Final week I rocked as much as work at 8.30am as regular and common as clockwork (it was a Monday). The supply driver Geoff was there unloading a pallet of latest inventory on the pavement outdoors the store. He at all times delivers on a Monday as Saturdays are tremendous busy and we have to re-stock. I need to admit I don’t significantly like Geoff as he’s from up north and correct grumpy.

I mounted the pavement, as I at all times do, and tried to get previous the pallet. I reckon I used to be doing lower than 5mph. Nonetheless, both my foot or my footrest will need to have caught the sting of the pallet and regardless of placing my arm out to save lots of myself I couldn’t, and the bike fell onto my foot crushing it. I shouted at Geoff to assist, and he rushed over. He and my boss lifted my bike off sufficient to get my leg out. Nonetheless, I rapidly found that my ankle was severely damaged, and an ambulance turned up whereas I used to be laying some f***’s into Geoff.

Two operations later, and I’m sat right here on the couch questioning concerning the declare. My view is Geoff’s employer or insurer must pay out as a result of he was negligent in leaving the pallet there within the first place. Do you agree? I’ve already made a criticism about Geoff to his employer, as I reckon he did it on goal.


In England and Wales, you because the Claimant must show on the “stability of chances” that: 1) The Defendant has been negligent: and a pair of) Due to that negligence, you’ve got suffered a loss, or will endure a loss.

So with that in thoughts, after all Geoff is to not blame you utter fool Are you on medication? There isn’t a choose within the land who will discover Geoff, the supply driver, negligent for you hitting a pallet in your bike.

As for why, you had seen it after which rode into it. To be blunt, you might be an writer of your personal misfortune. Lastly, my recommendation is you apologise to Geoff and inform his boss you might be withdrawing your criticism. Take possession in your personal mistake, you clown.

Andrew Prendergast

Extra Bikes December 2022