Accident at work compensation, how much ??
i had a accident in work 18 months ago ,pack of timber fell on me ! got taken to hospital xrayed told i had a broken leg ,put in a back cast and told to come back in a week for a full cast when swelling went down ,went back and specialist told me its not broken just a sprain ,the next few weeks i spent on crutches ,when i could walk on the leg ,now and again the ankle would give way on me 'not good when i have 3 dobermans to exercise' went to see a specialist who said i had torn the ligaments ,to date ive had physio 15 times ,mri scan ,and 4 weeks ago anthroscopy /micro fracture surgery to the ankle to remove cartilage and a piece of chipped bone and to try and form some new cartilage ,been told ive got to spend the next 8 weeks on crutches then more physio ,been told not to run/jog on it for 6 monthsd and a full recovery if it works will take 12months ,anyone any idea what i should be aiming to achieve in compensation ??
Altered to remove shouty capitals – ModPosted 8 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Did it damage your ability to use full stops, thus constructing HUWGE sentences?
Phone one of those "I walked into the path of a forklift and got hurt, now I want to sue my workplace for their gross negligence" places and they'll try and rap3 your employers for every last penny.Posted 8 years ago
Out of curiosity I had a look at your previous posts to see if you'd managed a longer sentance.
Is this timeber accident a different one to your whiplash which required physio 15 times, MRI etc etc and has left you unable to ride?
I think I'll grab the biscuits and a coffee too!Posted 8 years ago
Im a joiner/woodmachinist by trade .Been doing the job for over 10 years ,Its happened in the past to my workmates and me without injury .We've complained about the way in which timber had been stacked on a few occasions ! But nothing was done ,after the accident the timber suppliers have been notified.To date the timber has been arriving with more bands and timber skids throughout the pack .Why does it have to take someone to have a accident,before things get sorted !!!Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
er pikelycactus its kinda surprising that you havent raised this already with your employer especially as it happened overr a year ago suggesting that it wasnt actually as serious as you have described or youve just realised you can make some money out of this caper the reailty is that by law any such accident needs to be recorded and notified by your employer to its el insurer as a potential notifiiable claim you will then having provided the evidence of the accident be able to make a claim aganist the insurer the trouble is that because youve left it a long time and already had further treatment for other injuries its likely that this will take some unravelling and even then as others have said it is dependent on the facts and whether or not you had any liability for the accident in which case any settelement will be lowerPosted 8 years agowwaswasSubscriber
If I'd engaged a solicitor who, 18 months after the accident, still couldn't tell me what the likely level of compensation in my case would be I'd be looking for another one. They must have access to case law for similar instances and have details of your loss of earnings etc.
You can be damn sure they know exactly what their fees on the case will be.Posted 8 years agoboriselbrusSubscriber
It totally depends on the level of culpability of the employer. Did he have risk assessments, method statements, training records etc. Have you lost much in the way of pay? If you were off work for 3 days or more then the accident must have been reported (RIDDOR Regs). What is the long term prognosis?
To (not) answer your question, anything between a few hundred if you have been fully paid and the company did everything right, to tens of thousands if you will have long term problems and the company did everything wrong. Big payouts are still pretty rare though despite what the media and ambulance chasers will tell you.Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
They must have access to case law for similar instances
I *think* they use a manual called Kemp & Kemp, which gives the ranges of damages for various injuries. Of course, it might all have changed since I sat, bored out out of mind, in a nearly inactive litigaiton department for 6 months of my training way back when.
So, the short answer to the OP's quesiotn is that we don't know. No-one posting on here appears to be a PI lawyer, and fewer still have full access to the details of the OP's accident (from all sides of the story).Posted 8 years ago
Drop the claim and become a fulltime Pirate instead.
No I don't mean tanning up and hanging round the coast of East Africa. I mean a REAL Pirate…
Benefits? You could put said bird on your shoulder and teach her to say 'give us an 8th'
and you could fashion the said block of wood as a pegleg to complete the look.
Sorted.Posted 8 years ago
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