A vehicle hire company was fined £5000 after a road traffic accident on one of their sites left an employee injured. A mechanic at the company SHB Ltd was asked by his employers to repair a vehicle. To gain access to the vehicle the mechanic had to move a Ford Transit Tipper out of the way. As the mechanic reversed the Ford Transit Tipper out of the way he hit one of his colleagues and caused him to sustain personal injuries.
The mechanic who was moving the Ford Transit Tipper reversed it into the front of another vehicle. Unfortunately, he did not notice that his colleague was cleaning the front of that vehicle. His colleague jumped onto the bonnet of the vehicle he was cleaning but his legs became caught between the two vehicles. He suffered swelling and bruising to his legs.
SHB Ltd firm were fined for breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The employee who suffered injury to his legs as a result of the road traffic accident may have a right to claim compensation from his employers for the pain suffering and losses he experienced as a result of their negligence.
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