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Compensation For Man After Fall At Work

Mr J from Sheffield suffered injuries as a result of an incident at work in May 2007.

He was working as a semi-skilled builder for his employers..

He was stood on a ladder working on guttering ,when the ladder slipped and he fell to the ground.

The claim was pursued against his employers and allegation of breach of the Work at height Regulations were made.

A compromise on liability was reached.

Mr J sustained a fracture to his heel which required internal fixation and he was left with pain and stiffness in his foot. He had difficulty using ladders, walking on uneven ground and carrying heavy items.

It was likely that in the future there would be deterioration and he could require further surgery.

Louise Morgan said: "Employers need to ensure that they plan  work at height properly and provide appropriate equipment in the form of scaffolding, working platforms or cherry-pickers to reduce the risk of falls."

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