Haulier awarded £20k compensation for back injury

A serious back injury has resulted in a courier being awarded £20,000 in personal injury compensation.

According to Peterborough Today, Ian Barnes sustained a broken back and a severe knee injury during an accident at work in April 2009 and has now been granted the five-figure sum in damages.

Mr Barnes, who runs his own E&C Courier Services company, was making a delivery at the Albannach Whisky Restaurant Bar in London when he fell through an open trapdoor into the premises' cellar.

As a result, he suffered a damaged cruciate ligament in his knee as well as the fracture to his back and was subsequently unable to work for a period of seven weeks after undergoing "major surgery" and enduring "long periods of gruelling rehabilitation", the news source added.

This comes after Chronicle Live reported that haulier Ian Burridge had been granted £4,000 in damages for injuries he sustained by slipping over while delivering goods to an Asda store in County Durham.

Posted by Helen Jones

09/06/2011 16:55