A client was injured at work falling off a ladder at work, which had not been ‘footed’. We pleaded a breach of the Workplace (Health Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
He suffered a fracture of one of his lumbar vertebra, together with an injury to his hip and elbow.
As a result of his injuries he could not continue in his occupation in housing maintenance and had to take a driving job working less hours, with a subsequent reduction in earnings. In addition he was unable to carry out DIY and gardening around the home – things he would normally have done before the accident.
In addition to the compensation for his injuries the Claimant was able to recover for his reduced earning capacity and inability to carry out normal DIY and gardening chores around the home. We calculated his past and future loss of earnings based on what he would have earned had the accident not occurred, compared to what he was earning post accident
He received compensation of £100,000.
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