Back Injury At Work – £190000 Settlement

Mr Swanson worked for a major national contractor maintaining and reparing streetlights.

One day he was stood on the back of his wagon while a colleague was moving a lamppost with the hiab crane. The colleague lost control of the hiab and the lamppost clattered into our client causing a serious back injury.

Liability for the accident was straightforward, and we soon persuaded the insurers for the employer to admit responsibility for the accident.However, the insurers refused to negotiate sensibly.

We were always confident that our client was perfectly genuine, and that his injuries had been very serious so we advised our client to pursue his case through the court.

We reached a settlement in December, just before the case was due for trial and our client will receive £190,000.00 for his injuries, loss of earnings and loss of pension.