This article was published on June 19th, 2012
A dad who suffered life-changing injuries when working on one of Bristol’s tallest buildings has received a compensation payment of more than £1million.
The man was working as a lift engineer during the construction of the Radisson Blu hotel in Broad Quay when he was hit on the head by a falling scaffolding pole which was being used as an improvised plumbing line.
The accident left the worker fighting for his life in his local hospital and although he survived, he suffered life-changing brain injuries which affect his speech and memory.
An undisclosed seven-figure sum of compensation was agreed by a High Court judge to cover the 54-year-olds loss of wages and 24hr medical attention that he now requires.
“The last three and a half years have been an absolute roller coaster of emotions,” the accident victim’s wife told local press.
“Richard’s long-term memory has been affected and at times he has difficulty remembering the names of his own children, which is heartbreaking.”
The two firms that were responsible for building the hotel received fines totalling £142,000 for breaches of health and safety regulations.
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