Mrs E. – Ankle Injury at Work (£3,000)

Home » Case Study » Mrs E. – Ankle Injury at Work (£3,000)

Mrs E  was employed as an administration assistant in an office and part of her duties included filing of files and documents.  Her employers had a racking system to hold the files, which filled one of the walls.

This meant that some of the filing had to be done at above head height.

To access the higher levels she had to stand on a stool and whilst she was doing this the stool tipped over and she sustained an injury to her left ankle.

Initially her employer denied liability and argued that she should not have used the stool to stand on because she should have known that it was unstable.

We were able to argue that no other means of accessing the higher levels of the racking system were available and that this was the only way she could carry out this part of her duties.

We were also able to show that Mrs E’s employers knew that she was doing her job in this way and did not intervene to tell her to stop or provide a safe means of accessing the racking.

We were able to show that Mrs E’s employers had not carried out a risk assessment and so had exposed her to an avoidable risk of injury.

After the accident an assessment was carried out and appropriate kick stools were purchased  for future use by employees

We successfully obtained compensation for Mrs E  of £3,000.

Ibbotson Brady Solicitors Limited
Ibbotson Brady Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Our SRA number is 607649. The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. Registered office: Park House, Park Square West, Leeds LS1 2PW, Our services are provided by Solicitors of England and Wales. The SRA Code of Conduct applicable to Solicitors in England and Wales may be viewed at http://www.sra.org.uk Our VAT Registration number is 772 6287 01. Our Company Registration (England) number is 8699543 The information that is made available on our Website is intended for general information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice or any other type of advice. We accept no liability for any loss arising as a result of reliance on the information contained on our Website. Whilst we try to ensure that all information on our Website is accurate, no representation or warranty is given that the content on our Website is accurate, complete, up to date or error free. Use of our Website is at your own risk. We take reasonable steps to prevent viruses and malicious code on our Website but no liability is accepted for them.

Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 2019 Ibbotson Brady Solicitors. All rights Reserved.
Designed and Developed by JDR Group