Broken bones may lead to damages pursuit

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Broken bones and whiplash sustained during an accident at work could lead to a man pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation.

Mark Cain was hurt when he fell from a garage roof at a domestic property in Broughton while operating for Hawarden Roofing Supplies & Contractors in October 2009.

At the time of the incident, the 23-year-old was helping to remove and replace the surface when he slipped a distance of around two metres to the ground below and suffered two fractures in his lower back.

Mr Cain has not yet been able to return to his job and, in a subsequent case heard at Mold Magistrates' Court, his employer admitted breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Therefore, he could now decide to seek damages from the company for his ordeal.

Recently, Peter Sherwood sustained a broken vertebrae when he fell from an unsecured ladder while working for Crown Chicken.

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-801213225-ADNFCR

16/11/2011 16:47