A Kent warehouseman who suffered a significant injury following an accident with a forklift truckhas secured £150,000 compensation with the support of his trade union RMT and their personal injury specialists Thompsons Solicitors.

Bob Crow, General Secretary, RMT comments: “Our member has suffered because of his employer’s negligence. He has a daughter to support and although he is trying to be positive about the future, he is very concerned about his vulnerability. He deserves every penny of this compensation.”

Representing the man, Andrew Hutson from Thompsons Solicitors comments: “Our client’s employer admitted liability for his accident and as a result he has secured substantial damages. However, he is still very young with 30 years of working life ahead of him and given his permanent and significant injury, he is concerned about how other potential employers would react to employing him if he were to lose his current job.”