Rossendale Client Wins £200,000 After Fall From Lorry

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Accident at work Rossendale

Mr Hailey from Rossendale consulted Mulderrigs about his workplace accident.

He was working as an HGV driver.

The platform at the back of his wagon was muddy and slippery from a visit to a motorway site.

This caused him to fall from the back of his truck whilst loading.

All employers have a legal duty to take care for the safety of their employees at work.

They should make a proper assessment of any risks involved, operate a safe system of work and provide safe equipment.

  • No proper risk assessments had been carried out by his employer.
  • In addition to that Mr Hailey had not been provided with appropriate safety footwear.

 

So it seemed clear that there had been a breach of duty in this case.

So we were happy to act for Mr Hailey on “no win no fee” terms.

Mr Hailey suffered a very serious injury to his knee.

Because of his injury he had to undergo surgery to correct the damage.

He was unable to return to work as an HGV driver and had to change jobs.

We brought a court action against his employers.

Expert medical evidence was obtained along with details of his likely future loss of earnings.

The quality of the expert evidence meant that Mr Hailey was able to reach a settlement of over £200,000.