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Compensation for injury from fork lift truck

When a warehouse operative was injured at work by a fork-lift truck, Bartletts expert personal injury lawyers in Chester helped him secure the compensation he deserved.

The 45-year-old warehouse manager was kneeling on the floor sorting stock in the warehouse when a colleague reversing a fork-lift truck ran into him. The truck ran over his lower leg, crushing the ankle under its weight. The warehouse manager was in excruciating pain and had to be taken to the accident and emergency department of the local hospital.

At hospital, his leg was examined and x-rayed. He was diagnosed with soft tissue damage and crush injuries to the bones in the ankle. He was unable to walk unaided, and needed to use crutches for three weeks. He received a course of physiotherapy from the hospital to help him with his mobility. It took him three months to fully recover from the injury.

When the gentleman came to see one of Bartletts specialist personal injury solicitors, he had been in considerable pain and unable to work for some time. We quickly commissioned medical reports on his condition and prognosis.

We then established that the warehouse manager’s employer was vicariously responsible for the actions of their employee that caused the injury. We swiftly secured an advantageous settlement from the employer’s insurance company as compensation for pain and suffering, and compensation for loss of earnings.