The driver of a larger goods vehicle (LGV) has instigated a personal injury claim against his employer TDG after he sustained injuries when his truck overturned in strong winds in February.
According to Personnel Today’s sister publication Commercial Motor, Brian Young sustained a compound double wrist fracture, shattered ankle and shin, and lacerations to his face after his vehicle blew over on to a stone wall.
He was trapped in the cab for some time before being found.
Young has now instructed solicitor Irwin Mitchell to pursue a personal injury claim against TDG. Rachel Di Clemente, industrial injury expert at the firm said: “When dangerous weather conditions are forecast, an employer should warn their drivers and take any necessary precautions to prevent them from being injured.
“In this case, the vehicle’s load [of empty plastic bottles] was particularly light and therefore at greater risk of overturning in wind. The employer should have taken this into account before sending its drivers out that evening,” she said.
A TDG spokeswoman said: “We take health and safety issues very seriously, but unfortunately we cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.”