Most accidents in the workplace are individual events that only affect one person. Occasionally they involve several people getting injured. Whether the injury claim in Southampton you’re involved with just involves you, or a number of your work colleagues too, we here at Accident Advice Helpline can assist. As one of the UK’s leading injury claim solicitors, we’re often involved with co-ordinating multiple claims at the same time. It’s not a problem.
4 workers hurt in “ski slope” collapse
A good example of a multiple injury victim incident happened recently in Earls Colne, Essex, when a device known as a “ski slope”, collapsed. A so called “ski slope” is a special piece of equipment used to install pre-cast concrete stairs.
It can be adjusted in terms its angle and height to suit the particular staircase being installed. 4 workers who were standing on the “ski slope” at the time were all injured – thankfully none of them were hurt too seriously.
Propping-up system collapsed
The accident happened as the concrete was being poured into the stair mould. Five props, which were acting as supports to prop the “ski slope” in position, gave way. The “ski slope” collapsed and the 4 workers fell from heights varying from 1 metre to 3 metres.
The injuries that were suffered included a dislocated shoulder, a fractured arm, a twisted ankle, various minor but nonetheless painful knee and back injuries, and severe bruising. Had the staircase been at a higher stage, the injuries could have been more severe.Open Claim Calculator
No safe working system devised
When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) looked into the case, they found that the work had not been thoroughly risk assessed by the employer; therefore a safe working system had not been devised. The company was found guilty of contravening the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They were fined a total of £12,500 and instructed to pay legal costs amounting to a further £1,357.
Launching an injury claim in Southampton isn’t just about the money
Even relatively lighter injuries are worth pursuing in terms of compensation. It means that the employer is forced to take notice of what has happened and take appropriate action to prevent other similar accidents and injuries in the future. In other words it’s not just about the money.
However you are entitled to compensation for your injury claim in Southampton if you’ve been hurt and someone else is to blame. To find out just how much, you should use the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you can gain free access to here on our website. All it takes is 30 seconds of your time.
Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee*’ service
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the proponents of the ‘no win, no fee*’ injury claim process. In fact we were one of the first to introduce it. It’s highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen, the well-known consumer crusader. To find out more call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.