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Case Study Accidents in the Workplace

Accidents at work

Cheadle Solicitors are a firm of Solicitors who specialise in Personal injury. Our expert solicitors deal with a variety of claims and have vast knowledge and experience in dealing with Accidents at Work.

Accidents that occur whilst moving or lifting heavy items.

Employers have a duty of care to all their employees to ensure their health & safety
in the workplace, so if you have suffered an injury as the result of moving or lifting,
we can advise you if you are entitled to make a claim.

Case Study

Our client who is employed by a local hospital trust as a housekeeper was told to
shift some units into the kitchen as they were short staffed. He was told to move
heavy crates which weighed in excess of 25KGS. As he was lifting one such crate,
our client suddenly felt a sharp pain in his elbow, causing him to drop the crate. He
did not receive any training on how to lift these items.
His employers accepted liability (fault) and he received the sum of £4,000, without
going to court.

Trips and slips in the workplace

Suffering an injury from a trip or slips is quite common in the workplace. From a
pothole in the car park, to tripping over cable wire or an obstruction on the walkway.
Employers have a duty of care to all their employees to ensure their health & safety
in the workplace, so if you have suffered an injury as the result of a Trip or slip that
wasn’t your fault, we can advise you if you are entitled to make a claim.

Case Study

Our client was walking through the site when she tripped up over a pallet which had
been left on the floor, causing her to suddenly trip up and fall to the ground, landing
on her elbow, resulting in a fracture. She received the sum of £20,000, without going
to court.

Personal Protective Equipment.( PPE)

PPE is equipment you should be provided with to protect you from injury. Such
 equipment includes Safety gloves, goggles, boots helmet and if working in a noisy 
environment ear plugs.
Employers have a duty of care to all their employees to ensure their health & safety
 in the workplace, so if you have suffered an injury as the result of your employer’s 
failure to provide protective equipment we can advise if you are entitled to make a
 claim.

Case Study

Our client was employed as a cleaner at a Nightclub. He was instructed to remove
 chewing gum from the floor of the nightclub; he was instructed to remove the gum by
 using a spatula type tool, which had a Stanley knife blade at the end of it. Whilst 
removing the gum from the floor the blade in question slipped causing lacerations to
 3 fingers of the right hand. He was not provided with Safety gloves.
 He received the sum of £2,500, without going to court.


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