Our client was an aircraft engineer in Exeter and was working in the battery bay workshop. Part of his duties included lifting batteries out of packaging. The batteries weighed between 40 to 46kg each.
As he lifted one of these batteries he felt a sudden severe pain in his back. A first aider attended to our client and he was sent to hospital for treatment.
Our Client’s Injuries:
Our client suffered a slipped disc.
What Hayward Baker did to help:
One of our Personal Injury Specialists Susan Burden made the claim for an accident at work through the Low Value Personal Injury Claims online portal.
The defendant’s insurer investigated our client’s claim and confirmed that liability was admitted on behalf of their insured.
Susan then arranged for our client to be examined by an Orthopaedic Consultant who confirmed that the injuries our client received were caused by the accident and also recommended that our client attend a course of physiotherapy.
These medical expert reports were used to prove our client’s injuries and to help Susan value the claim for personal injury compensation and associated losses.
The associated losses supported by the medical report and our client’s receipts for purchases relating to the accident were:
- Loss of earnings
- Prescription charges
- 8 sessions of Physiotherapy
- Travelling expenses to and from medical appointments
Once our client had approved the medical report and out of pocket expenses schedule Sue negotiated settlement of the claim.
Susan settled our client’s claim for £5,086.36