Broken bones to lead to damages pursuit?

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

The unnamed 60-year-old was seriously hurt when he was hit with a forklift truck while operating at a factory managed by his employer, Collier Waste Management, in Greater Manchester in January 2010.

This incident - which occurred when the 35-tonne vehicle reversed into the professional - resulted in the man suffering several fractures as well as internal injuries.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive established that Collier had failed to implement proper systems in order to protect workers from reversing vehicles, such as clearly marked walkways.

During a case at Trafford Magistrates' Court, the firm admitted breaching safety rules, meaning their employee could now decide to seek damages for his injuries.

This comes after Kelvin Davey sustained two fractured legs when he was run over by a fork lift while working for Verplas in Dorset.

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-800788590-ADNFCR

07/11/2011 16:52