23 June 2011
Stable hand seeks £300k personal injury compensation
An accident at work that caused a man a serious back injury has led to him pursuing a compensation settlement in excess of £300,000.
According to the Norwich Evening News, John Ward sustained damage to his spinal cord as well as facial injuries when he was kicked by racehorse while fulfilling his duties as a stable hand at Kimberley Home Farm in Fakenham in April of last year.
This left the 60-year-old paralysed from the waist down and means that he requires the assistance of a carer twice every day, a writ served to the High Court on his behalf stated.
Mr Ward was kicked as he took the mare back to her stable and indicated he has no recollection of the incident.
He told the news source: "I have been kicked several times before and had some horrendous falls and emerged unscathed - this time I was unlucky."
Recently, Maxine Wright was awarded £60,000 in damages after she broke her back while riding a horse in Staffordshire, the Horse and Hound reported.
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Posted by Richard Saunders