Engineer who suffered burns caused by an accident at work receives £85,000 in damages

Our Client was programming a robot – peel module at the Defendants premises . In order to do this he had to get inside the automated cell of the robot and balance on a ledge between two tanks of hot water (apx 80-85 degrees).  There was insufficient room for him to move around and he slipped into the water tank.  The programming cannot be done from the outside he had to get inside. There were no health and safety procedures in place and he had to write the health and safety procedures when he returned to work.  An accident report was completed in his absence but no RIDDOR or report to H&S was made as far as he is aware.

Our client’s injuries

Our client suffered severe burns to both feet requiring skins grafts . The Claimants tendon in his left foot has been surgically severed .

How Hayward Baker Helped

One of our senior lawyers Verity Taylor took on this accident at work claim due to the complexity of the injuries and the  estimated value of the claim.

The defendant insurers admitted liability for the accident but verity still had to provide evidence to prove that our client’s injuries were as a result of the material accident. It was through Verity Taylor’s hard work and diligence that our client received a favourable outcome to his claim even though Court proceedings were issued and the matter was going to go to Trial.

Settlement

Verity negotiated a settlement figure of £85,000.00


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Engineer who suffered burns caused by an accident at work receives £85,000 in damages
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