For­mer elec­tri­cian fears re­turn­ing to work af­ter in­juries

The Scarborough News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY -

– from page 29 was stress­ful enough but to be ac­cused of ly­ing was an­other blow from an em­ployer I’d been loyal to for seven years.”

Si­mon Wil­son, Na­tional Prac­tice Lead of Se­ri­ous In­jury claims at Thomp­sons Solic­i­tors, said: “This has been a very trau­matic time for our client, which was made worse by his em­ployer’s re­luc­tance to ac­cept re­spon­si­bil­ity for pro­vid­ing him with in­ad­e­quate equip­ment to work with.

“Ini­tially, Phillip’s em­ploy­ers in­di­cated that they would ac­cept full re­spon­si­bil­ity but later they changed their mind and tried to blame Phillip for the ac­ci­dent, which caused him great dis­tress at a time when he should have been con­cen­trat­ing on his re­cov­ery and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

“We had to com­mence court pro­ceed­ings on Phillip’s be­half, in or­der to se­cure in­terim pay­ments to fund his treat­ment and ther­a­pies, and even­tu­ally to se­cure the com­pen­sa­tion that he de­served.

“All em­ploy­ers have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that their staff are fully trained and op­er­at­ing in safe work­places. Un­for­tu­nately for Phillip, the lack of care taken by EMCE has left him with a painful in­jury and a fear of re­turn­ing to a job he used to love.”

EMCE were con­tacted for a com­ment but have yet to re­spond.

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