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    Health and Safety News

    Man wins £14K in work injury claim

    By David Brown on October 30, 2013

    Man wins £14K in work injury claim

    A man has won a work injury claim against his employers after fracturing a bone in his leg.

    James Farmer, 64, of Markinch in Fife, won over £14,000 in damages after walking on uneven ground near his firm’s premises in the town’s Viewfield Industrial Estate.

    Mr Farmer was employed as a maintenance manager at Glenrothes firm FTV Proclad Ltd in January 2011 when the accident happened.

    He received medical treatment for the injury, which resulted in him being off work for eight weeks before returning to employment.

    But Mr Farmer could not walk properly and so was forced to stop working again.

    He was later diagnosed with harmed tendons and tarsal tunnel syndrome because of the fibula fracture.

    The professional electrician had an operation and has since been unable to return to work.

    Lord Kinclaven, at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, ordered FTV Proclad Ltd to pay £14,667 in damages to Mr Farmer, who had worked there since 2000.

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    So if you’ve suffered a work accident, check out Accident Advice Helpline’s website, which also offers a lively blog page. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Firm criticised in work injury claim

    Lord Kinclaven said of Mr Farmer’s work injury claim: “An employer exercising reasonable care for the safety of his employees would not and should not have allowed employees to use a route such as this.”

    He said there was a “real and foreseeable risk” of a worker going over on their ankle and sustaining injury on the uneven surface at the foot of the grassy slope.

    He added: “An employer exercising reasonable care could and should have taken reasonable steps to obviate that risk of injury as by prohibiting the use of the … route, by closing the fire door and by designating another safer route – which happened after the accident.”

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