Our client was a seasoned forklift truck operator who was injured after attempting to catch another worker falling from a goods vehicle. After witnessing the fall the man instinctively jumped clear of his forklift truck to try and catch his falling colleague, and as a result inadvertently engaged the reverse gear of the truck.
This caused the vehicle to turn and pin the claimant against the back of the goods vehicle, leaving him with a crushed pelvis.
Using Court of Appeal authority we were able to hold the company who supplied the defective truck liable for our client’s injuries, even though the defective vehicle was not owned by his employer.
We used further Court of Appeal authorities in relation to performing a selfless act which resulted in the rescuer also becoming a victim of injury. We were able to succeed with our arguments and recovered significant damages on behalf of the injured party.
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