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Paralysed man to seek compensation?

Paralysed man to seek compensation?

A severe head injury sustained during an accident at work that left a haulier paralysed could result in him pursuing a compensation settlement.

David Collins also hurt his back and leg when he was crushed by large metal tubes while working for Bury-based firm Spectra Scaffolding - which was established in 2005 - in Stoke-on-Trent in November 2008.

At the time of the incident, Mr Collins was unloading 21-foot long scaffolding from the back of a truck by using a vehicle-mounted crane when one of the pieces of metal - which weighed around 1.5 tonnes - fell on top of him.

The 31-year-old professional was left paraplegic following the accident and could therefore seek damages.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive found Spectra had failed to train Mr Collins how to use this equipment properly.

Lindsay Hope of the body observed: "As a result of this incident Mr Collins has been severely disabled and could easily have been killed."

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Posted by Francesca Witney