Accident at work, worker injured due to a forklift truck driver colliding with another employee due to defective forklift truck. A compensation claim made by solicitors acting for the injured worker was made and the worker obtained £1800 for whiplash injuries to his neck.
Accident at work compensation claim was made when the worker who was a claimant collided with another employee’s fork lift truck when the breaks had a stopped working. The accident at work took place in a warehouse. He sustained whiplash personal injury to his neck.
The accident was caused by an electric fault. The worker was in pain and distress following the accident at work. He attended the accident and emergency department at his local hospital. He was diagnosed with “whiplash” injuries and given pain killers. The injured claimant fully recovered from his injury within 6 – 7 months.
He was advised to rest. After the workplace accident, health and safety advised that the defective forklift truck failed following routine servicing and that improvements were to be undertaken to avoid similar defects going unnoticed.
The accident at work solicitors obtained compensation for £1800 for the work related accident. The worker also received compensation for expenses and loss of earnings.
The accident at work solicitors acted on a NO WIN NO FEE agreement and recovered all legal costs off the insurance company. The worker received 100% compensation and 0% legal costs.