It has recently been revealed that a plasterer, who suffered a number of injuries following a fall, may not return to the trade – due to the injuries sustained.
During the incident which occurred in December 2012, the plasterer fell over two metres, when a temporary handrail gave way; causing the plasterer to suffer a number of injuries including a broken wrist, fractured forehead, jaw and cheekbone, and a hairline fracture to the hip.
As a result of the injuries sustained, the plasterer has had to undergone various treatment, which resulted in over six months off work; and due to still being caused discomfort from the injuries, it is likely that the plasterer will return to the trade.
Following a court hearing, the construction firm whose site the plasterer was working on, pleaded guilty to safety breaches and was fined £10,000.
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Our injury solicitors are experienced in handling a range of workplace accident claims; and after assessing the details of your case, we will be able to advise on whether we can assist and roughly how much compensation you can expect to receive following a successful claim.
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