Accident at Work Victim Receives £16,873 Compensation Case Study

We settled a personal injury claim for a client who suffered a back injury in an accident at work.

The accident happened whilst our client was unloading a delivery from a container to his van. The container had been overloaded by another member of staff and exceeded the maximum level which in-turn meant that when our client tried to lift the container he suffered a back injury due to the sheer weight of the container. 

Our client suffered an acute disc herniation and had to have an anagram and MRI scan along with an epidural injection for the pain.

He then underwent surgery with discectomy in Nov 2009. In Jan 2010 he underwent further surgery and required recovery time off work. He returned to work following rehabilitation and has made significant improvements in his health albeit that he still suffers some ongoing back pain and discomfort. 

Our client received £16,873 in compensation after his employer admitted liability for his accident. 

This personal injury claim was brought against the employer as they have a duty to provide a safe system of work for employees at all times. The employer failed to provide the correct level of supervision and due to Manual Handling Regulations they exposed our client to an unnecessary risk of injury.

This information was originally published on our website on 18/10/2011.

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