15 November 2011
Costume designer seeks compensation
Personal injury compensation of more than £300,000 is being sought by a costume designer left paralysed during an accident at work.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Sunwoo Chun has issued a writ to the High Court claiming that the negligence of the National Film and Television School - an organisation located in Buckinghamshire - is to blame for her life-changing injuries.
Ms Chun was carrying out voluntary work as a costume designer on a graduation film called Motel 66 in October 2008 when she was asked to make an adjustment to an actor's costume.
This involved the 37-year-old standing at the top of an unguarded staircase and she fell a distance of around three metres backwards to the ground below.
Consequently, Ms Chun required surgery on her spine and is now paralysed from the chest down.
Due to these health issues, her writ indicates that the woman needs help to complete everyday tasks such as home maintenance and shopping.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas