Mr M suffered an accident whilst working at a local college, suffering a significant injury to his back.
As a result Mr M was absent from his employment for a considerable period of time and was ultimately forced to give up his work as a result of the severity of the injury sustained.
Twelve months after the incident occurred Mr M contacted Farleys Solicitors wishing to pursue an accident at work claim. Despite prolonged delay in relation to the date of injury and the date the claim was made Farleys’ Personal Injury team were able to successfully recover a significant settlement for Mr M.
How Farleys personal injury team helped
Following instruction from Mr M the experts at Farleys formulated a detailed letter of claim and sent it to his employer. Liability for the accident was disputed, but fortunately Mr M received expert legal advice from our solicitors and an expert barrister was instructed at an early stage to provide advice as to the prospect of success.
Farleys were able to recover Mr M’s medical records from his General Practitioner, the Accident & Emergency Department of Royal Blackburn Hospital as well as the local musculoskeletal service and the numerous MRI scans which the Claimant had undergone after the accident. Mr M had also been treated under the care of the Pain Management Team at Royal Blackburn Hospital and underwent extensive treatment including injections and de-nervation treatment in an attempt to alleviate the continuing symptoms at the lower back.
An appropriate Orthopaedic Consultant was instructed to prepare a report into Mr M’s injuries. The report was not accepted by the Defendant and so Farleys Solicitors LLP began Court proceedings on behalf of the Mr M as we were convinced that he had a claim against his employer on the basis that they had breached their duty of care to him and failed to take appropriate steps pursuant to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 to reduce to a minimum the risk of injury as a result of Mr M’s employment.
Claims were pursued on behalf of the Mr M for his personal injury and past loss of earnings as well as the cost of undertaking DIY and decorating in the home which he would have done for himself had it not been for the accident.
Ultimately, a Defence was received and proceedings were continuing before the Court when the experts at Farleys negotiated a settlement for Mr M in excess of £30,000.