ASD Solicitors recently acted for an employee who was the victim of a prank at work that went disastrously wrong. Mr A, a mechanic in Doncaster, suffered a fracture to his cervical spine when a colleague within the workshop came up from behind and pulled his neck back with great force. This so-called ‘whiplash’ was a prank that the work colleague had done to other employees.
Richard Meggitt, part of ASD’s serious injury team, argued that the employer was responsible for the action of the work colleague and would be liable to pay the Claimant damages. Although liability was initially denied it was successfully argued that the employer knew or ought to have known of the actions of the individual and should be liable for his actions which had taken place at work.
Unfortunately, Mr A was absent from work for a number of months as a result of the so-called prank, the case eventually settled, without a trial, for a five-figure sum.
Richard Meggitt, Solicitor, from the serious injury team assisted the Doncaster based client to recover significant damages for the losses suffered.
If you need advice regarding an incident at work please call Richard Meggitt, Solicitor on 0114 2678780