A Yorkshire postman has been awarded £11,000 in accident at work compensation, after he fell out of the back of his delivery van.
The York Press is reporting that forty nine year old Alan Kenyon, from York, tripped over a loose edging strip, which caused him to fall from the rear of his vehicle and hit the floor with such force, that passers by initially thought he had been hit by a car.
Mr. Kenyon told the newspaper that his shoulder took the full impact of the fall and a hospital x-ray suggested that the joint had dislocated then quickly popped back into place but not in the correct position.
The postman, who has been a Parcelforce employee for over fourteen years, had to endure two operations following the accident and surgeons had to remove a section of his collar bone, to help the tendons and ligaments move freely.
Mr. Kenyon launched a claim for accident at work compensation and was awarded £11,000 in damages.
A spokesperson from the Royal Mail stated that workers safety was of paramount importance and any accident that causes an injury, can be extremely upsetting to the person involved.