Broken bones to lead to damages settlement?Multiple broken bones and a head injury sustained during an accident in a public place could lead to a woman pursuing a claim for compensation.
The unnamed female suffered several fractures, as well as cuts and swelling to her head, when she was hit by a piece of machinery as she waited for a bus on York road in London in September 2008.
At the time, Hertfordshire building company Concentra was working on a refurbishment project of an office block when its employees attempted to lift a piece of equipment to the fifth floor of the building.
However, this item struck the member of the public, which resulted in her having to remain in hospital for a period of eight days after the accident.
A subsequent investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive found that the incident was preventable because Concentra has failed to properly fit the crane it was using for this task.
Posted by Chris Stevenson
23/04/2012 16:45SHARE THIS