Broken bones could lead to compensation claim

Numerous broken bones sustained by a man in an accident at work may result in him seeking personal injury compensation.

Trainee electrician Tom Davies suffered a fractured pelvis as well as a broken tooth and facial injuries when a cage suspended by a forklift truck he was working in feel around 20 feet at premises owned by CL Electrical Solutions in Plympton.

The 18-year-old was changing lightbulbs on the ceiling of the structure when this accident occurred and an investigation found that the vehicle was being operated by a colleague with no proper training to do so.

During a case heard at Plymouth Magistrates' Court, CL Electrical Solutions admitted two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning Mr Davies could opt to pursue damages for his ordeal.

Recently, Ian Barnes received £20,000 in compensation after an accident at work left him with a back injury, according to Peterborough Today.

Posted by Craig Williams
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16/06/2011 16:52