A carpenter who suffered a TV studio injury has won £10,000 in compensation. Work was being carried out in the studio to convert a store room into a space for use by the TV presenters working at the studio. However, a trench was dug in the floor by contractors and was left uncovered. Although the carpenter came into the studio to work and alerted the manager about the health and safety hazard, it remained uncovered and the carpenter tripped and fell into the trench causing his injuries. He suffered torn cartilage in his right knee but the injury failed to heal after two operations. The carpenter is no longer able to work full time and has to strap his knee regularly.
The TV studio initially denied responsibility claiming the carpenter was at fault, but the claimant was able to provide witnesses to support his claim for compensation. A TV studio injury like this one has left a reliable employee unable to work regularly resulting in a loss of wages. Compensation can help with this as well as the cost of any lifestyle changes you may have to make if injured at work.
Accidents and injuries at work
Slips, trips and falls are common accidents but they can cause serious injury. Health and safety training for all workers and contractors is important to help reduce the risk of injury or accident in the workplace and all employers must make this a top priority. Employers have a duty of care to their employees and anyone visiting the workplace, but any failure in this can cause a life-altering injury. Simple maintenance of the building and equipment can also help reduce the chances of injury. If you have had an accident at work due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim where you have been injured.
How Accident Advice Helpline can assist
Our law firm has been in business for 14 years and we have helped thousands of victims of accidents to claim compensation when someone else has been at fault. Accidents at work are no exception so you can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case with no obligations. Provided you suffered an injury, the accident occurred within the last three years and there is evidence that someone else was negligent, we could win you a cash payout to help you cope with your injuries. Compensation can help you with any loss of wages, any medical costs or any lifestyle changes you may have to make as a result of your injury.