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    Health and Safety News

    Gravely injured ex-BT worker awarded six-figure payout

    By David Brown on May 12, 2015

    Gravely injured ex-BT worker awarded six-figure payout

    A gravely injured ex-BT worker has been awarded a six-figure payout in compensation after being involved in an accident at work. 55-year-old cherry picker operator Ian Andrew Milroy was gravely injured in an accident at Powdermill lane on 26th August 2009. Called to help a colleague check a carrier pole fault, Mr Milroy was elevated in the cherry picker and his arm contacted a high-voltage power line.

    Electrocution from overhead power cables is a real risk for anyone working at height, so risk assessments should be carried out before work like this takes place. If you have been electrocuted at work and suffered either minor or serious injuries, we could help you to claim the compensation that you deserve, and our team of expert personal injury advisors are here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.

    Life-changing injuries

    Mr Milroy suffered cardiac arrest, brain damage and burns to his right arm and the back of his head, as well as fractures to his back. He suffers from ongoing depression and anxiety and was dismissed after the accident, with BT insisting that Mr Milroy was to blame for his own injuries. Your employer could be held liable for your accident if they have been negligent, so even if they insist that it was your fault, you could find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation by getting in touch with us.

    From broken bones to a heart murmur or brain damage, electrocution injuries can change your life – you may find that you’re unable to return to work or may even need ongoing care and treatment for the rest of your life. Why should you suffer in silence? Our expert personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so even if you have lost your job you can afford to claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.

    Insufficient training

    It’s your employer’s duty to ensure that you have been adequately trained to do your job – this includes ensuring that you are aware of current health and safety procedures and how to minimise the risks your job could involve. In Mr Milroy’s case, the court ruled that despite working for BT for 20 years, he had received ‘insufficient’ training from the Telecoms giant and that he had not been made aware of changes to BT’s safety at work practices. BT was ruled to be two-thirds responsible for his accident and ordered to pay compensation. You can find out if you’re eligible to claim against your negligent employer by calling Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.

    Source: Health and Safety Executive 

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    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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