Serious injuries to lead to damages pursuit?

Broken bones and a serious back injury suffered during an accident at work could result in a man pursuing a claim for compensation.

Pete Newsum sustained spinal damage, as well as fractures to his leg, ribs and pelvis, in an incident at premises owned by his Derbyshire-based employer The Corrugated Case Company (CCC) in December 2010.

The 55-year-old was hurt when he was run over by an HGV at the firm's depot in Chesterfield as he returned to work following his lunch break.

Mr Newsum subsequently had to be resuscitated twice in hospital and now has epilepsy and issues with his breathing and mobility.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that CCC had failed to implement proper measures to ensure transport in the workplace was segregated from pedestrian areas.

Fiona Coffey, HSE inspector, commented: "On the day of the incident, the site was congested with unusually high levels of traffic yet there were no pedestrian crossing points, speed restrictions, mirrors or signage."

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-801345676-ADNFCR

20/04/2012 16:48