Freak building accident to result in compensation claim?

An accident at work that left a construction worker with a freak back injury may result in him launching a compensation claim for his ordeal.

According to the Halstead Gazette, the unnamed builder - who is in his 50s - had to be taken to hospital when a nail became lodged in his back after a nail gun went off accidentally as he worked at a property in Billericay.

The six-inch object was fully embedded in the man's body and he required medical attention from professionals at Basildon Hospital - which is managed by the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust - to have it removed and the wound stitched up.

An eyewitness told the news source the builder is now "fine" and fully recovered after discharging himself from hospital.

Meanwhile, Gary Sanderson of the East England Ambulance Service described the man's injuries as "traumatic", so a claim for personal injury compensation could potentially be on the cards in the near future.

Posted by Francesca Witney ADNFCR-1500-ID-800760892-ADNFCR

17/10/2011 16:24