Forklift driver injured in an accident at his workplace receives compensation payout
Forklift driver receives compensation from his employer for injuries sustained in an accident within his workplace.
Accident Circumstances: Our client was working as a forklift driver in Bradford. Whilst acting in the course of his employment, he was travelling along a road in his fork lift truck within his works site. As he was travelling between warehouses his truck went down a large pothole and our client was thrown around the cab of the truck almost being thrown out of the cab. As a result of the accident our client sustained a personal injury.
Our Client’s Injuries: Lower back pain on the right side.
What did Hayward Baker Solicitors do to help: One of our personal injury specialists Alison Spriggs who is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives took on the case on a no-win-no-fee basis and sent a letter of claim to the defendant, who denied liability.
We collated evidence to prove that the accident was not our client’s fault but that of his employer and eventually liability was admitted in full.
We arranged for our client to be seen by a medical expert who after examining our client formulated a medical report upon his injuries. This report was used to show the defendant insurers the extent of our client’s injuries. It was this report that was also used to value our client’s claim for personal injury compensation.
We also claimed for our client’s out of pocket expenses which were travelling expenses, loss of earnings and medical expenses.
Resolution: Claim settled for £1,610.00