Road worker receives over ten times the original offer after serious accident at work
Mr S. was employed by Aberdeenshire Council as a roads worker who was trapped between a lorry and a chipping machine used to lay gravel. The machine had broken and caused the accident. Mr S. developed arthritis in both knees and was unfit to return to heavy work. An offer of £20,000 was made by his employers to settle the claim. Mr S. was retired on ill health grounds due to his injuries. Specialist reports were obtained from orthopaedic surgeons, employment consultants, consultant psychiatrists and a consultant actuary (to consider any potential loss of pension rights).
Mr S.'s claim settled shortly before a court hearing for £250,000, over ten times the original offer, compensating him for his injuries and his future loss of earnings.