Woman hit by a scaffolding pole is Lucky to Be Alive

Head injury to lead to compensation claim 2246

A woman sustained a head injury in a scaffolding accident in Worthing, West Sussex.

According to the Worthing Herald, Caroll Taylor was seriously injured when a scaffolding pole fell from height and hit her as she walked past a construction site in Worthing.

Ms Taylor told the Herald that she felt "lucky to be alive" after being hit by the scaffolding pole. The case heard at Worthing Magistrates' Court ruled that the company involved, Ashacre Scaffolding, breached health and safety laws by allowing the accident to happen in a public place.

The Court heard that the scaffolding firm had failed to take proper steps to ensure the area was secure, such as stopping the public accessing the vicinity.

It was argued by the company that a freak gust of wind had caused the accident, but with the Court ruling in her favour, Ms Taylor can now pursue a Public Liability Insurance claim for compensation.

Posted by Francesca Witney

25/10/2011