Lady Solicitor Personal Injury Claim Lady Justice Old Bailer

Contractors Pay Compensation to Injured Tenant

Our client, Mr C, rented a first floor flat from the local housing association in Keighley, West Yorkshire. The housing association arranged for some building works to be carried out to the property.

Unfortunately the contractors and sub-contractors failed to remove all of the debris and waste material. Mr C suffered injury when he tripped on some plastic sheeting protecting the carpets, which had become torn during the building work. Mr C fell onto a refuse sack which contained a piece of metal conduit, causing a laceration to his right thigh.

Mr C instructed us to bring a personal injury claim on his behalf on a no win fee basis. Liability for the accident was initially denied by both the main contractor and sub-contractor.

However, we refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. Mr C’s specialist injury claim solicitor argued our client’s case firmly and following a series of negotiations an out of court settlement was eventually reached, by which Mr C received injury compensation of £1,600.

The New Deal Fair Deal provides an alternative for specialist industrial accident claims and you can view more information from other case studies in this area. Read the case of a contributory negligence claim from a meat slicer accident where the meat slicing machine was not in a suitable condition for its purpose. Alternatively view the case study of a woman that recieved an electric shock at work leading to burns and soft tissue damage or the case of an injury at a distribution centre for an HGV driver who fell from the rear of a lorry whilst trying to restack a load that had become unstable.