Worker Back Injury May Lead to Compensation

Back injury to lead to compensation pursuit

A serious back injury sustained by a man during an accident at work could lead to him seeking compensation.

Michael Hawkins required six surgical procedures and has not been able to return to work after an incident at an industrial building in Derbyshire in which he fell a height of around six metres through a fragile roof in June 2009.

The self-employed 23-year-old man had been subcontracted by Mechanical Solutions to help cover the surface's asbestos cement with steel cladding, but an investigation into the accident by the Health and Safety Executive found that he had not been advised that it was particularly fragile.

Mechanical Solutions has now admitted breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005, meaning Mr Hawkins could take civil action against the firm.

He commented: "The effects of the fall will be with me for the rest of my life."

Recently, pool attendant Stacey Paine broke her wrist when she fell through a ceiling at the Kimbolton School in Cambridgeshire.

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05/08/2011 16:51