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Written on 25th May 2021

Boyes Turner’s personal injury lawyers obtained a £220,000 settlement and funded rehabilitation for a client who was injured in an accident at work. 

Our client was a lead operator at a factory, and was walking from one building to another when, suddenly and without warning, he was hit on the head by a metal roller shutter door which closed on top of him. The shutter struck the front of his head with sufficient force to crack the protective hat that he was wearing. 

He suffered pain in his neck and back, a minor head injury and post-concussion syndrome. He had ongoing problems with his hearing in one ear, headache, double vision, dizziness and depression. The soft tissue injuries to his neck and back developed into a chronic pain condition. 

Our client approached us soon after his accident. We notified the defendant (our client’s employer) and the employer’s liability insurers of our client’s claim, and secured rehabilitation funding from the insurers under the Rehabilitation Code. This funding enabled us to appoint a case manager to carry out an immediate needs assessment (INA) for our client and paid for him to have the recommended rehabilitation, including physiotherapy, steroid injections and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whilst the claim was ongoing, to give him the best prospects of recovery. After a short period of recovery, our client was able to return to work. 

Once our client’s injuries had settled and he was back at work, we entered into negotiations with the defendant’s insurers. After rejecting initial low offers by the defendant’s insurers, we pushed them to settle the case at full value by making timed-limited and formal settlement offers. The case settled, out of court, for £220,000. 

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