Fractured skull may lead to compensation claim

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A serious head injury sustained during an accident at work could lead to a haulage fitter launching a compensation claim.

Paul Collins suffered a fractured skull when a heavy-duty vehicle jack moved unexpectedly and struck him as he attempted to recover an abandoned excavator in Chelmondiston in September 2011.

The 51-year-old was working as part of a group of three professionals tasked with fetching the 17-tonne vehicle from a hedgerow when one of the jacks they were using to lift it out of the ground popped out of place.

This piece of equipment hit Mr Collins with considerable force on the side of the head and he was then taken to hospital, where X-rays confirmed he had suffered a fracture.

He has now made a complete recovery and has returned to work, but may well decide to seek damages from his employer Tannington Transport for his ordeal after it emerged he had not been given adequate information or training to carry out the task safely.

Posted by Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-801395002-ADNFCR

27/06/2012 16:17