Claim Case Study
A man who fractured his wrist and permanently damaged two of his teeth when he slipped and fell at work has been awarded £15,000 compensation.
He was descending a set of stairs outside a loading bay area when he slipped on ice at the bottom of the steps.
Surgeons had to insert a metal plate and screws to secure his wrist and he had to undergo physiotherapy for three months. He then had to undergo another operation to remove the plate. He suffered pain in his wrist for two years along with continuous aching in cold weather. That wasn’t expected to resolve for at least five years.
Dentists had to remove two of his teeth and replace them with a dental bridge.
He could not drive for 10 weeks and required assistance with daily living for around four weeks after the first operation to insert the metal plate, and for around 10 days after the second operation to remove the plate.
He made a compensation claim against the company, alleging that it was negligent in breaching its duty under health and safety regulations, and failing to grit the steps to prevent them from becoming slippery.
The company admitted liability and agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £15,750 to compensate for the man’s pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
Details of the Personal Injury Claim
JOHN FAULDS v ASTRAZENCA UK LTD (2013)
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