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Paralysed joiner to seek damages?

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