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Compensation for a Postman Knocked off a Bicycle Awarded against Royal Mail

April 29, 2013

A Royal Mail employee has won a claim for compensation for a postman knocked off a bicycle against his own employers.  

The employee – David Thompson (62) from Leeds in West Yorkshire – was cycling home from work after completing a night shift at the Leeds Mail Centre in December 2011, when he was knocked off his bicycle by own of his employer´s own vans.

David was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was treated for injuries to his ribs, chest, thigh and the lumbar region of his spine. He was away from work for two months, during which time he slept in a downstairs chair because it was more comfortable for him.

When he returned to work in January 2012, David was only able to perform light duties while he continued to recover from his injuries and, because he had lost his confidence to ride his bicycle, had to use public transport to get to and from work.

After seeking legal advice from his union representative, David made a claim for compensation for a postman knocked off a bicycle against the Royal Mail who, after an internal investigation, admitted liability for David´s injuries and settled his claim for £7,300.