We acted for a man who was the victim of an accident at work. He was winding a wheel on the Toffee Pan. The wheel was very stiff and had been reported on several occasions.
Whilst using the machine, his shoulder became painful. He reported the accident and had to have a scan on his shoulder. The wheel was replaced after he reported the accident. Our client still takes medication to ease the pain while at work.
His symptoms were improving but then he had another accident whilst he was cutting frozen butter. He told his boss that the butter was too hard to cut, but the technical operator told him that he would be reported if he didn’t. He tried to cut it, but this strained his shoulder, making his symptoms worse.
We have put our evidence to his employers, and they have admitted it was their fault and we negotiated a sufficient settlement figure for our client.