Accident At Work
A 60 year old worker sustained a severe back injury at work as a ambulance driver. The accident occurred when the worker was transferring a patient weighing 20 stone, he was removing the patient from the ambulance when the wheels of the stretcher became loose. The worker was forced to support the patients weight and the stretcher for 5 minutes.
After the accident the worker made a Accident At Work claim against his employers for failing to maintain adequate health and safety standards for all employees. Liability was admitted and his claim was successful and was awarded £150,000 which also included future loss and earnings as he was unable to return to his employment.
The accident also triggered a pre-existing back condition causing the claimant to suffer severe discomfort in his back for which he took medication to relieve the pain.
If you have suffered a back injury at work then you can make a claim with us by visiting our website. There is also a facility to calculate the amount you could possibly be entitled to by using our compensation calculator.