Delivery driver injured when handling heavy goods receives compensation

Our client was making a delivery in the course of his employment.  As our client was pulling a package out the back of his van, it dropped to the floor causing our client to fracture his shoulder.  The package weighed around 40-50 kg and had no label or other distinguishing mark or warning on it to indicate that it was heavy.  In addition, our client advises that he did not receive full training relating to manual handling.

Our Client’s Injuries:

Fractured right shoulder and soft tissue injury to neck.

How Hayward Baker helped:

We took on this accident at work heavy lifting claim on a No Win No Fee basis and once our client had signed his Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) we stated the claim through the insurers online  low value claims portal.

We received an early response to our letter of claim which set out why we were blaming the Defendant for our client’s accident and liability was admitted. This meant that as long as we could prove our client’s injuries were as a result of the accident then the defendant insurers would pay our client compensation.

To prove our client’s injuries we arranged a medical appointment with an Orthopaedic Consultant who having examined our client would formulate a report upon his injuries. It was this report that we used to value our client’s claim.

The medical report highlighted a number of out of pocket expenses (what we call Special Damages) that our client could also claim for and these included:

  • Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Care and Assistance

Once our client was happy with the medical report and the consultants prognosis we negotiated settlement of our client’s claim.

Resolution:

We settled our client’s claim for just under £7000.00 inclusive of damages (compensation for injuries sustained in the accident) and special damages.

 

 


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Delivery driver injured when handling heavy goods receives compensation
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