Forklift Truck Driver injured by rollover whilst using steep ramp at work

Carrs Solicitors have recently reached an out of Court settlement for a matter before Tunbridge Wells County Court for a five figure sum for a wrist injury sustained when our client attempted to negotiate a steep and turning descent on a ramp with a 1:6 gradient whilst trying to reverse past parked work vehicles.

The gradient of the ramp was disputed and the site was no longer ocuppied by the employer. We were able to find local authority planning records that had been published under the Freedon of Information Act to prove liability.

We were able to successfully argue that the Defendant operated an unsafe system of work, had failed to organise a safe traffic route contrary to Regulation 17 of the Workplace Regulations, and had failed to provide suitable work equipment for use on the ramp contrary to Regulation 4 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

The Defendant initially denied all knowledge of the accident notwithstanding the fact that the Claimant had been wrongly required to repay for damage caused to the Defendant’s property in the course of the collision.

Ultimately the Defendant entered into negotiations shortly before trial and a satisfactory resolution was achieved.

Contact Carrs Solicitors or call us on 01204 496898 if you want to make an injury at work claim, you can get professional legal advice from our accident at work solicitors in Bolton.

At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.

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