05 November 2008
Worker injured in fall in line for compensation
A man who was injured at work is set to go a civil court where it will be decided how much compensation he should receive.
In September 2006, Robert Wilson fell from a scaffolding tower while refitting the Oasis store in the Exchange Shopping Centre, which is situated in the north London borough of Enfield.
The tower had been left unfenced due to a lack of space, Get Bracknell reports.
As a result of the fall, the 67-year-old sustained head and chest injuries and was left permanently disabled.
He now requires the help of his family to get into a specially adapted car.
During a recent hearing, chief contractor of the refit E&F Joinery was issued a fine of £20,000 after admitting breaching health and safety regulations.
Judge Richard Hone said: "[Mr] Wilson was extremely seriously injured when he fell from a scaffold tower which was in breach of the work at height regulations."