Former electrician fears returning to work after injuries
– 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.