200K Settlement For Rossendale Lorry Driver
He was working as an HGV driver and fell from the back of his truck whilst loading and suffered an knee injury.
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.
In Graham’s case it was clear to us that the employers were in breach of their legal duties.
So we were happy to take on his case and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
The injury to Graham’s knee turned out to be very serious.
As a result he needed major surgery.
Medical experts prepared detailed reports about the long-term impact of Graham’s injury.
This was very important because he was unable to return to driving a truck and eventually had to change jobs.
We prepared detailed calculations of Graham’s likely future loss of earnings.
We then brought a court action against the employers.
The insurers initially denied responsibility for the accident.
But as the trial was approaching the insurers agreed to negotiate with us.
As a result of those negotiations we helped Graham reach a settlement of over £200,000.