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£100,000 for Fork Lift Driver with Chronic Pain Issues

18 June 2015

worker lifting boxes in warehouse

Fork Lift Driver receives £100,000 for injuries sustained whilst lifting heavy boxes.

Slater and Gordon Solicitor:

Richard Gaffney is a Senior Serious Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cambridge.

Richard has significant experience in claims involving head injuries, multiple orthopaedic, and fatal accident claims. He spent 10 years in the Armed Forces before becoming a lawyer so has particular experience in dealing with military accident claims.

Settlement Value: £100,000

What happened:

Richard’s client was a 39-year-old fork lift truck driver who was unloading more than 300 heavy boxes weighing between 25-40kgs, when she experienced the onset of neck and back pain.

How Richard helped:

This case was initially handled by another law firm. Richard was able to obtain evidence from orthopaedic and pain specialists to highlight how his client was suffering from both physical and chronic pain issues.


Richard’s client was unable to resume her former work and is now limited to light or semi-sedentary work.


This claim was settled by negotiation for £100,000. Richard’s client was delighted with the outcome.

Related practice areas:

Personal Injury

Workplace accidents

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