ASD Solicitors recently acted for a HGV driver who slipped from the back of a wagon while working for a local haulage company: Hargreaves Transport.

Unfortunately Mr W suffered a fracture to his hip after he fell due to the lack of hand grabs to the rear of his employer’s trailer. Liability was denied and it wasn’t until the day of the trial that Hargreaves admitted responsibility. A number of interim payments were made during the life of the case as, despite rehabilitation, it became clear Mr W was unable to return to work.

Richard Meggitt, Solicitor, from the serious injury team assisted the Barnsley based client to recover significant damages for the losses suffered.

The case was settled in September 2016.