Accident at Work Results in Compensation Despite Employer Going Bust

Mr H of Barnsley suffered a fractured knee at work. He slipped on moss on the forecourt of his place at work. Mr H thought he may not be able to claim as the insurers for his employer went bust and had ceased trading. Mr H contacted Richard Meggitt of ASD Solicitors who advised that…

Justice for Amateur Footballers After Road Crash

ASD assisted five semi-professional footballers who were injured on their way to a football match when the mini bus in which they were passengers was struck by another vehicle. Although the mechanics of the accident were not in doubt, the Defendant’s representatives intimated that the footballers had not been injured as they described.   With…

Jaws of Life Cause Serious Injury

Chris Chappell, Solicitor at ASD, successfully assisted Mr S in gaining compensation for a serious injury he sustained at work. The jaws of life have a motor linked by two pipes through which hydraulic liquid is pumped. There had been a problem with this equipment approximately one week before Mr S’s accident but it would…

Sheffield Woman Awarded £20,000 After Serious Foot Injury

ASD successfully pursued a claim for compensation on behalf of Mrs F, a Sheffield woman whose life was blighted by an injury she sustained when she stepped into a defective inspection grate in the pavement. Both Yorkshire Water and Sheffield City Council denied liability for the accident and proceedings had to be issued against both…

ASD Act for Injured Vehicle Mechanic in Sheffield

Mr R was exiting an inspection pit having been working on the underside of a van, when he struck his head on the valance to the van, causing a head injury which resulted in severe headaches, speech difficulties, disorientation, nausea, altered senses and thereafter psychological difficulties. Insufficient safety equipment ASD pursued a claim against Mr…

Sheffield Cyclist Receives Compensation After Accident

ASD acted for Mr D who was unfortunately knocked off his bicycle as he rode along South Road in Sheffield, due to the Defendant opening his car door right in front of Mr D as he cycled along the road, knocking him from his bike and causing personal injury. Mr D suffered a fractured right…

Excavator driver sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

A Nottinghamshire demolition company and one of its employees have appeared in court after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site. Labourer James Wilson, of Misterton, was working for Bloom Plant Ltd on a demolition site on Kilton Road, Worksop, on 10…

DON’T GET MUGGED BY AN INSURER

The insurance industry states that it is capable of looking after the interest of individuals who are injured at work and on the road etc. This case illustrates that individuals have to be extremely careful and cautious if they are to allow an insurer to ‘help’ them directly. Mr N, a scaffolder in Sheffield was…

7 Year Battle with Insurer Results in Compensation

Award: £90,000.00 Location: Lincolnshire Mr D, from Louth in Lincolnshire, mistakenly believed the insurers for the company who were to blame for his accident at work would quickly settle his claim for compensation. Mr D, a fencer, fell into an unguarded ditch at a construction site in Yorkshire. He fell awkwardly trapping his left arm…