Our client was required to agitate and pour liquid concrete over steel rebars, which involved him walking along submerged rebars without adequate vision. After falling through the bars and sustaining injury our client initially consulted another law firm but was advised to give up on the case when his employer would not admit liability.
Upon taking over the claim, we argued that although the height differential was relatively low and the unsafe working practice complained of unfortunately commonplace, the employers’ actions still fell foul of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations and of the Work at Height Regulations and amounted to an unsafe system of work.
All that was required to avoid the obvious risk of injury in this type of case was the use of planks of wood or small boards that could allow workers to safely walk on the wet concrete.
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