Farleys’ personal injury team was approached by Mr D about the possibility of making a claim for compensation after he suffered life changing injuries in an accident at work.


Mr D was working as an apprentice at the time of the accident. He was asked by his supervisor to go up a ladder onto the roof of a house. While getting from the ladder onto the roof, Mr D fell backwards off the roof.

Mr D suffered devastating and life changing injuries in the form of serious fractures to both of his heels. He required multiple operations including surgery to fuse his bones back together. He is now unable to work a manual job and is classed as disabled as a result of his injuries. He requires assistance and adaptations at home including help with stairs and specialist shoes.

How Farleys Were Able to Help

Mr D instructed Nick Molyneux of Farleys Solicitors to act on his behalf in a claim against his employer for the negligence which caused Mr D’s accident. Nick instructed medical experts to assess Mr D’s injuries and give their expert opinion on his future treatment and prospects on the job market. He received reports from experts in orthopaedics, psychiatry, care, an orthotist, and an engineer regarding working at height.

Once we had filed a claim against Mr D’s employer, liability for the accident was disputed with Mr D’s employer claiming the accident was Mr D’s fault. Nick maintained that the accident would not have happened had Mr D been supplied with a roof ladder. There was still no admission of liability.

Despite liability being strongly denied by the employer, Nick fought Mr D’s case and with the help of the expert reports to put a strong case to Mr D’s employers and negotiated a settlement which took into consideration the extreme pain and suffering Mr D had experienced, his inability to work during his recovery, and his future disadvantages on the job market. They reached a successful settlement of almost a quarter of a million pounds.

Nick commented,

Mr D suffered severe and devastating injuries due to the negligence of his employer and will now suffer the effects of those injuries across his work and home life for many years to come. We hope this successful settlement will go some way to provide assistance and financial stability for Mr D while he finds work and for future adaptations required to his home. We wish him all the best for the future.

Contact an Accident at Work Specialist

If you have suffered injury as a result of an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Speak to Farleys’ personal injury specialists for an assessment of your case on 0845 287 0939 or get in touch by email.