Delivery driver secures settlement after injury
A delivery driver who suffered permanent injury when he fell while unloading items from his truck has secured a settlement with support from Sintons.
The man was injured after slipping and falling from the tail lift of a truck, causing a serious fracture to his right elbow, which has since required two sets of surgery.
The driver, who was 27 at the time of his injury, also suffered an injury to his right hip.
While his hip injury eventually resolved, the damage to his elbow is permanent and will lead to ongoing difficulty in the workplace.
Medical experts confirmed his recovery is considered complete and there will be no further improvement.
The damage to his elbow means the man, a Polish national, is disadvantaged in his profession as an HGV driver and will permanently have problems with activities like lifting, carrying, moving or shifting items.
Serious injury specialists at Sintons intervened to support the man after his injury. The law firm is renowned nationally for its legal and client service excellence for its personal injury work, and has a dedicated Polish team to deliver bespoke support to Polish-speaking clients.
David Knipe, senior associate at Sintons – who was described by Legal 500 as being a lawyer who ‘puts the client at the heart of the process and is always striving to achieve the best possible result’ – supported the claimant and secured a high five-figure sum on his behalf to help him in moving on with his life.
The claimant said: “David Knipe is one of the best lawyers. He is very helpful and very caring. He made the whole process easy and kept me regularly updated.
“I am very satisfied with the outcome of my claim and I would highly recommend David and Sintons to anyone.”
“The injury our client sustained has left him with permanent damage and with ongoing difficulties in being able to do the job he loves,” says David.
“We are very pleased to have been able to support him in securing a settlement which will enable him to move on from this incident and look to the future.
“Our serious injury team is renowned for its quality and absolute dedication to client service, and the fact we also have in-house Polish specialists to add a further dimension of support to those clients who need it really does set us apart in the marketplace.
“The combination of both of these specialisms helped in our delivery of first-class legal and client service, and we wish him the very best in moving forward.”