200K Settlement For Rossendale Lorry Driver
He needed some “no win no fee” advice about a personal injury claim after an accident at work.
He was working as an HGV driver and fell from the back of his truck whilst loading.
The platform at the back of the truck was muddy and slippery from a visit to a motorway site.
But Graham hadn’t been provided with any safety footwear or any proper training.
Employers have a legal duty to take care for the safety of their employees.
They should make a proper assessment of the risks involved and operate a safe system of work.
Employers should also provide all necessary safety equipment.
It was clear that they were in breach of their duty in this case.
So we were happy to act for Graham on “no win no fee” terms.
He suffered a very serious injury to his knee.
As a result of that he needed major surgery on the knee.
Graham was unable to return to HGV driving and had to change jobs.
Medical experts prepared detailed reports.
We also prepared full details of the likely future loss of earnings.
We then brought a court action against the employers.
They initially denied responsibility for the accident.
But the insurers agreed to negotiate as the trial was apporaching.
Mr Hailey then accepted a settlement of over £200,000.