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Arthur’s Workplace Injury Claim Settles for £30,900 (Mallusk)

Arthur was performing his duties at a factory in Mallusk when he unexpectedly fell from an unstable ladder, resulting in a severe laceration to his right shin after striking it against a draw bar. The accident prompted immediate action from Arthur, who reported the incident to his supervisors and sought medical attention at the Royal Victoria Hospital. He was off work for some 8 weeks due to his injuries.

Arthur Contacts Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors

After experiencing ongoing pain from the injury, Arthur contacted Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors. Our solicitor, Chris McAllister, quickly identified a viable claim for compensation, noting the lack of training in working at height and unsafe work practices at Arthur’s workplace.

Our firm promptly drafted a letter of claim to Arthur’s employer, outlining the allegations. This initiative led to an admission of liability from the employer’s insurer. We compiled all relevant medical records, including those from hospital visits and his GP, and arranged for Arthur to be examined by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. The medical assessments highlighted persistent pain and the necessity for antibiotics, along with a report from a Consultant Plastic Surgeon detailing permanent scarring expected to resolve over 18 months.

Following the receipt of detailed medical reports, initial compensation discussions started at £6,500. However, after our persistent negotiations and an invitation to the insurers to observe the extent of scarring, we secured a revised offer of £30,000 for Arthur’s injuries and an additional £931.35 for lost earnings. Arthur was delighted with the outcome.

Workplace injuries can significantly disrupt your life and health. At Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, we strive to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. With a long-standing tradition of supporting Northern Ireland’s workforce, our dedicated team in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus is prepared to assist you with your workplace injury claims. Learn more about our services or contact our expert solicitors today.


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