Our serious injury solicitors helped a man after he was injured when delivering groceries stacked in cages.
Steven, a delivery driver from Newark, in the process of securing the cages within his wagon when a ratchet strap came free. He fell from the back of his lorry to the ground and suffered a head injury which required surgery. He also fractured his ribs. Following the accident Steven had some short term memory problems and personality changes.
Due to his injuries Steven initially had to surrender his HGV licence, affecting his ability to work. He has some ongoing issues but has now resumed driving although works outside of the driving profession.
An out of court settlement was reached by Lisa Fairclough of Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Serious Injury Team. This was discounted to take account of contributory negligence as Steven had made some errors in the way in which he secured the load. He received £75,000 in full and final settlement of his claim.
Lisa said: “Steven’s settlement has helped him move forward with his new life and given him some financial security. His accident goes to show how important properly maintained work equipment and properly thought out methods are in preventing serious workplace injuries”.
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