An unnamed man from Somerset has secured 185,000 pounds in an out-of-court work claims compensation settlement after shattering his ankle in a fall from height.
The unnamed man (aged 55) was working on the refurbishment of the Burnham-On-Sea Asda store when he fell through some plasterboard which had been placed between two industrial fridges.
The man fell over six feet to the ground and landed awkwardly on his left ankle, causing it to break in five places. He needed three operations to insert screws into the damaged bones and spent ten months on crutches.
When he was able to go back to work, after a recovery which lasted eighteen months, he found he was unable to perform the tasks he had been able to do previously, and was made redundant in 2009.
After taking legal advice, the man sued his employers for causing his injury through negligence, and has agreed a compensation settlement of 185,000 pounds with his ex-employer´s insurers.