Joiner fractures wrist in trip on construction site
Mr G suffered an accident at work in June 2006 whilst working as a joiner on a construction site in Sheffield. He was walking along a walkway and tripped over a wooden beam that was protruding into the walkway. He fell onto his outstretched left hand and sustained a dislocation and fracture of his wrist which resulted in permanent reduction in movement and grip strength and the risk of further surgery in the future.
Mr G did not contact IM until over 2 years after the accident.
Liability was admitted on behalf of the main contractor on site and the claim settled shortly before trial in the sum of £30,000.
Regulations clearly state that that suitable and safe access should be provided at a place of work and obstructions on a walkway should be avoided.
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