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COMPENSATION FOR ACCIDENT AT WORK


Posted in News on Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Jody Cantillon and the Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors recently successfully represented a client who suffered serious Personal Injury, loss and damage as a result of an accident at work.

Our client was required to exit from the side door of a van, which was provided by their employer. The employer neglected to put the appropriate handhold in the van, so that when our client was getting out of the van, he had nothing to hold onto.   In the absence of the handhold, our client had to hold onto the pillar between the front door and the side door. Unfortunately, while our client was exiting the van, the door was closed by another employee and our client lost part of their finger.

Our client instructed us to bring a Personal Injury Claim.

The matter was submitted to PIAB (formally the Injuries Board). The parties (which included the employer, the owner of the vehicle and the manufacturer of the vehicle) denied liability for the accident in full and refused to engage with the PIAB process.

Circuit Court proceedings issued and full Defences were filed. The case ultimately settled, without our client having to go to Court, for significant compensation.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information.

Cantillons Solicitors are Personal Injuries Solicitors in Cork who deal with Personal Injuries Claims arising from accidents at work, car accident claims (including whiplash injuries) and injuries arising from falls in public places.

* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.  Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

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