Preston-based PHC Law has backed a court’s decision to award a woman £2,000 in compensation after she was injured at work.
Mrs Wilkinson was working in a hospital kitchen using a portable, combined fridge and oven unit when the accident happened. As she attempted to close the door of the fridge, another door attached to the cooker opened, causing hot air to rush out of the appliance and catch her in the face.
Mrs Wilkinson suffered scalding to her face and neck and was forced to take three weeks off work as a result. Thankfully, despite receiving extremely painful injuries, she went on to make a full recovery and was not scarred during the .
Following the incident, Mrs Wilkinson decided not to suffer in silence and contacted PHC Law to discover whether she was entitled to make a claim. The professional team at PHC Law talked her through the whole process and agreed to take on the case on a no win, no fee basis. The company’s legal costs were recovered separately and Mrs Wilkinson was able to keep 100 per cent of her compensation.
John Cooper, a senior consultant of PHC Law said: “We’re delighted that Mrs Wilkinson has been suitably compensated following an accident that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen. Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to their workers, and must ensure that they are providing a safe and secure working environment.
“We would urge anyone who has been injured following an accident at work to get in touch with a member of the team at PHC Law, just like Mrs Wilkinson did, to see if they could be entitled to compensation.”
A client of the well-known PHC Law has received £2,700 in damages following an .
The Preston-based solicitors work with victims of road traffic accidents, accidents at work, personal injury and criminal injuries, awarding claimants the compensation they deserve following devastating accidents. The company works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and provides free injury claim assessments.
The claimant of PHC Law’s latest case worked on a production line where breakfast cereals were packaged. The accident occurred when he was struck in the face by a cereal box that had been rejected by the machine he was working on. The corner of the box caused a scratch to the surface of his eye, after which he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injury. As a result of the accident the man had to cover the injured eye with a pad for two weeks, in which time he was unable to attend work for a full six weeks.
Following the accident PHC Law contacted the man’s Consultant Eye Specialist and obtained a report detailing his recovery and confirming that there would be no long term damage caused to the injured eye.
The insurers admitted liability and damages were agreed at £2.700. All legal costs were recouped from the other side and, as per PHC Law’s ethos; the claimant received one hundred per cent of the compensation.
“We’re thrilled to have helped in winning this case for the man in question,” said Victoria Leah of PHC Law. “We believe that the compensation amount that has been awarded is suitable and are happy to have helped. At PHC Law we strive to recover compensation for victims and are pleased with the results of this case.”
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The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is pleased to welcome Ryan Bliss to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department.
Bliss has experience working on both sides of the Workers’ Compensation law, having worked on the defense side prior to joining the firm. In addition to Workers’ Compensation, Bliss’ experience in law encompasses several areas including family law, real estate, trust and estates.
Bliss enjoys working on the side of the law that helps injured NC workers because he values the relationships that develop. Bliss is able to develop strong, meaningful relationships with his clients while helping them navigate the complicated Workers’ Compensation system.
“It is important to me to represent people who are most affected by an injury from simply doing their job,” said . “Representing faceless companies with lots of red tape on the defense side was not the reason I became a lawyer.”
Bliss received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, where he graduated magna cum laude.
“I’m proud to be part of a team with such a great reputation in helping injured NC workers,” Bliss said.
Bliss joins a team of 5 other who have a wealth of experience helping injured workers in North Carolina. Several have experience on both the defense and plaintiff’s side of Workers’ Compensation law. In addition, the Workers’ Compensation team includes a former Deputy Commissioner and a former Special Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission . The Workers’ Compensation department also has three attorneys who are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation law.