News portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that a worker who lost his leg during a demolition site accident has won a multimillion-pound compensation claim.
Damien Bundock, 29, was crushed by machinery that weighed three tonnes when he was working on a demolition project in June 2017 for construction firm S Walsh & Sons at a site in Essex.
He was airlifted to hospital but, despite extensive efforts, doctors had no choice but to amputate his lower right leg.
Thompsons Solicitors successfully argued that, as Bundock had been a keen runner, swimmer, and motocross rider prior to the injury, he would need multiple adapted limbs to allow him to get back to doing what he loved most.
Not only did they secure substantial interim payments – allowing him to cover the cost of his initial prosthetic limbs – but they also obtained a multimillion-pound compensation package to pay for four other prosthetic limbs, including an advanced powered microprocessor prosthesis (Empower) and a running blade.
The settlement ensures Bundock can not only pay for other adaptations, but that he will not be left in financial difficulties if he struggles to find work in the future.
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