Delivery Driver Awarded £11,000 After He Suffered a Workplace Accident
Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully recovered £11,000 in compensation for our client after he suffered a work place fall.
At the time of the accident, our client was making deliveries with his colleague (who was the driver).
The items for delivery should have all been safely secured in the back of the lorry prior to when they were loaded.
However upon delivery, as soon as our client opened the shutter a sofa fell on top of him knocking him to the ground. The sofa had clearly been inadequately secured inside the vehicle and had been leaning against the shutter.
Our client reported the incident to his superior, who told him to get on with the job and did not excuse him from his duties for the day. He took paracetamol and cocodamol to try and ease the pain.
The pain became worse which resulted in the client attending Warrington General Emergency Department where he was referred for an x-ray. Our client developed Psoriatic Arthritis which was exacerbated and triggered by the accident. The client returned to work for 5-6 weeks but the pain was unbearable and left the position soon after.
As a result of the Accident of Work, our client was awarded £11,000 in compensation.
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