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Recycling collector injured by exploding wheel receives £10,000

A recycling collector who was injured when a lorry wheel exploded while he was working has received £10,000 compensation in an out-of-court settlement.

The man was walking behind a recycling lorry when one of its tyres exploded injuring his leg. He sustained a torn ligament in his right knee and was unable to work for four months. He had to undergo intensive physiotherapy and it took 18 months for him to fully recover.

He made a claim for compensation against his employer on the basis that it had been negligent in failing to provide a safe working environment and failing to properly maintain a vehicle used by employees.

The employer accepted liability and agreed to the payment of £10,000 to cover such things as his pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

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