We recently acted for a lorry driving client who had a nasty fall when walking across the yard at work. The client sustained a nasty fracture to his wrist that caused initially quite intrusive symptoms but settled dramatically quickly.

The assessment of compensation is always difficult and is to reflect the pain suffering and loss of amenity sustained. In this case the client fortunately made a swift and total recovery and so the award was limited even for what was as nasty fracture.

The case was important though because liability was hard fought. The employers did not want to accept that the yard was defective so we commissioned a full survey report together with photographs which led to a surrender by the insurers.

Both ourselves and the client are pleased with the outcome of this case.