Man Seriously Injured in Fall from Crane Secures £2.2 Million


A steel worker has secured a substantial compensation settlement after injuries he suffered when he fell from a crane led to his leg being amputated.

The man’s boss had asked him to remove an access panel from the crane so that it could be repaired. To reach the panel, he had to cross the side of the crane using hand-holds and step over a ledge. The task was not one of his responsibilities and he was not given detailed instructions on how to carry it out. He successfully removed the panel but fell on his way back down, sustaining a severe tibia fracture.

The operator of the site initially supported his rehabilitation, but denied liability after learning that, following an infection, his left leg had had to be amputated below the knee.

Despite this, a settlement of his claim was successfully reached whereby he will receive compensation of £2.2 million. The settlement will help to pay for prosthetics and meet his ongoing accommodation and care needs.

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