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Accident lawyers secure compensation for council worker

A Thompsons’ client has received a £60,000 following injuries at work. Our client worked as janitor with Renfrewshire Council. In January 2013 he fell from a ladder whilst removing tables from a mezzanine level in the gym hall where he worked.

Our client contacted his union, Unison, for advice following the accident and was referred to Thompsons.

Our client suffered a significant injury to his right shoulder which restricted his working life. He also suffered an injury to his head and a worsening of a pre-existing neck injury.  Our client required to retire early as a result of his injuries.

Glasgow LawyerA claim was sent Renfrewshire Council but a fair settlement could not be agreed. We therefore raised an action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Those acting for the Council refused to accept our client ended his career early as a result of the accident and they made an offer of £30,000. We maintained that he had given up work as a result of the accident, which the Council eventually accepted. Our client agreed a final settlement of £60,000.

The accident happened as a result of a poor system of work, lack of guidance and no training. Our client was lucky that he was able to walk away without life threatening injury.  It was entirely avoidable had the defender taken more care toward the health, safety and well-being of their employee.

Laura Connor, the solicitor who handled the case said “My client had to retire early following this avoidable accident.  It has a significant impact on his enjoyment of life. I am pleased he has finally received the compensation that he is entitled to and hope that his former employers have taken steps to prevent this type of accident happening again.”

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