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Home > News > Construction worker’s foot crushed by machinery

19th December 2013

Construction worker’s foot crushed by machinery

Our client was injured in an accident on a construction site when a colleague reversed an excavator over his foot. He was working as a labourer alongside two colleagues, one of which was operating moving machinery.

His colleague driving the excavator suddenly reversed the vehicle which ran over our client’s foot, crushing his right foot and ankle. Our client suffered a crush injury, nerve damage to his ankle and fractured two toes in his right foot.

Employer was vicariously liable for the accident

He was unable to work for 14 weeks while he recovered and needed assistance with mobility and daily tasks for the three months that his ankle was in a plaster cast. He also required injections into his leg to avoid the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) as the result of his injury.

Our client has permanent scarring to his foot. His ongoing symptoms that affect the mobility in his ankle and foot will take 18 months to fully recover.

Our specialist personal injury lawyers were able to secure several thousands of pounds in compensation for his pain and suffering, and to compensate him for his loss of earnings. Our specialist lawyers successfully argued that the company could be vicariously liable for the acts of its employee who was driving the machinery and that our client’s employers had failed to ensure traffic routes on the construction site were safe for pedestrians and vehicles.

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Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you whether a claim for damages is possible, give guidance and assistance on how the claim can be pursued, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that all the correct evidence is obtained to secure the best result for you.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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