David Vogler, a maintenance engineer with Atlas Packaging in Barnstaple, North Devon, suffered leg and hip injuries in January 2011 when metal storage racking he was helping to assemble at work collapsed. Staff shortages led to his manager trying to assemble the racking with assistance from just Mr Vogler and a young trainee who had been employed by the company for only 3 days, instead of the usual team of 4 experienced workers. No mechanical lifting equipment was provided by Atlas and the assembly was at ceiling height when it collapsed without warning. All three men were injured in the accident.
Mr Vogler, who was previously in the Armed Forces and a fit and enthusiastic runner, suffered acute soft tissue strains which have stirred up underlying arthritis and greatly reduced his ability to run. Mike Clarke of our Bideford office was appointed by David Vogler to pursue a personal injury claim. Mike dealt with the case on a no win – no fee basis under Slee Blackwell’s popular scheme that guarantees claimants will receive 100% of their injury compensation without deduction of any legal costs.
Commenting on the case Mike said, “The lack of any proper planning or system for putting up this racking meant this was an accident waiting to happen. It is fortunate that David was not more seriously injured. Atlas Packaging’s insurers admitted liability for the accident and we obtained compensation of £3,500 for his injuries.” If you have been injured in an accident and wish to claim compensation then let one of Slee Blackwell’s specialist PI lawyers handle your case.
We are highly experienced in dealing with accident claims and have recovered millions of pounds in compensation on behalf of our clients. We are recommended by the highly influential legal directory The Legal 500 in the field of personal injury law and we have the added advantage of being local to you so that we can arrange to see you at home or in hospital if that is necessary.
With offices in Devon and Somerset (Barnstaple, Exeter, Taunton, Bideford, South Molton and Braunton) the chances are that we will have a branch near you. Give us a call today on 0808 139 1606 for a free assessment of your case.