Hayward Baker’s client was working in a factory. She was asked to work on a different machine to the one she normally operates due to staff shortages.
On this particular machine, eye protection should have been provided and our client did request this. The eye glasses were never given to our client and as a result, a piece of metal went into one of her eyes and caused damaged vision.
Our client’s Injuries:
Central corneal scar on right eye.
How Hayward Baker Helped:
One of our Personal Injury Specialists Alison Spriggs took on this case on a no-win-no-fee basis.
As the claim was of low value, Alison was able to make the claim to the defendant insurers through the Low Value Personal Injury Accident Portal.
The Defendant insurers then admitted liability for the accident and Alison requested copies of our client’s medical records. Once these were received, Alison arranged for our client to see an Ophthalmologist.
After our client’s appointment, the Ophthalmologist wrote up a report upon the injuries. This report was then used to prove that our client’s injuries were caused by the incident, and ultimately helped Alison to correctly value the claim.
Alison drafted a schedule of special damages: a list of all our client’s out of pocket expenses to include travel expenses, eye ointment and eye drops, and a small amount for postage and phone calls relating to her claim.
Once Alison had all the information she needed, including the medical report and schedule of special damages approved by our client, she then went on to negotiate a fair settlement.
A settlement figure was agreed in the sum of £6068.68 for our client.