Substantial compensation for near-fatal work fall
- AuthorKate Sweeney
A roofing contractor who almost died after falling 45-foot whilst at work has been awarded £340,000 in compensation thanks to work of his personal injury solicitor.
Sheffield resident Timothy Kirk was working for R & K Ward Roofing Contractors in Barnsley when he fell from the roof a building through a skylight.
In an interview with the Sheffield Telegraph, Mr Kirk said that the skylight was fragile and a similar colour to the roof, making it dangerous and hard to see, leading to his life threatening fall.
The fall left Mr Kirk in a coma for 11 days and doctors told his family, who could not recognise him after the incident due to widespread facial swelling, that the injuries were so severe that he may not survive.
He did however make a recovery, and now spends his time raising awareness of workplace safety and volunteering with accident victims. However, the incident left him unable to return to work.
Now Mr Kirk has been awarded £340,000 in compensation from R & K Ward Roofing Contractors for his injuries, after it was proved that the firm should have done more to ensure the roof was safe.
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By personal injury solicitor, Kate Sweeney