Worker wins compensation after tree falls on him

Posted on 01/09/13 in News, No Comments

Mr S was involved in an accident at work on 18th March 2011. He was employed as a landscape gardener, part of his duties being to plant trees. On the day in question he using a forklift truck to load a tree onto the back of a van for transportation. He was not provided with equipment to help him put the tree onto the van, either in the form of mechanical equipment or straps to help him to lift the tree with the forklift truck.

Therefore, another forklift truck driver was assisting him. Due to the fact that no straps were available to fasten the tree to the forklift, the tree fell off the forks and landed on Mr S, knocking him off the lorry.

Mr S sustained a broken ankle.

Mr S came to WE Solicitors to help him recover compensation for his injuries. Mr S’s employers admitted that they were liable to pay him compensation after WE Solicitors made allegations to them in regards to their various failings to protect Mr S’s safety.

WE Solicitors negotiated compensation of £5579.50 on Mr S’s behalf. Both Mr S and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.

 

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