Former BBC DJ awarded personal injury compensation

Personal injury compensation has been awarded to an ex-BBC Radio DJ following an accident at work.

According to the Yorkshire Post, Alex Bellfield - who used to work in the broadcasting body's department in Leeds - suffered a back injury as well as cuts and bruises during a live show in November 2010.

At the time, Mr Bellfield was taking part in an exercise to raise funds for Children in Need when he was tackled by two members of the Bradford Bulls rugby union team without prior warning.

The 31-year-old claimed this was a "highly dangerous" incident and noted it represented the "final straw" that resulted in him leaving the organisation in March this year.

He subsequently began legal proceedings against the BBC for its negligence and has now been awarded a damages sum of around £2,500.

This comes after the London Evening Standard reported that former picture editor Jonathan Steer had been granted compensation from the body for alleged disability discrimination.

Posted by Craig Williams
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14/07/2011 16:44