Personal Injury Claims

Our personal injury solicitors specialise in representing people who have had accidents that are no fault of their own.

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Injury at Work – Workplace Pranks

Workplace pranks can be harmless fun but sometimes a practical joke at work can have serious consequences for both employers and employees.

The point was highlighted in one case where we helped our client recover compensation of £4,500 for a neck injury that he suffered as a result of a practical joke.

A co-worker thought it would be funny to roll a product off of a highly stacked pallet to hit our client on the head as he walked passed. As a result, our client suffered torticollis (soft tissue injury to the neck) which kept him off work for four weeks and took a total of 12 months to fully resolve.

We succeeded in establishing that our client’s employer should be held vicariously liable for the reckless actions of the co-worker. The employer’s insurance company accepted this and so we then arranged for our client to be examined by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Following that examination and a full review of our client’s medical records, we negotiated a compensation settlement.

Our client was very happy to recover his loss of earnings alongside compensation for the pain he suffered over the 12 months following the accident. We were happy to represent this client for a second time, having previously assisted him in recovering compensation following an accident at work where he was injured as a result of being exposed to dangerous working conditions.

Personal, prompt, caring and communication by email was excellent.

How can our personal injury lawyers help you?

We have substantial knowledge of handling compensation claims arising from virtually every type of workplace.

We can advise you on the merits of your claim in a free initial appointment. We are able to offer a fully insurance protected No Win No Fee conditional fee agreement and will explain to you the best options available for funding your claim and how your case should be best pursued.

We will investigate your case quickly and help you concerning your entitlement to compensation and assistance. If possible we will obtain an interim payment of damages for you.

Gotelee is a recognised local expert and, with offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Woodbridge and Melton, can offer a personal and local service at every step of the process.

To find out more, call us on 01473 298125 or complete our online enquiry form.

Our Lawyers

James Davies
Partner
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Howard Bush
Chartered Legal Executive and Associate
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Stevan Stratton
Associate Solicitor
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Siân Mullane
Chartered Legal Executive, Associate
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