In September 2019 the claimant had been driving a heavy goods vehicle for North Lanarkshire Council when a third party vehicle collided with his lorry. Thompsons were approached by his union, Unite, in order to seek personal injury compensation on his behalf.
During the course of his working day as an HGV driver, our claimant had been driving a Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy-duty truck along a road just outside of Airdrie. He was carrying a passenger at the time of the incident.
As our client approached a bend in the road a third party vehicle, travelling in the opposite direction, came around the corner. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which then crossed into the path of our client's HGV and a collision occurred.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and it is believed our client lost consciousness at the wheel.
Our client was taken to hospital. He suffered soft tissue damage which caused pain to his shoulders, lower back and left leg.
He was unable to return to work for a month and lost overtime payments as a result.
The third party defender admitted liability and a compensation settlement of £3,500 was accepted by our client before the case went to court. The road traffic accident claim was settled on 6 July 2020.