Personal injury compensation of more than £200,000 is being sought by a stonemason after an accident at work left him with severe leg injuries.
According to Deadline, Malcolm Hutcheon was hurt when he fell into Kildrummy Castle's ancient moat as he worked on the historic ruin in January 2009.
At the time of the incident, the 41-year-old was part of a team of four experts employed by Historic Scotland to clear moss away from the ruins when he fell a distance of around ten feet into the dry moat.
The temporary bridge Mr Hutcheon was using gave way and in his legal documents filed at the Court of Session in Edinburgh claim the seriousness of his injuries left him needing surgery some two years after the accident.
Prior to the incident, the professional was renowned as one of Scotland's top stonemasons, but his claim indicates he is now at a significant disadvantage in the employment sector.
"There's not a day when I'm not in pain. I'm limping when I walk and I can't walk long distances and I really struggle on rough terrain," he told the news source.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas