Broken bones may result in compensation claim

A claim for personal injury compensation may be forthcoming after a man sustained several broken bones and whiplash during an accident at work.

The unnamed employee fell from a flat roof at a depot owned by automotive firm Raicam Clutch - a company that manufactures components for passenger and commercial vehicles - in Leamington after being asked by his boss to investigate a leak coming from the surface, the Coventry Telegraph reports.

Subsequently, the man tripped over a cable on the roof and fell a distance of some 3.5 metres to the floor below, breaking five vertebrae in the process.

Therefore, he was forced to miss four months of work and a case heard at Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court revealed that there were no guard rails present on the roof.

Raicam Clutch admitted breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005, meaning the anonymous employee could seek civil damages for its negligence.

Posted by Helen Jones

25/05/2011 16:48