The 39 year-old man involved had been working as a bus driver at the time of his accident. After driving the bus into the depot, he stepped out and was struck by another bus being driven by a colleague. As a result of this he sustained a which caused him to lose consciousness.
Due to this, he suffered from memory loss in the days following the incident, and was also confined to hospital for some time. Even after this, he continued to suffer from bouts of dizziness and vertigo. Because of this, he was unable to return to work.
This led him to . He claimed compensation on the ground that his employer had failed to organise the workplace in such a way that allowed pedestrians to move around safely. In the end, he was able to agree a settlement with his employer before the case reached court and received almost £30,000 in compensation.