Broken bones could lead to compensation

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Broken bones sustained in an accident at work may result in a delivery driver seeking personal injury compensation.

Kelvin Davey suffered fractures to both his lower legs and ankles when he was run over by a fork lift truck at premises owned by ventilation manufacturing firm Verplas - which was established in 1986 - in Dorset in March of last year.

The 61-year-old was walking along in the building when the vehicle reversed into him and although he has now managed to return to work, it was thought his injuries could be serious enough to force him into retirement.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Verplas had failed to ensure there was enough separation between areas for pedestrians and fork lifts.

The firm subsequently admitted breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Ian Smart of the HSE observed: "If firms have limited space they still have to organise their operation so that they don't have conflicting activities going on in the same place."

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19/10/2011 16:02