04 August 2011
Serious head injury may lead to compensation pursuit
A serious head injury sustained by a man during an accident at work could result in him seeking a compensation settlement.
Simon Mason's skull was crushed during a nightshift at a depot managed by his employer Tufnells Parcels Express - which has more than 30 bases around the UK and Ireland - in March 2010.
This incident occurred as the 22-year-old was fulfilling his duties as warehouse porter and an articulated HGV trailer measuring 45 feet reversed into a loading bay and accidentally pushed his head into a brick bay wall.
Mr Mason subsequently had to have numerous operations and was off work for a period of 11 months.
In a case heard at Chelmsford Crown Court, his employer admitted breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning the man could be eligible to pursue civil damages.
Glyn Davies, inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, labelled the incident "horrific" and added Mr Mason "could have lost his life".
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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