Archive for March, 2012

Joiner Accident Compensation for Injury due to Insecure Load

March 7th, 2012 | By News

A self-employed joiner, who was left  partially paralysed when an 8 foot piece of plyboard hit him during a storm, has been awarded more than a million pounds in compensation for injury due to insecure load in an out of court settlement.

Christopher Holmes (34) from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, was working on the roof of Longsands College in St. Neots in November 2007 when the tragedy happened. While he was covering the insulation which had been laid on the roof, a gust of wind caught the 8 foot piece of plyboard and blew it straight at Christopher – knocking him unconscious.

Christopher was quickly taken to Addenbrooke´s Hospital, where doctors diagnosed him with a severe spinal injury. Despite many return visits to the hospital for specialist treatment, Christopher – a father of three young children – is now patrially paralysed, not able to move his fingers or legs and requires round-the-clock care.

After seeking guidance from his solicitors, Christopher made a personal injury compensation claim against the contractors for the site – the nationwide firm R.G. Carter Construction Ltd – alleging that the plyboard which hit him should have been secured to prevent such an accident. Four years after his injury happened, liability was admitted and a seven figure settlement was agreed in compensation for injury due to insecure load.


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