Man injured in off-road buggy accident at work
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors dealt with the case of a man who was involved in an off-road buggy accident on 8th May 2010, whilst working as a crew member for an events company. The accident occurred on his first day of employment with the company when he was required to supervise customers driving quad bikes and buggies.
He was a passenger in a two seat, buggy, being driven by a customer when the incident happened. As the customer steered the buggy around a bend he hit a rut in the track and lost control, causing the buggy to roll over. As the buggy rolled, the man's right arm came out the side of the buggy. His right wrist struck the ground and his right shoulder twisted causing the shoulder to dislocate and then pop back into the socket.
The buggy had a roll cage over the top but its sides were open with no webbing to help keep the passengers inside the buggy in the event of an accident. The man recalled that he wasn’t aware of any wrist straps within the buggy that are used to keep passengers’ arms and hands inside.
As a result of the accident, the man suffered a dislocated shoulder and sprain to his right wrist which left some residual symptoms. He was off work for two weeks and once he was able to return, had to undertake lighter duties for some time.
The events company failed to engage in the court proceedings and the man won the case. He received £6,000 in compensation for his injuries.
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