£100,000 damages and costs for Chris Richards in complex employer’s liability claim

March 21, 2022

Chris Richards has successfully represented an electrician who made a high-value claim after being injured in an accident at work.

The Claimant had been working at an industrial site. The Claimant was being led by another member of staff to the area where he was supposed to be working. Unfortunately, the route taken was unsafe. The Claimant caught his foot on a pipe which had been sticking out of the ground. The Claimant fell to the floor and suffered a serious injury to his knee.

The Defendant denied that they had done anything wrong and instructed counsel to defend the claim. The claim was complex and involved difficult issues of vicarious liability.

With careful preparation of the case from Chris and his experienced solicitors, the Defendant agreed to settle the case and pay the Claimant over £100,000 for his damages and costs.

Chris Richards is a member of the personal injury department at Exchange Chambers, and was instructed by Sally Gray of Ralli Solicitors.