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Compensation For Man After Fall Injury At Work

The Leeds Personal Injury team represents a man who was injured at work.

In October 2007 our client was working as a delivery driver for a pine furnishing company.

He was delivering furniture to a local residential address and, on arriving at the house, he attempted to exit the 7.5 tonne truck he had been driving via the back doors.  He stepped down from the truck using a bar that was fixed on the back of the truck to prevent other cars going through the back of the van.  He was wearing safety shoes with rubber soles. 

As he attempted to leave the vehicle, he fell and landed on the ground, sustaining injury to his collar bone. He was immediately taken to hospital by his colleague.

Our client sustained a fractured collar bone as a result of the accident.

The personal injury team in our Leeds office made a claim against our client’s employer due to the failure of the employer to ensure that our client was provided with appropriate equipment for the task he was undertaking.  Our client received £6,250 in compensation.

Cathryn Godfrey, Associate Solicitor for Personal Injury in Leeds said: "Our client sustained injury as a result of the negligence of his employer. It is important that employers follow the correct procedures and practices to ensure that all employees are provided with a safe working environment."

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