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Anthony King, a bricklayer, who was left permanently paralysed following a fall at work from a high platform, has received substantial compensation.
He suffered severe skull fractures when he fell through the temporary floor of a building platform at a building site in Swindon. He went on to develop septicaemia that spread into his spine despite repeated surgery and became T9 paraplegic. Left with reduced mobility, he claimed compensation from his employer and the site contractor. The High Court has recently approved a lump sum settlement of £1.4 million, plus annual index-linked payments.
Health & Safety
At a time when the Prime Minister wants to “wage war against the excessive health and safety culture” as the government reviews health and safety regulation, we must not forget tragic accidents such as Mr. King’s. His accident is a reminder that our health and safety laws are there to protect the lives and health of workers and that without them, many more people would be injured or even killed.
Head Injury UK
At Head Injury UK we help obtain rehabilitation and compensation for people who have been seriously injured, by employers failing to apply health and safety. We also act for families who have lost a loved one in a works accident. Only when you see the consequences of health and safety failing, do you appreciate the true value of when it works. We only hope that the government will keep this in mind when considering any reform. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident at work, then please contact Andy Shaw to discuss how we can help you.
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