A van driver has made a successful compensation claim against his employer after falling asleep at the wheel after being severely overworked. He had been required by his employer to work excessive hours and drive long distances during a period of many weeks.
This caused him to become so tired that he could no longer drive safely. While driving one day he fell asleep at the wheel, sending the van crashing into the side of the carriageway. Luckily he did not strike any other vehicles. The collision did however cause him to sustain severe orthopedic injuries, eventually leading to him requiring below the knee amputation.
Because of these terrible injuries he decided to claim compensation from his employer. They managed to agree an out of court settlement between them and he received £570,000. He will use the money to adapt his home and car in order to maintain a good quality of life. He also has ongoing medical expenses which the compensation payment will be used to fund.
If you have suffered an injury due to unsafe working conditions, call Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists on 0800 0891 331 or text CLAIM to 78866 for advice from our lawyers.