The Royal Mail Group has reportedly been ordered to pay out a total of £11,000 in compensation to one of its postal workers after he fell out of a delivery van.
Alan Kenyon, a postal worker from Clifton in York, is understood to have tripped over a part of his delivery van that had come loose. This caused the 49-year-old, who works for Parcelforce, a trading name of the Royal Mail Group, to fall out of the back of the van. Mr Kenyon fell with such force, according to his legal representative, that “onlookers thought he had been knocked over by a passing car”.
Mr Kenyon had to undergo two operations following his accident and he still requires physiotherapy and regular injections as part of his recovery.
He has now received a pay out of £11,000 from his employer to compensate him for his injuries. Royal Mail, which is likely to have used its employers’ liability insurance to cover the compensation sum, released this statement in response to the incident:
“Safety of our employees is paramount, any such incident is upsetting to the person it happens to.”