Worker injured when digger lands on him receives £200,000 in compensation
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist personal injury department in Sheffield has helped a man to obtain compensation after he suffered serious injuries in an accident at work.
Our client was employed as a Machine Operative.
On the day of the accident he was working using a 301 Kubota mini digger. He was driving the digger onto a trailer; as he did so the digger started to tip backwards. Our client felt it tipping backwards and therefore jumped out of the cab. The next thing he remembers is waking up under the digger. The digger had tipped backwards on itself and had fallen onto our client forcing him to the ground. He has been told that his colleagues on site lifted the digger off him.
Our client was in a coma for three days and spent three weeks in the intensive care unit at Barnsley Hospital. He spent six weeks in hospital after suffering substantial internal bleeding, two punctured lungs, numerous broken ribs and having to undergo operations lasting between four and five hours, during one of these operations his spleen had to be removed.
Our client has been left with a severe scar on his stomach and scars on both sides of his chest, he has also developed physiological problems following the accident.
With the assistance of Irwin Mitchell’s specialist workplace accident team he has received £200,000 in compensation for his injuries.
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