Ambulance technician seeking £60k for ankle injury

An ankle injury sustained during an incident at work has led to an ambulance technician seeking a five-figure compensation sum.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, Paul De Lara seriously injured this joint while trying to move an elderly patient he had just saved from cardiac arrest in March 2008.

Mr De Lara subsequently had to take eight months off work and walked with crutches for a year and is now taking legal action against the Scottish Ambulance Service - a body with more than 4,000 employees - as he believes his employer is at fault.

During a case heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the 57-year-old explained he had not been trained for the conditions under which he had to transfer his patient from the upstairs of their home to the ambulance due to the presence of a stairlift.

He subsequently "heavily" twisted his ankle and needed anti-inflammatory injections and extensive physiotherapy on his ruptured ligaments.

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21/02/2012 16:53