23 May 2012
Paralysed joiner to seek damages?
Compensation may be sought by a joiner who was left with life-changing injuries following an accident at work.
The unnamed self-employed joiner is now paralysed from the waist down after he fell a distance of around three metres from a balcony at a church in London in March 2010, the Kensington & Chelsea Chronicle reports.
At the time of the incident, the professional was conducting refurbishment work on St Paul's Church in Onslow Square, South Kensington, when he fell from the poorly-guarded surface.
This left him with a broken back - as well as fractures his ribs and shoulder - and he is consequently unable to use his legs.
An investigation into the accident established that Holy Trinity Brompton parish council failed to install a proper safety barrier on the balcony - a charge the organisation later admitted.
Consequently, the man could now decide to pursue a claim for damages from the council.
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Posted by Francesca Witney