A construction professional who sustained a serious back injury during an accident at work has been awarded in excess of £1 million in compensation.
According to the Oxford Mail, former self-employed builder Dean Winstone is now wheelchair-bound and is unlikely to work again following an incident in 2007 which left him paraplegic.
Mr Winstone fell from scaffolding on the first floor of a residential property he was working on and suffered severe spinal injuries as a result.
Therefore, the 47-year-old has received a damages settlement of £1.25 million to both compensate for his physical and mental ordeal as well as to meet the costs of his future care and cover his lost earnings, the news source added.
The builder needed in-patient treatment for more than 18 months at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital - which is managed by the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust - a fact which was likely to have been taken into account when scaffolding company Gemini Riteway agreed to the £1.25 million sum.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens