Forklift truck accident at work caused back injury

Broken bones to lead to compensation claim 2206

A man sustained broken bones during a forklift truck accident at work that was not his fault. He may now claim compensation for his injuries from his employers’ liability insurance company.

Robert Dearlove suffered a fractured right thigh, as well as a serious back injury and ligament damage in his left leg, during an accident at a warehouse managed by Fertiliser Solutions in Middlesbrough.

During the accident a 600 kg bag of Ammonium Nitrate fell from a forklift truck onto him and, as a result of the injuries he suffered, the man has not yet been able to return to work.

His employer admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in a case heard at Teesside Magistrates' Court. This means that the 32-year-old man has the Court ruling to support his work accident injury claim.

Catherine Rimmer of the Health and Safety Executive said, Three years after an accident that could have easily been avoided, Robert Dearlove is still suffering as a result of his back injuries."

Posted by Francesca Witney