Claim against local council upheld after accident.
We acted for a “Mr P” from Manchester in relation to a claim against a local council. He was seriously injured in traumatic circumstances.
He had a workmate who assisted him with heavy lifting jobs, but the council took this workmate off him due to “cutbacks”. This left him lifting very heavy objects alone.
Added to this, he worked at height, meaning that he had to lift and carry heavy items many feet above the ground.
Inevitably, an accident occurred, leaving him injured and unable to work for some time. Then, when he made a claim for his injury, the council denied responsibility for the accident !
We obtained a supportive medical report from a top surgeon, and continued to pursue the council vigorously.
Eventually, we persuaded the council to make him a handsome offer. He was a very deserving client, and one that the whole practice liked enormously.
We were especially pleased that we got a good result for him.