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Forklift Truck Accident at Work Claim Settled by Personal Injury Solicitor

01 August 2012

In this Employers Liability case Personal Injury Solicitor Joanne Doherty successfully represented a forklift truck operator who suffered a back injury at work.

Our client was travelling forwards in a combilift forklift truck at Level D, when without warning, his forklift truck stopped suddenly. This caused him to be thrown forwards and then backwards, back into his seat.

The front of his forklift truck had collided with a stillage which was protruding from the racking into the aisle at Level A.

A work accident investigation was carried out after the incident and it was confirmed that his colleague, Kyle, who was working on the next aisle, had caused the stillage to protrude into our client’s aisle by approximately 7 inches, immediately prior to the accident.

Our client sustained a back injury in the accident and liability was admitted by the defendant. Joanne negotiated a settlement in the amount of £4,470 compensation.

Joanne Doherty is a Personal Injury Solicitor specialising in work accident claims at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

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