Freeclaim Solicitors have succeeded in winning a difficult accident at work compensation claim which had been rejected by another firm of solicitors. Our client, who received nasty crush injuries, had previously been told by another personal injury firm that there were no reasonable prospects of success, however after reviewing the difficult claim, we felt confident we could help the client claim damages for his injuries and he received £15,000 in damages.

Our client was working as a maintenance fitter when the accident happened. On the day of the accident he was required to replace a defective hinge on a hoist in a conveyer machine. After the initial hinge was replaced, he was required to test the machine was working correctly, before dispatching it to the customer. Upon this testing, it became apparent the machine was still defective and did not work correctly.

He therefore telephoned the manufacturers who advised him on how to fix it. During the repair, it was discovered the machine had been repaired incorrectly previously and would require a new part to ensure it was fully functional. As this part was not available, our client was advised by his manager to repair the machine as best he could for the time being. However, whilst attempting to do this, his right hand became trapped inside the machine. He sustained significant crush injuries to his right hand and tendons in his little finger and also suffered nerve damage. As a result of these injuries, he has had to undergo two surgical procures and continues to suffer ongoing symptoms.

Originally, he instructed another firm of solicitors. After a lengthy period, the Defendants denied liability and he was advised by his previous firm that there was not a reasonable prospect of success in his claim and they ceased acting on his behalf. Unhappy with that conclusion our client decided to take a second opinion and to that end consulted Freeclaim Solicitors.

Robert Jones, Senior Associate at Freeclaim Solicitors reviewed the claim and believed that the the case was worth contesting further. Robert gathered detailed evidence and presented full arguments and court proceeding against the Defendants. At the same time a settlement offer of £15,000 was made to them. The Defendants rejected the offer at the time and continued to dispute liability.

However, before the claim made it to trial, the Defendants admitted liability and Robert successfully settled the accident at work compensation claim for £15,000.

After the case, Robert commented, “At Freeclaim Solicitors, we have the expertise and confidence to successfully take on complex and difficult claims that many other solicitors decline. I am delighted our client consulted us for a second opinion and that we were able to help him secure the very substantial award of compensation that he thoroughly deserved.”

As specialists in personal injury, and with over over 30 years’ experienced, we have the expertise to review more difficult and complex claims. If you’d like to discuss a claim that other solicitors have rejected, or if you are unhappy with the way your claim is proceeding, call us free on 0800 612 7340 for confidential, no obligation advice.

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Published: 23rd June 2014