Thompsons NI Solicitors has secured a compensation settlement for a conveyor belt worker injured in an accident at work.
The accident at work
The worker was removing machine parts from a conveyor belt onto pallets, when he tripped over electricity cables which had been left lying across the floor. The machine parts were large which made the cables difficult to see.
The worker suffered a significant injury to his shoulder. Our personal injury specialists, based in Belfast, instructed an independent consultant orthopaedic surgeon to examine the client and to write a medical report.
The shoulder injury left the employee unable to participate in his hobbies for a period of time.
The case against the employer
Thompsons NI argued that employers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for their employees. As the company failed to ensure the cables were placed in such a way so as not to present a tripping hazard, the accident was caused by breach of this duty.
The personal injury experts at Thompsons NI initiated a successful period of negotiations, which in turn meant that court proceedings did not need to be issued. The company paid out a settlement sum for his injuries.
Injured in an accident at work?
Thompsons NI is proud to stand up for anyone injured in a workplace accident and secure the compensation you deserve in the shortest period of time. We’ve supported thousands of workers through personal injury claims and our team has decades of experience in providing professional legal advice and representation.
If you’ve had an accident at work, get in touch with Thompsons NI today. Beginning a claim with us is easy – fill in an online claim form or call 0800 138 6880 to speak to a member of our team.