Role: LGV Driver / Bus Driver
John has been a lorry driver for 22 years. He is in reasonably good health but is overweight. Whilst exiting the cab he stumbled and landed on his right knee. The outcome was a fracture to the right patella. He was taken to accident and emergency, admitted then discharged a few days later.
What can the manager gain from occupational health intervention?
Supporting his manager to manage his absence
Supporting and advising on his return to work. A rehabilitation programme (physiotherapy and a phased return) could be considered and reasonable adjustments discussed
Will there be obstacles to his recovery? These could be:
- Complications to his recovery
- Lack of confidence
- Family pressures
All characters in these case studies are fictitious – Any similarities with real people are unintended and coincidental.