Andrew was at work where he was tasked with throwing weighty 25kg boxes onto quite a high shelf. To do this, he stood on a plastic stool to help him leverage the heavy boxes to the height required. Unfortunately, a leg of the stool gave way and Andrew lost his balance. The sudden shock caused him to take the entire weight of the box on to his shoulder as he was throwing it upwards.
Andrew is a repeat client of this firm and contacted us soon after his accident at work.
We initiated a claim on behalf of our client. There was early indication that the insurers of Andrew’s employers were willing to negotiate settlement. We commissioned a medical report from a shoulder expert which indicated that he had no prior history of injury in the affected shoulder. During Andrew’s examination, he had joint pain and pain in his rotator cuff.
“I always recommend Paschal O’Hare Solicitors to people and the outcome of this recent case is exactly the reason why.” – Andrew
It was believed that Andrew would require shoulder surgery at a later date. The pain he experienced was a result of the accident, but more over his shoulder was left vulnerable to future problems. We entered negotiations with this in mind and settled the case for a sum of £20,000.
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