Accident at Work – Settlement in Excess of £50,000

Malcolm Horner recently acted for a man in respect of an accident at work back in 2014 where he was assembling beds in a factory. The bed was positioned on a table and the Claimant was stretching a bed-spring. The table was faulty as the top of it was unstable and the Claimant had to hold it with one of his legs. The Claimant had reported that the table was faulty to his manager prior to the accident but the table was not repaired. Whilst the Claimant was stretching the bed-spring it gave way and hit him. The Claimant automatically sprung back and hit his back against a metal table behind him, sustaining injury.


He initially instructed other solicitors however the previous solicitors abandoned his case due to causation of injury concerns and also the clients credibility. A court order was obtained for disclosure of his criminal convictions and an Unless order in relation to him attending medical examinations. Malcolm successfully argued that his criminal convictions were not relevant to this accident where he was the victim here having suffered injuries due to his employers’ negligence. Malcolm eventually managed to secure him a settlement in excess of £50,000.


Malcolm is a fellow of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Solicitors) of which there are less than 200 nationally. If you have been involved in an accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, simply call us on 0161 928 3848 or email

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