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Worker Claims £20,000 After Fall

Slip and fall at work


A factory worker from South Wales has received £20,000 in compensation after breaking his wrist in a fall as he carried out his job.

Brent Songhurst, from Bridgend, had to take 22 weeks off work when he slipped on dust created by shot blast at medical instrument manufacturer Biomet in the town.

The incident could have been even more serious as the 59-year-old was unloading a barrel of acid when he slipped.

Mr Songhurst has also been left with "severe shoulder pain" following the accident after aggravating an existing problem.

 He has now returned to work after surgery and time to heal, but said: "I know my injury could easily have been avoided had more care been taken to ensure the floor was kept clean."

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David Urpeth, a specialist work accident lawyer at Irwin Mitchell said: “This is another example of a work accident that could and should have been avoided.

"All too often, I have to help workers pursue their compensation claim following an accident at work that could so easily have been avoided.

"Falls and falling objects remain a major category of industrial accident claims."