Forklift truck accident at work causes driver back and neck injuries
Mr M. was working as a forklift driver. The foreman of the construction site overloaded Mr M.'s forklift, causing it to topple over and come to rest in a ditch. Mr M. injured his neck and back as a result of the accident. He also developed a phobia of operating forklift and other building site machinery. Mr M. was unable to return to working on building sites and required to seek alternative employment. Having received no response from the main contractor of the building site, a court action was raised. The Defenders then made an offer of settlement of £11,500. Digby Brown advised Mr M. that this offer should be rejected, after negotiation a settlement of £40,000 was reached.