Accident at work – Back Injury

Back injury at work claim

The employee was a 45 year old man who sustained a severe back injury after an accident at work. During the course of his employment the man was injured when a forklift truck reversed, knocking him to the ground. The employee brought an action against his employer alleging that it was negligent in its health and safety duties towards its employees.


As a result of the back injury sustained the claimant was unable to return to his previous employment and needed to improve his qualifications to enhance possible job prospects. He also suffered from chronic back pain. He instructed a personal injury solicitor to deal with the claim on his behalf. They got an admittance of liability from the third party and instructed a medical expert to report on the injuries. Evidence from a medical expert provided to the court showed that the man had suffered degenerative changes, however after a pain management course the pain should relinquish.

The court awarded the claimant £195,831 for the back injury he suffered at work.


If you have suffered an injury due to an accident at work then we at R James Hutcheon Solicitors can fight for the compensation you deserve. We can be instructed on a no win no fee basis meaning there is no financial risk. Please visit our dedicated accident at work website for more information.