Firefighter receives £108,000 in compensation after accident on duty

A firefighter had an accident at work which left him with a permanent shoulder injury which then prompted an investigation. The accident happened whilst the man was responding to a call where a lorry had overturned.

The man slipped on the embankment whilst helping to unload the cargo and hurt is elbow and shoulder. An assessment revealed he had torn his shoulder muscle and tendons. He had to have surgery after his accident but doctors were unable to repair the damage.

He was fit enough to return to work after 6 months of physiotherapy.

He said: “I am relieved to be back in work on full operational duties but it is a struggle to use my left arm above shoulder height. Despite making good progress since my fall, I doubt that I’ll be able to continue in my line of work until retirement age because it is so physically demanding.”

The investigating officer into the incident said: “Situations involving overturned vehicles need to be carefully assessed to avoid further casualties. In this case, our member was sent in without a proper risk assessment of the environment in which he would be operating and the result was a permanent injury. A little bit more thought and the personal cost to our member’s health and to his Brigade’s finances could have been avoided.”

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