£14, 470 compensation awarded after man struck by mini digger at work
We recently acted for a man after he was involved in a workplace construction accident
and helped him claim compensation for his injuries
Our client was employed as a labourer on a building contract on the A46 when the accident occurred.
He was performing work that involved trenching and duct installation to widen and improve the A46. As he was sweeping up and assisting with the laying of pipe he was struck by a four and a half tonne mini digger
which was being driven by a colleague.
Our client had to be airlifted to hospital where he had surgery. He sustained a fracture to his tibia and fibula and was absent from work for 5 months
We pursued a claim on behalf of our client on the basis that his employer failed to comply with the Construction Regulations
and failed to provide our client with a safe system of work. Full liability was admitted by the employer's insurers.
The medical expert believed our client made a full recovery within 12 months and compensation was negotiated to £14,470.31
and awarded to our client.